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
Do you like special animal species, rare plants, and summer night festivals? On the 25th of August, you can visit most of the zoos in Hungary even after sunset during the Night of the Zoos.
If you begin the new semester in September in Hungary, or you just visit the country for a shorter period, you have many options if you choose to travel by public transport. Either you stay in the capital Budapest, or located in the countryside, we help you to find your way around here.
If you want to get away from the city and discover Hungary’s natural wonders, don’t miss Hortobágy National Park that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023 and waiting for you with various events! Read more about the national park below!