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Durga Puja inscribed on UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

Date: 17 December 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has inscribed ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
  • Durga Puja is an ancient festival celebrated in the country for many centuries. In total, 14 Intangible Cultural Heritage elements from the country have now been inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List.
  • The other festivals or carnivals which have been recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity are three each in South America and Europe respectively.