Romania celebrates on Wednesday 66 years since joining the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
On July 27, 1956, Romania became a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), established on November 16, 1945, in Paris.
Romania’s National Committee for UNESCO (CNR UNESCO) was established on the date of our country’s accession to this international institution, in 1956, and the Permanent Delegation of Romania to UNESCO was established two years later, in 1958.
The World Heritage List was opened for Romania with the inscription of the Danube Delta (1991) as a natural site and was continued with a series of cultural sites: villages with fortified churches in Transylvania (1993), churches from Moldova (1993, 2010), the Hurezi Monastery (1993), Dacian Fortresses in the Orati Mountains (1999), Sighisoara Historical Centre (1999), Wooden Churches in Maramures (1999). Another natural site inscribed on the UNESCO list – is the secular and virgin beech forests of the Carpathians and other regions of Europe.
On the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity are the Calus ritual dance, the Doina, the craftsmanship of Horezu ceramics, Men’s group Colindat, Christmas time ritual, the Virgin’s Game, the Martisor, Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.