The “Tbourida” was added to the Representative List of Humanity’s Intangible Cultural Heritage at the completion of the 16th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Paris from December 13 to 18.
Tbourida has just been inscribed on the #IntangibleHeritage list.
Congratulations #Morocco 🇲🇦! 👏👏👏
— UNESCO 🏛️ #Education #Sciences #Culture 🇺🇳 (@UNESCO) December 15, 2021
According to a statement from the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication’s Department of Culture, this inscription is part of an integrated national file developed at the initiative of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the horse, which has allowed the highlighting of cultural practices, skills, and knowledge related to the “Tbourida,” in addition to its social significance and cultural dimension.
According to the statement, the 16th session of this committee saw the inscription of Arabic calligraphy on the same list as part of a combined proposal by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, including Morocco.
Morocco currently has 12 heritage items on UNESCO’s lists, a significant number at the regional and African levels, reflecting the Kingdom’s efforts to enhance its intangible cultural heritage through close collaboration between relevant ministerial departments, elected councils, and civil society actors.