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Alpinism is supposed to be Unesco cultural heritage

41 customs, festivals, occasions and rituals in the race for the title of intangible cultural heritage of Unesco. At the Unesco annual meeting, which will take place from next Monday to Saturday in Bogota, are also addressed two proposals from Switzerland.

For a alpinism: Swiss mountain climber and mountain guide associations, together with Italian and French colleagues and bring together a Dossier for the candidacy of alpinism for the list created. Switzerland is involved in this tri-national candidature, which was filed in March of 2018.

Of alpinism is the most under highlighting the practices, the values and the passing on of knowledge within a large community of the autumn / winter season and mountain climbers as part of the intangible cultural heritage is presented.

It is not the first Time that Switzerland has in common with other countries, is launching a candidacy. Together with Austria and Switzerland, for example, in 2017, had filed the handling of the avalanche danger as a candidacy. In November 2018, the Unesco took these to your representative list.

The other proposal relates to the historic Holy week processions in Mendrisio in Ticino. These processions are reminiscent of the last supper and the crucifixion of Christ. The solemn intercourses are since the 17th century. Century occupies. In addition to the religious, the two processions on Maundy Thursday and good Friday craft and artistic aspects. So shed light on art-fully crafted images, the "TRANS Parenti", the move.

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Created: 08.12.2019, 11:47 PM

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