Kihnu cultural heritage and UNESCO
Kihnu Cultural Space was included in UNESCO’s list of Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in November 2003. In 2008 it was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Kihnu cultural space consists of Kihnu and neighbouring small island Manija. Its culture, communal lifestyle, local dialect, traditions and music are what make it unique.