There will be some days when you don’t have to go to school and others when you do but you might find others in “holiday mode”. The reason behind this is that they are celebrating Hungarian holidays.
Here is a list of the public holidays:
1st January – New Year’s Day
15th March – Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution’s outbreak of 1848
Easter – Usually in March or April from Good Friday through Easter Monday.
Pentecost Monday – 50 days after Easter. Usually in May or June.
1st May – Labour Day
20th August – Saint Stephen’s Day (founder of the Hungarian state)
23rd October – National Day in memory of the 1956 revolution
1st November – All Saints’ Day
25-26th December – 1st and 2nd day of Christmas
...and a few more that most Hungarians celebrate:
1st Sunday in May – Mother’s Day
6th December – Saint Nicholas Day
24th December – Christmas Eve
31st December – New Year's Eve
This article includes some of the highly amazing hidden spots of Budapest, not the main tourist attractions. Even though I am sure that these unusual treasures will indeed amaze you.
If you are like me and come from a country with a warm climate you may have never seen snow and experienced freezing sub-zero temperatures. Brace yourself: the winter in Hungary gets bitterly cold, there are heavy snowfalls and the lakes sometimes even freeze over. Weeks will pass without the temperature going above 0°C and you will temporarily forget what sunshine looks like. After experiencing and surviving two winters in Hungary, these are some tips I think will help you get through - and even really enjoy - your first winter here.
The semester has started 2 months ago but the exam period is yet to come, so you probably need to study a lot and stay awake a little more than usual. We know that feeling: you try hard not to fall asleep but it feels impossible. What will be your best friend during these laborious nights? Of course, COFFEE!