Skip to comments.UNESCO deems Flamenco, French gastronomy as heritage
Posted on 11/16/2010 6:28:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge
PARIS (Reuters) Peking Opera, Spanish Flamenco and the art of French gastronomy won places Tuesday on UNESCO's list of intangible world heritages to preserve.
The U.N. culture and education agency deemed the traditions and 43 others from a total of 11 countries worthy of recognition on the list at a meeting in Nairobi.
Among the more obscure traditions, Luxembourg won recognition for a centuries-old annual hopping procession in the eastern border village of Echternach.
The blade-twirling of a scissor-dancing ritual in Peru's Chanka region, which has roots going back to the 16th century, was also nominated as was Turkey's 648-year-old Kirkpinar festival of dozens of men wrestling in cooking oil.
Nominations not only included festivals and rituals but also arts such as the Chinese traditional medicine of acupuncture.
Traditional Mexican cuisine and the loosely defined Mediterranean diet, consisting of growing and consuming olive oil, cereals, fresh or dried fruit and vegetables, were also honored with recognition on the list.
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SOOooo.. FR should qualify, huh?
The Zot Festival is always a big hit.
“The blade-twirling of a scissor-dancing ritual in Peru’s Chanka region, which has roots going back to the 16th century, was also nominated as was Turkey’s 648-year-old Kirkpinar festival of dozens of men wrestling in cooking oil. “
when you nominate everything, you nominate nothing.
And the reason we should fund UNESCO to tell us this is what exactly?
I picked up the dead snail my dog was rolling in today!
I guess he knew.
So Timmy, have you ever seen Kirkpinar?
what about Nascar or WWE?
GW Bush invited UNESCO back in 2002.
If it starts with “UN” it ends with trouble...
Not that anyone does 'Russian style service' anymore in American or French restaurants.
So they listed as a world heritage, something that was compiled as a 'world heritage' over a century ago?
No problems with the cuisine. It's good, and I'm good at it. But if it's that good, it will stand the test of time on it's own. The UN is stupid.
It's wonderful how Japan can be so adept at retaining the best of the old ways and amalgamating the best of the new. In contrast, Red China has quite a few on the endangered list.
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