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.
What is Farsang in Hungary?
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.
Traditional Christmas pastries in Hungary
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.
Grape harvest in Hungary
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.
What do we celebrate on 20 August in Hungary?
Learn how 20 August became one of the most important holidays in Hungary, and how it is celebrated. Food, family events and fireworks all over the country.
Isn’t it early for Santa Claus?
While in Anglo-Saxon tradition and in pop culture Santa Claus is associated with Christmas, in Hungary we do this differently too. 6 December commemorates St. Nicholas, so this is when the Hungarian version of Santa Claus, called Mikulás or Télapó, visits children.