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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.

Magda Szabó - The Door

Hungarian Literature 101 Course – The Door by Magda Szabó

Eileen Kay is an ex-comedienne, ex-BBC sound editor, ex-importer and author of Noodle Trails 2, A Genealogy Adventure: My Secret Century in Budapest. She is currently living in Hungary, and her interest in Hungarian...
Hungarian storks

Hungarian Storks – Their Spirits and Their Legacies

When storks arrive on the scene, it's a sure sign spring is here. Thus bringing much cheer to the  remoter provinces, where these impressive birds prefer to be, in far lesser built up areas....
Layered potato casserole

Hungarian comfort food at its best – layered potato casserole by VígVarjú

Comfort food: food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal. (source: Merriam Webster Dictionary) A bowl of soup or a steamy plate of our favourite dish can take us right back...
Szarvasi Kávéfőző

Szarvasi Coffee Makers and the Coffee Culture in Hungary in the Kádár Era

We have had one with a porcelain top for almost 20 years, it works, and brews coffee with an aroma like no other. Its scent is one of happiness, it brings back the laid-back...

CSI Budapest: Zugliget’s Jack the Ripper

In one of our earlier articles we wrote about the system of police records from the beginning of the 20th century, and the related museum which was still not accessible to the public then,...
Police Museum Budapest - entrance

Life in the Shadows Brought to Light at Police Museum in Budapest

For those who have surpassed obvious museum mainstream in Budapest and are searching for something more contrary, I recommend a visit to the Rendőrmúzeum/Police Museum at 5 Mosonyi Street, by the number 24 tram...

Goulash soup and the crows – a recipe from a talented Hungarian chef

The Expat Press team visited VígVarjú, the newest and perhaps most beautiful restaurant of the group to taste a real goulash soup. The first VakVarjú restaurant was launched in Paulay Ede utca in the centre...
May Day Budapest 2019

May Day 2019 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...
Hungarian vizsla

Hungarian Vizslas – A Breed Apart

Yep, Hungarian love their dogs. All makes and sizes and types and breeds, you’ll see locals walking their dogs all day long and well into the night. Probably the most symbolic dog breed of...
Hungarian Parliament by Zoltan Pelle

Things the World Wouldn’t Have Without Hungarians

People all over the world have a sort of, kind of, maybe relationship with Hungary. Too many people don’t even know where Hungary is located. It’s either somewhere in Europe or somewhere in Asia....

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Surprising Hungarian New Year’s Traditions

Want to know how Hungarian New Year’s Eve differs from your country’s? Check out the interesting traditions below to join in the fun. Another year...

Design Week Budapest 2018 – Where Functionality Meets Style

Design is everywhere – even if we don’t always realize it. This is the guiding force behind this exciting event. The organizers’ aim is...

Your Choice: Health-conscious Lifestyle in Hungary

We receive numerous inquiries and questions from expats about how to lead a health-conscious lifestyle in Hungary. Our interview with dietary consultant Barbara Virágh...