13-14-15-16 SEPTEMBER
GUEST OF HONOR: SOUTH FRANCE

The 16th edition of Tocatì , the International Festival of Street Games , organized by the Ancient Games Association under the patronage of the Municipality of Verona , the Veneto Region and the Province of Verona, will be held in Verona from 13 to 16 September 2018; confirmed for this sixteenth edition of the UNESCO ICH advocacy and strengthened collaboration with AEJeST, MIBAC and ICDE - Central Institute for Demoetnoantropologia.

Guest of this edition La France du Midi - Southern France represented by game groups from Occitania , Provence - Alps - French Riviera , New Aquitaine with the Basque Country : protagonists are the traditional game communities of rural origin of the Basque Country as ad example Le Bûcheron , Le lever d'enclume , Le ramassage des épis de mais and other southern French games including Tambourin , some modes of Quilles , Pétanque .

Why UNESCO?

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture is an expression of the desire to redeem the rubble of two world wars. Here are the first words of its 1945 Constitution:

“Wars begin in the minds of men, and it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be built since mutual incomprehension between peoples has always been, throughout history, the origin of suspicion and mistrust. Human dignity requires the spread of culture and education ".

The Organization's main vocation is international coordination and cooperation in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. Its fundamental objectives are to strengthen ties between nations, societies, communities, groups and individuals, in order to create a favorable environment for each citizen to:

  • Having access to quality education, a fundamental right and an indispensable condition for sustainable development.

  • Growing up and living in a cultural environment rich in diversity, of dialogue, in which heritage serves as a union between generations and peoples.

  • Benefit fully from advances in knowledge and science.

Enjoy full freedom of expression, the basis of democracy, development and human dignity

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