Kolo, the traditional Serbian dance, Italian art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’ and Turkish-Macedonian spring festival Hidrellez are among those things that have made it to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Kolo is a traditional, collective folk dance performed by dancers who are interlinked to form a chain, usually moving in a circular line holding hands with their arms down.
It is performed to the accompaniment of music at private and public gatherings and involves all members of the local community.
The art of the Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’ is a culinary practice comprising four different phases relating to the preparation of the dough and its baking in a wood-fired oven, involving a rotatory movement by the baker.
The Spring Celebration ‘Hidrellez’ takes place annually on 6 May, which is recognized as Spring Day, or the awakening of nature.
‘Hidrellez’ is a compound noun derived from ‘Hidir’ and ‘Ilvas’, which are believed to be the protectors of earth and water and the helpers of individuals, families and communities in need of them.
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