NEW YEAR’S EVE IN BUDAPEST
31 December 2015, Budapest multiple locations
New Year’s Eve (Szilveszter) celebrations in Budapest include big festivities, street concerts, fireworks and plenty of partying.
You have many options where to say good bye to the old year in the Hungarian capital. From an exclusive ball to classy hotels, trendy restaurants and bars, or a boat on the Danube. Make sure you book early!
Happy New Year, that is Boldog Új Évet in Hungarian!
EASTER IN BUDAPEST
26 – 28 March 2016
There are many customs and traditions surrounding Easter and most of them are about celebrating spring and rebirth.Egg painting is one of the oldest traditions, it became a form of art and it’s still part of the Easter celebrations today.
Traditional Easter meals include boiled smoked ham, horseradish, boiled eggs, potato salad and Easter bread.On Easter Sunday the Easter bunny brings presents for the kids, which they have to find during the Easter egg hunt. Traditionally on Easter Monday the boys visited the girls, recited a poem and doused them with buckets of water to ensure they flourish like a beautiful flower. This tradition has both Christian and pagan roots. In exchange for the dousing the girls would reward their visitors with Easter eggs, chocolate treats and a shot of pálinka. Today, perfume is sprinkled on the women instead of water,but the tradition lives on.