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Culture Ministry wants Romanian carols included in UNESCO Heritage Fund

The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage intends to get the Romanian Christmas carols included in the UNESCO World Heritage Fund, the state secretary Vasile Timis stated, last week, Hotnews reports. Present in Sfantu Gheorghe, where he visited the National Eastern Carpathians Museum, Vasile Timis stated that the Culture Ministry was continuing its efforts to include on the UNESCO list as many objects, sites and monuments from the national, material and abstract, heritage, as possible, adding, in this context, that the national “doina” (folk chant) had been added to the list in 2009, followed by the Sucevita Monastery, last year, and an application for the Cucuteni pottery, filed this year. “We also mean to include the Romanian Christmas carol on the UNESCO heritage list,” Timis argued. Several sites in Romania are featured on the UNESCO heritage list, including the historical centre of Sighisoara, the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, the fortified churches in Transylvania, the Dacian fortresses in the Orastiei Mountains, as well as the wooden churches in Maramures and Moldavia.

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