Customs, traditions, holidays in Hungary

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Customs, Traditions, Holidays in Hungary

Customs, Traditions, Holidays in Hungary

New Years DayJanuary 1 New Years Day is celebrated with eating lentil soup and pork, visiting family and friends and wishing everyone a Happy New Year.New Years Eve and New Years Day celebrations are all about bringing luck, fortune, health, wealth and happiness for the coming year.

CarnivalsIn Hungary, Carnival is known as Farsang.Hungary celebrates this festival with food, like pork, sauerkraut, stuffed cabbage, and doughnuts, as well as with parties and customs.

CarnivalsMohcs, just south of the capital city, Budapest, is the best-known Carnival location in Hungary.Farsang in Mohcs is called the Busjrs Carnival.The festival has a long tradition with legendary origins in the 17th century when villagers dressed in grotesque masks and furry costumes to frighten away the invading Turkish forces.Nowadays, Busjrs is to frighten away winter.

Carneval in the Kindergarten

March 15th 1848

The main event of theMarch 15th celebration is held at the Hungarian National Museum where young Hungarian revolutionaries held a mass demonstration on the first day of the revolution in 1848. Festivities include ceremonial speeches and a traditional Hussars procession

This folk custom is still live and practised widely in HungaryFolk customs and beliefs of the Easter holidays are all connected with the renewal of nature and waters purifying and healing powerSprinkling the girls was supposed to make them good wives and moms of many.

Easter

Easter

Music Talent Festival in the Kindergarten

May 1May Dayor May 1 is apublic holiday, the International Workers' DayIt is also a traditional spring holiday. Dances, singing, and cakes are usually part of the celebrations. Amaypoleis set up and decorated, around which amaypole danceoften takes place.

MothersDay

The first Sunday of May

Childrens DayThe last Sunday of MayCelebrate our children with lots of fun, games and surprisesThe children are our future, we must teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauties they possess inside. (Whitney Houston)

Whit MondayIt marks the end of the Easter cycleIt is a religious holidaySymbol of Holy Spirit

August 20The greatest national holiday for Hungarians, celebrated with day-long festivities followed by fireworks throughout the countryIt is called as St. Stephens Day, remebering Stephen I, the first king of Hungary and founder of the Kingdom of Hungary, who was canonized on August 20th,1063 by Pope Gregory VII.

Festivities The end of harvestingThe celebration of the new breadFireworks

Flower Festival in Debrecen on 20th August

Vintage time, the Eger Wine Festivals, the celebration of the new wines

October 23 23rd October 1956 RevolutionCommemorates the revolution of 1956, Hungarys uprising against communismIt also commemorates the day Hungary was declared a Republic in 1989.

November 1All Saints Day is a traditional day of honoring the memory of the deceased. All Souls Day is a custom to light candles and visit the graves of our passed relatives and friends.

Mrtons Day November 11The festival of the new winesYou should eat goose on Mrtons Day. If you do not eat goose this day, you will be starving of hunger all through the year.

December 6Santa Clause is comingThe first opportunity for gift-giving is on Mikls nap (Nicholas Day) December 6thChildren receive small presents like candies and toys

Honey- cakes making in the Kindergarten

Christmas December 24-25-26

We wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Boldog Karcsonyt!

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