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Hungarian Culture and Traditions

Hungarian history, Hungarian culture and traditions are some of the richest in Europe. Join us to enjoy these lively and colorful year-round events.

Expat Press Bela Lugosi aka Count Dracula

“I Never Drink… Wine.” – The Story of Béla Lugosi, aka Count Dracula

It was 1931, the height of the Depression in the United States. People would do anything to escape the gloom and doom that was all around them. Their favorite activity was to trade in...
May Day 2018 Hungary

May Day 2018 in Hungary

No matter what you call it – Labor Day, May Day, International Workers Day, Primero de Mayo – Hungarians still celebrate it with gusto and a day off from their daily toil. Yes, it’s that...
Expat Press Hungarian Poetry Day 2018

Let’s celebrate national poetry day in Hungary

Today is National Poetry Day in Hungary. The excellent and one of the best known Hungarian poets, Attila József was born on this day, which has been National Poetry Day since 1964. Let us celebrate this...
National Holiday in Hungary - the Hungarian flag

National holiday in Hungary – Let’s celebrate together

Happy Holiday Hungary! Today is Revolution Day. Every year on 15th March, Hungarians commemorate the beginning of the revolution against the Habsburg regime. Here are some ideas about Hungary’s National Holiday and about the...
Ten Fascinating Facts About Hungary | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

Ten Fascinating Facts About Hungary

Hungary is a small landlocked country located in Central Europe which has much more to offer than might at first be imagined. Along with all of the many wonderful aspects of Hungary, here are...
Hungarian Hits and Singers Heard Around the World | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

Hungarian Hits and Singers Heard Around the World

Music is lifeblood to Hungarians. While most locally-produced music remains in Hungary, there are still artists and compositions that have become popular throughout the world. Here are just five of the most popular Hungarian...
Hungarian Easter Traditions from Sprinkling to Table | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

Hungarian Easter Traditions from Sprinkling to Table

As Easter arrives early this year it’s pretty certain that beautiful Hungarian ladies will shudder with cold during what can be roughly translated as “sprinkling”. But what is sprinkling? A rather cheeky and even...
The birthday of Attila József is dedicated to the celebration of poetry in Hungary | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

The birthday of Attila József is dedicated to the celebration of poetry in Hungary

Today is National Poetry Day in Hungary. The excellent Hungarian poet Attila József was born on this day, which has been National Poetry Day since 1964. Let us celebrate this great day by listening one of his...
The Fifty Shades of “Igen” – How to Say Yes in Hungarian | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

The Fifty Shades of “Igen” – How to Say Yes in Hungarian

Newcomers to Hungary will be exposed to a new and fascinating language, most of which will be completely incomprehensible to them for at least six months after their arrival. They will pick up Köszönöm...
Top 10 Excellent Hungarian Movies Available with English Subtitles | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

Top 10 Excellent Hungarian Movies Available with English Subtitles

The Hungarian film industry has made many contributions to movies over the years. The movie "Mindenki" (Sing) is the second Hungarian film to earn an Oscar in the past two years. Here are 10 top Hungarian movies,...

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Amaze your friends and guests with one of the city’s greatest little bar/restaurants you’ve never noticed. Yep, it’s right out there on Vámház krt, between...