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Significant Hungarian Holidays

Jan. 1New Year’s DayNew Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are celebrated with traditional festive parties.
Mar. 151848 Revolution DayRemembering those who died during an attempt to break free from the control of Austria.
Easter Sunday and MondayCelebrated by most with the Catholic calendar.
May 1Labor DayDay to recognize the Hungarian workforce.
Aug. 20St. Stephen's DayThe largest celebration of the year commemorates the founding of the Hungarian State in 1000 AD. St. Stephen was Hungary's first king.
Oct. 231956 Revolution DayCommemorates the short-lived uprising against Russian occupation.
Nov. 1All Saints DayCelebrated with candlelight processions in the cemetery. In strong Catholic families it is a day of prayer for the souls of the deceased. (not official)
Dec. 6St. Nicholas DayThis is the day St. Nicholas comes leaving candy in the boots of good children and twigs for the bad. (not official)
Dec. 24Christmas EveThis night is reserved for the immediate family and is seen as the main celebration.
Dec. 25 & 26Christmas DaysThese days are typically spent visiting extended family.




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