National Holidays

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

Latest news

January 18, 2022 17:14

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.

January 7, 2022 11:40

It is already January, which means final exams are here! Exam periods are one of the most challenging and stressful times for a student. We collected some useful tips for you to help you prepare and succeed during your finals!

December 21, 2021 10:00

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.