‘Nevesinje Olympics’ exhibition was opened in Trebinje, which marked the beginning of promotional campaign for nomination of this traditional event for the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The exhibition in the Museum of Herzegovina was opened by Assistant Minister of Education and Culture of the RS Tanja Djakovic, who said that the exhibition would help visitors get acquainted with the importance of nourishing the identity based on traditional heritage.
According to Djakovic, exhibition will also inform people as to how traditional athletic skills are preserved in the area of Nevesinje.
The exhibition presents history of Nevesinje Olympics through archive materials, newspaper articles and old photos, as well as trophies and medals awarded for individual disciplines.
Participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Croatia of all ages participate in the Nevesinje Olympics and the event is held under the auspices of Nevesinje Municipality and the Government of the RS.
Three traditional elements from Bosnia and Herzegovina are already on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity: Zmijanje embroidery, Konjic woodcarving, and picking of iva grass on Ozren mountain.