Each year the Cake of Hungary competition is organised by the Hungarian Confectioner Craftsmen Corporation 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 “Sunflower” has been the winner of the contest.
On 20 August no one is working, the stores and universities are closed and there are multiple ceremonies and public speeches around the country, completed with magnificent fireworks after sunset. But what is the origin of this national holiday and why is it so important for Hungarians? In our article, we review its historical background and give you some tips on how to join the ceremonies.
If you are a hiker, maybe you heard about the most famous Hungarian trail, the National Blue Trail (Országos Kéktúra) between Írottkő and Hollóháza, the two endpoints from the Western side to the North-Eastern mountains. During your studies, you can discover some parts or the whole one. Let’s get some details for your exciting journey!
Hungary has beautiful nature with various species, and more than 70 botanical gardens and arboretums wait for visitors to provide them a few silent hours for relaxing and studying. The gardens are spectacular during the whole year, but some of them are even more special in the time of blooming. Check out these university gardens with us, and book a place in the summer to visit them!
Have you ever thought about how 3D images work? And how the modern applications create so lifelike, precise images about an object? The development of holography and the process of creating 3D images links to a Hungarian scientist, Dénes Gábor, who got a Nobel Prize for his pioneer inventions in 1971. Read more about his life and his outstanding scientific achievements.
Have you ever thought about how your auditory system works? How the heard information from your surrounding reach your brain? The first important discoveries about the mechanism of ear were made by a Hungarian scientist, György Békésy, whose scientific results defined our present knowledge of the auditory perceptions. Read more about his life and achievements, for which he received Nobel Prize in 1961.