March For Jesus is now Cultural Heritage AM

Title was made official on Wednesday (2) with publication of the Law in the Official Gazette.
03/03/2016 10h34 - Updated 3/03/2016 10h35
Photo: Diego Janartã

The 'March for Jesus’ is now officially Intangible Cultural Heritage of Nature. The title was awarded by Enacted Law 318/2016 published on Wednesday (2) Official Gazette of the Amazonas Legislative Assembly (OF-AM), and will allow the march, as well as Carnival Band and Samba Manaus schools that have the same title, receive financial support from the Government on its achievements.

The law is the result of Wanderley Dallas authored by Mr project (PMDB) approved by a majority vote in December last year in ALE.

The title is regulated by the Federal Constitution, articles 215 e 216, establishing as Brazilian cultural heritage assets of material and immaterial nature, including ways to create, do and live the groups that form the Brazilian society. The law also says that are considered cultural assets of an intangible nature “those practices and areas of life that manifest themselves in knowledge, crafts and ways of doing; celebrations; forms of scenic expression, plastic, musical or play and places, such as markets, fairs and shrines that house collective cultural practices”.

This definition is in line with the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and ratified by Brazil on 1 March 2006.

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