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Get to know famous Hungarians and learn about Hungarian traditions, literature, handy crafts, music and more. Budapest is also a great place to experience contemporary art or add to your collection of porcelain, folk art and antiques.


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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Hungary

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Hungary
Posted by: Roberta Gyori12/27/2014

Hungarian superstitions, customs, traditions and lucky meals. Another year has passed and it's time to forget the past and make a clean start. The traditions surrounding New Year’s Eve and New...

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St. Martin’s Day in Hungary

St. Martin’s Day in Hungary
Posted by: Roberta Gyori11/01/2014

Geese and New Wine November 11th is St. Martin’s Day in Hungary (Márton nap), a traditional feast day celebrated by tasting the new wines and eating geese. This day falls right around the time when...

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Must Do Easter Programs in Hungary

Must Do Easter Programs in Hungary
Posted by: Roberta Gyori04/10/2014

Five Traditional Easter Celebrations In Hungary Easter is symbolized by Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, Easter bread, Easter ham and the tradition of sprinkling the women with perfume. The best Easter...

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The Chandelier Man of Budapest

The Chandelier Man of Budapest
Posted by: Phillip Done01/06/2014

Just off Andrássy Boulevard near Budapest's Operetta Theatre on Nagymező utca quietly stands one of the city's undiscovered treasures. Entering the 100-plus-year-old business is like stepping back...

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Dear Santa… The Story of Mikulás

Dear Santa… The Story of Mikulás
Posted by: Roberta Gyori12/04/2013

December 6th is Saint Nicholas day in Hungary. Saint Nicholas or Mikulás is similar to Santa Claus in that he is depicted as a jolly, old, white-bearded man in a red coat who travels on a sledge...

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Unique Museums in Budapest

Unique Museums in Budapest
Posted by: Roberta Gyori10/09/2013

Offbeat treasures and intriguing oddities Budapest is packed with famous museums and galleries, but did you know that the city also has a museum dedicated to household electronics, the history of...

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Robert Capa - 100 Years

Robert Capa - 100 Years
Posted by: Roberta Gyori09/17/2013

Celebrating the centenary of the famous Hungarian war photographer "If your pictures aren't good enough, you weren't close enough." Endre Friedmann, who became known to the world as Robert Capa,...

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Antiquing in Budapest

Antiquing in Budapest
Posted by: Roberta Gyori08/22/2013

If you like to visit antique shops, flea markets and second-hand stores, then you'll be happy to know that Budapest has a number of shops selling antiques that are worth a browse. The history of...

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Street Art Revives Old Buildings in Budapest

Street Art Revives Old Buildings in Budapest
Posted by: Roberta Gyori05/25/2013

Check out how Budapest's entertainment district gets a facelift Here's a great example of rehabilitating old buildings: tapping the creative minds of street artists. Budapest's district 7, already...

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Budapest for Christmas

Budapest for Christmas
Posted by: Roberta Gyori12/14/2012

Embracing the holiday spirit from Christmas fairs to Christmas trams. The city’s traditional Christmas market is held in Vörösmarty Square, but this year the air is filled with the scent of mulled...

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Instant Hungary

Instant Hungary
Posted by: Roberta Gyori12/01/2012

With a passion for bringing independent and innovative contemporary local design to the forefront this post is dedicated to the 'Instant Hungary' brand. The line was born in 2007, as an art project...

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English Bookstores in Budapest

English Bookstores in Budapest
Posted by: Roberta Gyori09/14/2012

Budapest has a good number of bookshops with English-language literature and it's fairly easy to get a hold of books in English, both new and second hand. Whether you are looking for something in...

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