Unesco cites carnival of Aalst, belgium on a world Heritage site

Unesco, the carnival in Aalst is removed from the list of world Heritage, the united nations organisation, on Friday announced. At the beginning of december, showed the mayor of a Belgian town are already aware of the party’s list, is to want to be able to, after a controversy over a float that is Jewish, the stereotypes depicted, during the carnival parade at the end of march.

Aalst Carnival, which came in time to the float of the nightlife is just behind Vismooijlen. The figures that float, Jews were required to imagine it. They had a great haakneuzen, pijpenkrullen, and were in possession of a treasure chest. The group was to make it clear that they are short of cash were in a sabbatical year, and next year is a better float would be.

There was criticism of the float, but also from outside the country. Such was Unesco that freedom of speech is not a cloak for hatred of one. The cartoons were disrespectful and is a violation of the spirit of the intangible cultural heritage, she said. The united nations organization announced that and then at a special conference to decide whether or not its from aalst to tradition, would be removed from the list of world Heritage.

The mayor had already decided to give the Carnival in Aalst, belgium to remove it from the list of world Heritage. “We’ve had those complaints. “We are not anti-semites or racists. All of those who continue to claim it is in bad faith,” according to the mayor, Christoph D’haese, from Aalst, belgium at the time.

Halina Reijn and Dutch actress Carice van Houten, not by the mayor at the table

This is the first time in the history of Unesco, a cultural heritage of the world Heritage list is obtained.

Recently, decided, Halina Reijn and Dutch actress Carice van Houten at the last minute, in the programme of the Flemish actualiteitenrubriek of The Event to be published. The actor didn’t want to be sitting at a table with a’D’ He, who had also been invited to the program.

44Dit the float with the Jewish stereotypes, Aalst, belgium

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