Hungarian Culture and Traditions

The Hungarian Buzz

Hungary has contributed as much to modern electronics as Nicola Tesla did, or maybe even…

Christmas wreath
Magical Christmas- Old Hungarian traditions you may never have heard of

Before the pandemic the Christmas markets set up in numerous parts of the city and…

The Dark Side of Christmas

No, I don’t mean the crippling debt and overeating we submit ourselves to at this…

These Shoes are Made for Giftin’ – when Santa comes to Hungary

Everyone has that one, specific moment at which the holiday spirit hits them in the…

Memorial Day, Freedom Day

23rd October is variously known as Memorial Day or Freedom Day in Hungary (A Szabadság…

All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day – The Hungarian Days of Remembrance

Grief. A complex emotion. All of us experience it at one point in our lives…

A Methodical Man – Zoltán Kodály

Concluding our three-part series about notable Hungarian composers, we now take a look at the…

A Hungarian by Any Other Name?

Most of us inhabit two worlds: the real and the imaginary. The lucky ones, however,…

Ferenc Liszt- a giant of romantic music

Probably the most widely known composer of Hungarian origin is Ferenc or Franz Liszt. His…

May Day! May Day! – Celebrating Labour Day in 2020

It might feel like the days and weeks of social distancing are just rushing us…