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UNESCO adds Arab traditions to world heritage list

UNESCO emphasized that the aim of its list lies mainly in celebrating traditions, practices, traditional skills and the surrounding culture.
04.12.22 | Source: Siasat

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added Arab traditions in its list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage of humanity, during the 17th meeting of the organization’s committee, which began on Monday, November 28, in Rabat, Morocco.

UNESCO began announcing the accepted files on Tuesday, November 29, and it is expected that more files will continue to be announced until Saturday, December 3.

Among the Arab traditions included by the organization are the skills of making the dagger and the social practices associated with it, which were advanced by the Sultanate of Oman, Jordanian Mansaf, the Saudi Khawlani coffee, and the celebrations of the Egyptian holy family’s journey.