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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.

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....
Expat Press - Hungarian food

Treat Your Tastebuds – Eleven Hungarian Foods You Must Try

While many Hungarian dishes are based on meat, bread and seasonal vegetables, travelers are surprised to find so many more interesting and tasty dishes on the menu. Due to its background, Hungary exhibits a heavily...
Budapest First Time Visitors Guide Part 2

Where to Take First-Time Visitors to Budapest – Part 2.

If you don’t want to shove your guests onto a good but impersonal bus tour of the city, sit back, sip on your favorite summer cocktail and take careful note of the following list...
Expat Press Hungary magazine

Where to Take First-Time Visitors to Budapest

When my slave-driving editors at Expat Press ’suggested’ I do a piece on Where to Take First-Time Visitors to Budapest, I could have given them a good old American hug. My daughter and her...
August-20-fireworks

Happy Birthday Hungary – August 20 Celebrations in Budapest 2018

August 20 is St. Stephen’s Day, arguably Hungary’s largest and most important national holiday. Enjoy the celebrations, which will include everything from an aerial and water parade to gastronomy to the arts and much...

Angels of the Sky: Hungarian Working Women of the 1930s

This is our first collaboration with Napi Történelmi Forrás. The editors of this magazine are historians with the aim of capturing the atmosphere of centuries past through their articles. -an article by Vivien Rapali-  Original article...
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...
National Poetry Day 2019

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...

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Krisztian Szeibold is a Hungarian lighting and compositing artist who had the chance to work on the production of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The...