Many of us are familiar with UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

However, until I read a NY Times article about Italian espresso, I had never heard of UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

It includes:

oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts.

You can check them all out in neat interactives here.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.