Each year Santa Claus, or in Hungarian, the Mikulás traditionally visits the homes of Hungarian children the night before Santa Claus Day on 6 December and leaves various tasty treats in their shoes. It is a nice custom that children love, here you can read the story of this more than hundred-year-old tradition.
Each year the Cake of Hungary competition is organized by Hungarian Confectionery Industry Association 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 “Naughty Plum Prince” has been the winner of the contest.
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.