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Margariti breaks good news from Botswana: Transhumance included in list of world Intangible Cultural Heritage

Minister of Culture Elva Margariti announced today that the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage voted to include Transhumance in the list of world intangible cultural heritage.

Writing in a post in the social media, Margariti gave the good news from Botswana, just one year after the Albanian traditional dress known as xhubleta was accepted under the UNESCO protection.

The minister said that, “For the Transhumance, we applied in a joint file with Spain, Andorra, Croatia, France, Luxembourg and Romania, joining Italy, Austria and Greece, which were included in 2019 for this phenomenon”.

“The cattle migration is an ancient tradition that has gone through centuries and countries; a lifestyle rich with pastoral songs, instruments, clothing, rituals, parties and cuisine”, underlined the minister.

“Let this be a good omen for the other files that the Ministry of Culture has submitted to the UNESCO, prepared by experts in the field with the financial support of our partner The_AADF”, said the minister while thanking them for drafting a winning file