2023 theme: Living Heritage
This year’s shared European Heritage Days theme is Living Heritage.
Intangible cultural heritage, understood here as a synonym for living heritage, is passed down from generation to generation, and constantly reshaped by communities and groups in response to their environment and today’s needs.
You can access guidance on how to celebrate this theme here.
This guide includes suggestions for potential events and activities which celebrate Living Heritage.
Doors Open Days is part of European Heritage Days. The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event shared by the people of Europe. The Council of Europe launched the initiative in 1985, and in 1999 was joined by the European Union to create the joint action, which has continued up to the present day.