Holidays and Traditions

Learning about Hungarian holidays and traditions is a wonderful way to honor your heritage. You may even discover some sweet traditions you would like to revive and incorporate within your family.

Traditional Hungarian Dress

Traditional Hungarian Dress

I was poking around on Instagram a while back and noticed these stunning photos from a variety of Hungarian folk regions. I reached out to Marcsi and we had a delightful conversation about her heritage and the work she does. Posted here is just a snippet of her thoughts on these few photos, but there are many, many more photos on Instagram, each with interesting commentary.

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Hungarian Folk Dancing

Hungarian Folk Dancing

I grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and was a part of a Hungarian dance group at St. Stephen's of Hungary church in Struthers, Ohio. Ruth Fabian was our instructor and she had the patience of a saint!  I was a youngster during that time but I always looked up to the older...

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The May Tree or Május Fa

The May Tree or Május Fa

If you travel to Hungary at the right time of year and you get to the countryside, you might see a May Tree! Here is some information about this tradition, which is still practiced in some areas of Hungary today! Have any of you ladies ever received a "Május Fa" a...

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Hungarian Christmas Carols

Hungarian Christmas Carols

I grew up hearing these lovely Christmas carols in Hungarian. I am sure hearing the sounds of Hungarian -- and repeating them -- has helped me in my pronunciation as I have been more intentional about learning Hungarian in the last several years. I am thankful my mom...

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Hungarian Name Days

Hungarian Name Days

Boldog Névnapot! Happy Name Day! Hungarians celebrate birthdays and name days! Name days are special days celebrated on a day designated for particular names. These days are picked mainly based on religious traditions and historical events and the day is celebrated in...

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Traditional Hungarian Dress

I was poking around on Instagram a while back and noticed these stunning photos from a variety of Hungarian folk regions. I reached out to Marcsi and we had a delightful conversation about her heritage and the work she does. Posted here is just a snippet of her thoughts on these few photos, but there are many, many more photos on Instagram, each with interesting commentary.

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