Hungarian Culture and Traditions

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…

Stay home – and make the best of it!

In case of a prolonged homestay – since in case of a pandemic social distancing…

Bejgli with poppy seeds – an iconic Hungarian Christmas dessert

If we had to choose one dessert that makes all Hungarians think of Christmas, it…

Hungarian Cottage Cheese Dumplings
Revealing the Secret of the Exquisite Hungarian Cottage Cheese Dumplings

It is no great secret that the guests of Vígvarjú Restaurant have long yearned for…