Da alcuni giorni nell’elenco Unesco del Patrimonio Immateriale dell’Umanità vi sono anche quattro esempi italiani di “Celebrazione delle grandi strutture processionali a spalla“, ovvero feste popolari in cui vengono usate delle imponenti “macchine a spalla“:
Le motivazioni dell’Unesco sono le seguenti:
The Committee (…) decides that [this element] satisfies the criteria for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, as follows:
R.1: Recreated periodically in four Italian cities, celebrations of processional structures provide their communities of practitioners a sense of identity and belonging and strengthen social cohesion;
R.2: Inscription of the element on the Representative List could encourage dialogue among its practitioners in four cities and others, while promoting cultural diversity and testifying to human creativity;
R.3: Safeguarding measures proposed include documentation and research, promotion and awareness-raising campaigns as well as education programmes;
R.4: A series of meetings and seminars were organized with the participation of representatives of the four communities who gave their free, prior and informed consent;
R.5: The element is included upon initiative of the communities concerned in the General Catalogue of cultural heritage maintained by the Central Institute for Cataloguing and Documentation, under the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture.