War graves and cattle market held added to heritage list
The adoption of war graves by the inhabitants of Margraten, the Koeiemart of Woerden that has been around since the 15th century, and the annual presentation of a barrel of herring to the people of Niekerk shall henceforth as ‘intangible heritage’.
The local use have been added to the Inventory of Immaterial Heritage in the Netherlands. That list was created as recognition for traditions.
In total, the centre for Intangible Heritage in the Netherlands (DRIFT) six new additions to the list done. There are now 129 customs and traditions, from well known events like the flower Parade of Zundert, and the summer carnival in Rotterdam, to local things like cigars in IJsselmuiden and keeping pigeons in The Hague. Also, the Indian rice and the Brabants worstenbroodje of fame on the list.
Although the inventory comes out of an international UNESCO convention, provides placement on the list is not a protected status. By an use to sign to let people see “actively to pursue for the future of their heritage”.