The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2003. Hungary ratified the Convention in 2006.

The aim of the Convention is to increase visibility and public awareness of the intangible cultural heritage in society. The objective is to facilitate and foster mutual recognition and respect for human creativity by exposing the broadest possible audiences to the diverse expressions of the intangible cultural heritage.

Elements of the National Inventory:

Elements inscribed in the Lists of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention:

More information about the elements of Hungarian Intangible Cultural Heritage, the protecting organisations and the work of the Hungarian Intangible Cultural Heritage Department can be found on the website of the Department.