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Intangible UNESCO monuments

Slovácko Verbuňk

(on UNESCO List entered in year 2005)

Slovácko Verbuňk belongs to male saltation dances. It is an impromptu dance, which is not bound by exact choreography rules. A pre-show consisting of a dance song is an indispansable part of it. The dance can be encountered in the southeast part of Moravia - in the ethnographic area of Slovácko (sometime translated as Moravian Slovakia) Depending on some speicific local features, it can appear in sever regional subtypes. Verbuňk is a part of natural dancing occasions (such as feasts or balls), but it exists in a stage form as well.


(on UNESCO List entered in year 2010)

Descriptions of Shrovetide processions and masks in the Hlinsko Region have been documented since the 19th century. In some villages, they have been occurring spontaneously for several generations almost unchanged to the present (Hamry, Studnice, Vortová).


(on UNESCO List entered in year 2010)

Falconers ready for hunt..
Falconry is one of the oldest relationships between man and predator, which has lasted for more than 4000 years. It is the traditional activity of hunting using trained birds of prey in a natural environment.

Kings' Ride

(on UNESCO List entered in year 2011)

The Ride of the Kings is a folk tradition of yet unknown origin, mostly associated with the traditional Christian holiday. In the Czech Republic, the tradition i s only kept in Slovacek and Hane, although it was previously held on a more frequent scale throughout the entire Czech Republic.


(on UNESCO List entered in year 2016)

Czech puppetry is recognized as an important cultural and social phenomenon, whose mass spread over the Czech lands dates back to the 19th century. Marionetteers who played in Czech, became a part of the process of national revival at the time.

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