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.
Marital status and changing family names in Hungary
Family names reflect that a certain set of people belongs together. In Hungary, children traditionally wear their fathers’ family name, while women also often change their name upon getting married. Knowledge about how this works may come in handy not only when preparing for your life in Hungary, but also when researching family documents for your citizenship application.
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.
Hungarian names: a quick guide
Just like Hungarian language, Hungarian names are different from what you have in the rest of Europe. This goes for word order, naming conventions, and name structure too. Read on to get a quick overview of naming conventions in Hungary.
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.