Neapolitan pizza, Serbian Kolo, festival Hidrellez added to UNESCO list (PHOTO, VIDEO)

The decision to inscribe them on the list was made on Thursday by the intergovernmental committee on protection of intangible cultural heritage at its 12th regular session

EPA/Cesare Abbate

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.

Fonet/AP: Kolo dance being added to Unesco cultural heritage list

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.

AP/ANSA/Ciro Fusco: A man shows a pizza cooked in the first stone oven which was used in the 1889 to make the first pizza Margherita in Naples

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.

EPA/Ciro Fusco: A pizza is placed on Plebiscito Square in Naples, illustration

The Spring Celebration ‘Hidrellez’ takes place annually on 6 May, which is recognized as Spring Day, or the awakening of nature.

Profimedia/Zuma Press – News: People in Izmir city of Turkey celebrate Hidrellez

‘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.

For the full list see here.

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