On April 11 Hungarians celebrate National Poetry Day and its literary tradition isn’t so familiar among international student or foreign people living in Hungary. First for fun, but later for building a bridge between cultures, Owen Good decided to translate contemporary work like poems written by Hungarian poets Renátó Fehér or Krisztina Tóth.
At Easter, the family tables are always filled with all sorts of mouth-watering dishes and delicacies. From spicy hams and boiled eggs to various tasty desserts, Easter also has its own tradition in the Hungarian cuisine. But what makes an Easter breakfast so special and what are the most typical Hungarian dishes on the table during Easter?
World Poetry Day was on 21th March and we celebrated culture, reading and writing poems all around the world. The aim of the UNESCO recognised event is to support linguistic diversity with sharing famous poems or even sharing our own. To celebrate together, we asked the international Alumni Volunteer team of 34 people speaking 23 different languages what their favourite poems are and why they like them.
March 15 is one of the three national holidays in Hungary (October 23 and August 20 are the other two): it commemorates the Revolution of 1848 and today it symbolizes national independence and democracy. Here is a review of its historical origins and the related traditions we still follow today.
The annual ritual of Busójárás dates back to hundreds of years, celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The UNESCO-recognised event lasts approximately for one week in the small town of Mohács, located in southern Hungary, near the city of Pécs. Although this year’s carnival was cancelled due to the pandemic, you can always learn more about Busójárás, one of the most famous Hungaricums.
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!