With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, consider incorporating a little Hungarian in the lives of those you love by wishing them Boldog Bálint Napot! Happy Valentine’s Day! While Valentine’s Day is more of a U.S. custom there is nothing wrong with adding a Hungarian touch to your celebration. If you don’t speak Hungarian, szeretlek “I love you” is quite possibly the most important first phrase to learn and can come in handy for February 14th!
There are many ways to express your love for others. You don’t have to be creative to buy a big cookie at the mall and ask them to write “szeretlek” on it. Most people do not tire of hearing the words “I love you” whether in English or Hungarian but you can also express your feelings though baking, cooking, serving, or creating. Sometimes the most thoughtful gesture requires little or no expenditure of money.
A traditional gift for a sweetheart is Mézeskalács ~ Hungarian Honey Cakes. CLICK HERE to see some examples! While there are many mézeskalács artists in Hungary, we do have a few in the United States and their work is beautiful. Tünde is one of them. She lives in Kentucky but teaches cookie decorating all around the USA and online. She is a treasure. You can see her website here but be sure to click here to see her in action!
Gingerbread Academy is one of her books and a wonderful resource for gingerbread recipes, techniques, and inspiration and is available from Magyar Marketing.
We have also put together some free printable valentines as well as other ideas for Valentine’s Day — be sure to check them out here!
Magyar Marketing is a second-generation family business that began in 1988. Our mission is to provide you with resources and encouragement to discover, celebrate, and share your Hungarian heritage with friends and family!
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