Garba Dance Nominates to UNESCO Heritage List


  • After Durga Puja was included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage last year, India has now named Garba for the year 2022.
  • If approved, it will become the first intangible cultural heritage of Gujarat to be listed by UNESCO.
  • Garba is a form of dance, as well as a religious and social event. 
  • It originated in the villages of Gujarat, where it was performed in communal gathering places in the center of the village which was attended by the entire community. 
  • In Gujarat, it is celebrated with nine nights of dance as a form of worship and worship. 
  • Garba is also performed during social events like weddings and parties.
List of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO:
  • UNESCO’s prestigious list is made up of intangible heritage elements that help to showcase the diversity of cultural heritage and raise awareness of its importance.
  • It was established in 2008 after the Convention for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage, 2003 came into force.
  • It compiles two lists viz. Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Protection.