Eleven new elements reflecting cultural identity have been added to the Inventory

New regional, local traditions and the good practice

This year 11 new elements have been added to the Lithuanian Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory. Eight living heritage elements have been added, including the traditions of Barn Theater Tradition in Tautkaičiai Region, Lithuanian Heraldry Tradition, The Tradition of the Use of the Yiddish Dialect of Lithuanian Jews (Litvaks) in Lithuania, Šiupinys Celebration in Lithuania Minor, Traditional Relationship Between Human and Forest in Lithuania, Amber Hunting on the Coast of Lithuania, The Mojavos (May Prayers) of Šukionys Village, Indulgence Feast of St. Mary Magdalene in Veiviržėnai.

Alongside the growing number of elements of living heritage in the Inventory, the examples of the Revival of the Horse Ploughing Tradition in Lazdijai Region, Lithuanian Bath Academy, The Practices of Reviving Kafija Drinking Culture in Lithuania Minor in 2023 thus initiating a category of the good practices of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

The Lithuanian Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory has been under development since 2017. The Inventory currently includes 66 elements – oral traditions and expressions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, traditional craftsmanship present in its territory and good practices of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.

The Inventory is compiled by the Lithuanian National Centre for Culture on behalf of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, in cooperation with municipalities, assigned specialists, cultural and scientific institutions, non-governmental organizations and communities. Everyone can contribute to the process of safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage and to the creation of the Inventory, therefore, every spring, proposals of elements and consultations are open, and in autumn, applications are accepted.

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Created on: 2024-04-05 15:06:37 Modified on: 2024-04-05 15:07:29
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