20 August is one of the most important national holidays in Hungary. First and foremost, it celebrates the foundation of Hungary, for which it has been dubbed as the birthday of Hungary. As such, it is just natural that the event needs an official cake of Hungary – which is selected yearly.
While Hungary has 13 bank holidays, 15 March is arguably the most prominent for many. It commemorates the start of the revolution of 1848 and 1849, and with it, the love for freedom of the Hungarian people.
Farsang (pronounced “farshang”) is the Hungarian equivalent of the Carnival season, with some specific alterations. Farsang covers the entire period between the twelfth day of Christmas and Shrove Tuesday, and it is a time for merrymaking and courtship.
Christmas is approaching quickly. If you are in Hungary and invited to a Christmas party, you will most probably come across one or more of our staple Christmas pastries. Can you match each to our cover image? Make sure to try them if you get the chance.
Since Hungary is traditionally well-known for its excellent wines, it might not come as a surprise that the grape harvest is the biggest event of the fall in agriculture. Depending on when the grape ripens in each region, you can expect festivals connected to the grape harvest all over the country from the end of September to the end of October.