Hungarian Culture and Traditions - Expat Press Hungary Magazine

Arts & Culture

Hungarian art and Hungarian culture and traditions have recently become major influences on the worldwide art scene. Read how this phenomenon has come about.

Famous Hungarian Beauties from the Past | Expat Press Hungary Magazine 7

Films of Budapest from 1978, 1988, 1998 and 2008

As the MGM film from 1938, Beautiful Budapest, which we shared with you a couple of weeks back, became such a huge success, we’re now following up again with a collection of videos of Budapest...
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...
Garden Wonder

Garden Wonder – Magical Urban House Concerts in Budapest

Going to a concert can be a truly incredible experience. There is a way to make that even more special - by going to a concert that is at a secret venue, available for...
Expat Press Budapest Art Cinema Guide

Let’s Go To The Movies – Budapest Art Cinema Guide

If I had to point to a place that perfectly captures the vibe of Budapest it would be the art cinema scene. It’s not just about watching a movie on a Friday evening. It’s...

The Summer of Sorcery – Little Steven threw his magic over Budapest

Steven Van Zandt, guitarist in Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, actor in the TV-series „The Sopranos“ and „Lilyhammer“, producer, arranger and DJ on his radio show „Little Steven's Underground Garage“, revived the solo career he...
Tattoo budapest, the artist: Vadócz Balázs

The Skin We Live In – Tattoo life in Budapest

If you think that tattoos are a part of some subculture, you might have to reconsider. Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench decided to have a tattoo at the age of 81 for example. Or think...
Art Nouveau Is Alive And Well In Budapest

Art Nouveau Is Alive And Well In Budapest

While many architectural examples of this once-popular style have been destroyed over the years, Budapest continues to protect and display its artistic heritage. Art nouveau pretty much dominated most forms of artistic expression in the...

May Day! May Day! – Celebrating Labour Day in 2020

It might feel like the days and weeks of social distancing are just rushing us by. That’s why it’s important to remember that there is plenty to celebrate even during these quarantined days. I will...
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...
Public Christmas Trees in Budapest

5 Amazing Public Christmas Trees in Budapest

Many say that Budapest in one of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe, especially around Christmas time. If you’d like to stop for a while just to contemplate a little during this busy...

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Lockdown limitations are being lifted in Hungary

As my dear editor in chief pointed out, I’m making the ultimate sacrifice. Instead of sipping a white wine spritzer on an open terrace...

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...

Special and Weird Winter Holidays Around the World

Sorry, all you redheads in the audience, you missed the annual Kiss a Ginger Day, celebrated on January 12th. But here are the next...