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!
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.