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.

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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...

Hungarian comfort food at its best – pea stew and meatballs

It’s not a soup, not a side dish either, and not even the result of an accident in the kitchen. One of the most characteristic elements of Hungarian cuisine – and perhaps the toughest...
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....
St. Stephen!s Day 2019-Expat Press Hungary

Happy Birthday Hungary – August 20 Celebrations in Budapest 2019

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...
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...

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Budapest District VIII and IX – Refreshed and Animated

To continue our review of Budapest’s Districts, we find Districts VIII and IX, two areas that have been undergoing renovations for several years. District VIII Budapest’s...

“Coffee and Bar” Weekend in the Budapest party-district

Coffee, wines, spirits in the heart of the Budapest party-district. Forty exhibitors, several hundred products for tasting, competitions and presentations all included in the price of...

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...