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The Tbourida enters the Unesco heritage at last!

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The Tbourida, Moroccan equestrian art, is finally inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Unesco responded favorably on Wednesday 15 December to the application of the Kingdom of Morocco for the inscription of Tbourida on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. For the Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, represented by Ambassador Samir Addahre, this inscription is “an international recognition of an Arab-Amazigh civilizational heritage and to which Moroccans are very attached”. Adding that in order to protect its intangible heritage,” Morocco has enshrined in its own Constitution the respect and protection of its cultural diversity, Amazigh, Hassan, Arab, African and Jewish, thanks to the commendable commitment of HM King Mohammed VI ”.

For the president of the Nominations Evaluation Body, the nomination submitted by Morocco “meets” the five criteria required by the Intergovernmental Committee arguing that Tbourida has an “Importance for the cultural identity and collective memory of Morocco and its communities and contributes to sustainable development through the breeding of horses and the manufacture of clothes and saddles from local materials”.

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