Will Belarusian draniki make it to UNESCO heritage list?

Will Belarusian draniki make it to UNESCO heritage list?

Winter is a special time of the year where there are many celebrations and national traditions you can enjoy. On December 24 Catholics of the world celebrated Christmas Eve and on December 25 the bright holiday of Christmas. This is when many other celebrations of winter begin, and it is not only New Year and Orthodox Christmas, but many other celebrations which have come to us from the pagan times.

 And of course, a good celebration cannot be without good food. Belarusian cuisine was one of the issues discussed during the program “What’s going on?” and the possibility of Belarusian “draniki” (potato pancakes) being listed into the UNESCO security list.

Egor Khrustalev, host:
French cuisine, and if I am not mistaken, Italian cuisine are under UNESCO’s protection. Can Belarusian draniki get into this category?

Valeria Klitsunova, director of the public association “Rest in a village”:
I don’t think so, because this dish is known in Germany and in many other countries. However, we have a list of non-material heritage of our own, where there about four or five dishes.

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