In Hungary and most European countries, spring is when we celebrate one of the most important Christian holidays - Easter. It is not on a fixed date, but held every year based on the following agreement of the church: “Easter should be observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox (21 March).” This year Easter falls on the 18th of April.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.