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    Polonaise Recognized on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

    On March 19th, representatives of institutions and organizations involved in drafting the proposal for the inclusion of the polonaise dance on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity received the UNESCO certificate.


    In December 2023, the Polonaise dance, a cherished symbol of Polish tradition, secured its spot on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Characterized by its graceful steps and dignified movements, the Polonaise holds a significant place in Poland’s cultural tapestry, embodying elegance and simplicity.

    This is the sixth Polish tradition to be included on the UNESCO heritage list.

    Joining five other Polish traditions, including Krakow’s nativity scene crafting and floral carpets for Corpus Christi processions, the Polonaise represents a continuum of Polish cultural heritage, reflecting national struggles and patriotic sentiments.

    UNESCO Recognition

    The journey to UNESCO recognition began in March 2022, culminating in Polonaise’s inscription on the prestigious list in December 2023. This acknowledgment not only celebrates Poland’s rich cultural legacy but also ensures the preservation and promotion of the Polonaise for future generations.

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