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!
Every country has its unique Christmas traditions and Hungary is no exception as well. Throughout the centuries, Hungary was influenced by a multitude of customs that has shaped the way we celebrate Christmas today. In this article, we review the most important elements of the holiday season in Hungary.