Hungary ratified the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006. The Hungarian National Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Hungarian National Inventory of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was established in 2008.
Since April 2009 the responsible body for the implementation of the Convention in Hungary is the Intangible Cultural Heritage Department of the Hungarian Open Air Museum. Currently eight elements are inscribed on the national inventory.

New inscriptions on the National Inventory of ICH are to be announced at the ceremonial opening of the Cultural Heritage Days

Five new elements are to be included to Hungary's National Inventory of ICH. The promulgation of the new elements is to be held in Kőszeg, at the opening ceremony of the Cultural Heritage Days, September 20, 2013.

This year's Cultural Heritage Days suppose to be again a big celebration of cultural diversity and intangible heritage. During the weekend of September 21-22, the bearer communities of the National Inventory will present their colorful heritage elements to the widest public of Kőszeg.