National Holidays

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

Latest news

October 11, 2021 16:40

The University of Pécs has won this year's EAIE Award for Excellence in Internationalisation for the online short-term programmes developed and managed by the International Centre.

October 8, 2021 15:02
over 250 years of excellence in medical education, research & innovation and healthcare

Are you interested in studying in Hungary, but you don’t know which university to choose? Our series about Hungarian universities will help you to decide! In our next session, you can learn more about Semmelweis University, one of the most prestigious biomedical institutions in Hungary. Read our article and get inspired!

September 24, 2021 15:16

Being grown and harvested for more than 8000 years, grapes are proudly one of the oldest and most valuable fruits of all. Its origin can be traced back to the Eastern Mediterranean regions and by today, it can be found in almost every part of the world. Read about the next content of our ingredient of the month series: the grapes.