In a recent development, UNESCO has officially acknowledged three Luxembourgish traditions, enlisting them in the prestigious catalogue of the world's intangible cultural heritage.

Building upon the recognition of the Echternach dance procession and the musical art of hunting horn playing, Luxembourg now boasts five traditions on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This list, comprised of 730 traditions from 145 countries, celebrates their unique cultural significance.

The formal approval of these three traditions took place during the ongoing session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, currently convened in Botswana.

Transhumance (Wanderschéiferei) involves the seasonal movement of flocks and herds. It has held a place in Luxembourg's National Inventory of Intangible Heritage for about twelve years. On the other hand, traditional irrigation, or fléizen, a practice still observed in the Upper Sûre Nature Park, has has only been included in the inventory for two years. This method of agricultural irrigation naturally redirects water from streams to meadows.

The art of midwifery (Hiewanskonscht) is as old as humanity itself. Midwives play a crucial role in supporting pregnant people and guiding them through the entire journey from the beginning of pregnancy to the end of breastfeeding.

It should be noted that these traditions received joint submissions from multiple countries, including Luxembourg.

In addition to Luxembourg's cultural additions, UNESCO expanded its intangible heritage inventory in 2023 to encompass various traditions worldwide. These include the craftsmanship and performing art of balaban/mey in Azerbaijan, the practices and cultural meanings associated with the preparation and consumption of ceviche in Peru, sona sand drawings in Angola, and Aklan piña handloom weaving in the Philippines.