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

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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...
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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...
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“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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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...

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A traditional Hungarian festive season simply couldn’t take place without three tasty treats. The holy trinity of Kürtőskalács (Chimney cake), Bejgli (rolled yeast dough...