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The National Intangible Cultural Heritage List includes four new values

On 26 October 2022, a decision on the inclusion of four new values in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage (SNA) list was adopted at the Council meeting of the intangible cultural heritage.

For inclusion in the National SNA, four values are confirmed in 2022. Two of these are cultural spaces: Church cultural space (applicant: cultural administration of the municipality of South Kurzeme), located in the territory of the modern-day and Otaņku parish between the Baltic Sea, the Liepāja Lake and the Barta River, whose representatives are proud of their bright peoples, customs, local waste and lifestyles; and Vidzeme Livonian Culture (applicant: association “peak”)the most characteristic values in the Community's view are the daily communication in the Vidzeme Distribution of the Livonian dialect, the study of Vidzeme Livonian families, the preservation of cultural space in folklore, the preservation of inherited crafts and the preservation of traditional knowledge and others.

The list is also approved Traditions of Latvian Old Believers Pomorian Church (applicant: Pomorian Church of Latvia) – sakrālie prayers, a unique form of notation and singing who came to Latvia in the middle of the 17 th century following the split of the Russian Orthodox Church; and weaving of the belts in Sigulda municipality in a patterned tissue pulse technique (applicant: Sigulda Municipality, TLM “Krimulda”, TLM “Sigulda”). Although there is a familiar type of ornamental fabric in Latvia at the beginning of the 20 th century, the 20 th century. In the 80 s, “Krimulda” was created by a simplified technical design in a written tissue-collar technique with extensive ornamental facilities using eight frames.

ON the basis OF the applications sent by 12 June 2022, THE Council of THE SNA selected four of the five applications for which the applicants were given the opportunity to supplement and clarify their applications.

The formal ceremony, which will provide evidence of the inclusion of values in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List, will be held at the end of November – more information will follow shortly.

Information on the preparation of the application as well as on the Council of Intangible Cultural Heritage available on the website The next submission of applications will be announced in January 2023 and a half-year period will be given for their preparation.