Each year the Cake of Hungary competition is organized by Hungarian Confectionery Industry Association on the occasion of the national holiday, August 20th, the day on which Saint Stephen founded Hungary. It is a popular tradition to celebrate the most talented Hungarian confectioners and promote culinary innovation. This year the cake “Naughty Plum Prince” has been the winner of the contest.
In Hungary and most European countries, spring is when we celebrate one of the most important Christian holidays - Easter. It is not on a fixed date, but held every year based on the following agreement of the church: “Easter should be observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox (21 March).” This year Easter falls on the 18th of April.
Known locally as “farsang”, Hungary has multiple unique traditions in February when it comes to costumes and celebrations. In our next article we have collected everything you need to know and some tips as well, if you want to join the festivities!
Whether you’ve just spent your first winter holidays in Hungary or you have already had several experiences, we hope it was relaxing and peaceful. Most of the Hungarian people spent their time with their families, many shops were closed, and some events were postponed because of the pandemic. Regardless, some of the enthusiastic volunteers of the Alumni Network Hungary shared their previous experiences and gave tips and advice for your next holiday season.
During the holidays, we wish you a relaxing study break after your exams and lots of happiness, wealth and success in your personal life and studies for the next year! Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness.