Whether you’ve just spent your first winter holidays in Hungary or you have already had several experiences, we hope it was relaxing and peaceful. Most of the Hungarian people spent their time with their families, many shops were closed, and some events were postponed because of the pandemic. Regardless, some of the enthusiastic volunteers of the Alumni Network Hungary shared their previous experiences and gave tips and advice for your next holiday season.
During the holidays, we wish you a relaxing study break after your exams and lots of happiness, wealth and success in your personal life and studies for the next year! Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness.
Katalin Karikó, the Hungarian-born scientist who laid the foundation for the mRNA vaccines against COVID-19, has been portrayed on a vast mural in central Budapest. The wall-painting was created by Színes Város team and can be seen on the building at Krisztina körút 30.
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.
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.