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December 2023: New inclusions to UNESCO’s cultural heritage

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Petar Gramatikov
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Dr. Petar Gramatikov is the Editor in Chief and Director of The European Times. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Reporters. Dr. Gramatikov has more than 20 years of Academic experience in different institutions for higher education in Bulgaria. He also examined lectures, related to theoretical problems involved in the application of international law in religious law where a special focus has been given to the legal framework of New Religious Movements, freedom of religion and self-determination, and State-Church relations for plural-ethnic states. In addition to his professional and academic experience, Dr. Gramatikov has more than 10 years Media experience where he hold a positions as Editor of a tourism quarterly periodical “Club Orpheus” magazine – “ORPHEUS CLUB Wellness” PLC, Plovdiv; Consultant and author of religious lectures for the specialized rubric for deaf people at the Bulgarian National Television and has been Accredited as a journalist from “Help the Needy” Public Newspaper at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Nastradin Hoxha entered the cultural heritage of UNESCO

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has announced the inclusion in the UNESCO list of two multinational values – the tea culture as a symbol of identity, hospitality and social interaction, and the tradition of telling jokes with the satirist character Nastradin Hoxha.

Nastradin Khoxha is a unique and funny character from Turkish folklore, known and popular in our country with his funny stories.

He was born in 1208 and died in 1284. His native village was Hortu, Sivrihisar County, Eskişehir Province in Turkey. He lived in Aksehir, and later in the city of Konya – at that time the capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rumelia.

Nastradin Hoxha is also known in other countries as Nasreddin Hoxha, Molla Nesreddin, Molla Ependi, Ependi, Effendi Kojanasir. It is popular in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The tea culture of the Turks exists in a similar form in Azerbaijan.

These two Turkish traditions were included in UNESCO‘s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 17th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The meeting took place in the Moroccan capital Rabat between November 28 and December 3.

The ministry added that the number of cultural elements of Turkey inscribed on the list of intangible cultural heritage has reached 25.

UNESCO recognized Serbian brandy as a cultural heritage

The Serbian plum brandy “Shlivovica” was included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity, the Ministry of Culture of Serbia announced, quoted by Tanjug Agency.

“Public practices and knowledge related to the preparation and preparation of the traditional plum drink ‘shlivovica'” were declared an element of Serbia’s intangible cultural heritage, the ministry said.

In 2021, the Ministry of Culture nominated Slivovitsa to the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The decision to include Serbian plum brandy in the list was made by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the meeting held in Rabat, Morocco.

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