Culture

Cattle migration, world heritage and Albania

At the meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, which is being held in Botswana, transhumance has entered the List of Intangible World Heritage in a joint file with Spain, Andorra, Croatia, France, Luxembourg and Romania . These countries have joined Italy, Austria and Greece, which were included in 2019 as countries that own this tradition.
 

Albania, together with other countries, has managed to add to the list of world heritage an immeasurable spiritual, immaterial value, transhumance or livestock trekking. At the meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, which is being held in Botswana, transhumance has entered the List of Intangible World Heritage in a joint file with Spain, Andorra, Croatia, France, Luxembourg and Romania . These countries have joined Italy, Austria and Greece, which were included in 2019 as countries that own this tradition.

"The tradition of cattle herding is an ancient tradition that has crossed centuries and countries, a way of life rich in pastoral songs, instruments, clothing, rituals, festivals and cuisine.