There will be some days when you don’t have to go to school and others when you do but you might find others in “holiday mode”. The reason behind this is that they are celebrating Hungarian holidays.
Here is a list of the public holidays:
1st January – New Year’s Day
15th March – Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution’s outbreak of 1848
Easter – Usually in March or April from Good Friday through Easter Monday.
Pentecost Monday – 50 days after Easter. Usually in May or June.
1st May – Labour Day
20th August – Saint Stephen’s Day (founder of the Hungarian state)
23rd October – National Day in memory of the 1956 revolution
1st November – All Saints’ Day
25-26th December – 1st and 2nd day of Christmas
...and a few more that most Hungarians celebrate:
1st Sunday in May – Mother’s Day
6th December – Saint Nicholas Day
24th December – Christmas Eve
31st December – New Year's Eve
The semester has started 2 months ago but the exam period is yet to come, so you probably need to study a lot and stay awake a little more than usual. We know that feeling: you try hard not to fall asleep but it feels impossible. What will be your best friend during these laborious nights? Of course, COFFEE!
I love the atmosphere of the cities, but I also really love the nature and being outdoors. Luckily Budapest is close to some amazing forests and mountains, so it’s easy to go and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city whenever I feel like it. There are many beautiful and peaceful places on the Hungarian countryside to go hiking, but my favourite is the Danube Bend (Dunakanyar).
The fall season has started and it comes with interesting programmes to see. The annual Autumn Festival of the Museums started on 23 September 2019 and offer events until 10 November 2019.