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The traditions of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Hungary are all about bringing luck, fortune, health, wealth and happiness for the coming year. New Year's Eve is called Szilveszter, as December 31st is Sylvester’s name day and we celebrate name days. New Year’s...read more
Dear Reader, Hope you had a great summer and could recharge your batteries for colder times. In Budapest and Hungary we had a nice summer with lots of outdoors programmes like music and gastronomical festivals. Besides them, we could just dip into swimming pools or...read more
Dear Reader Summer has come as everyone has been longing for longer days and more light - also for lemonade and fröccs, at least in Hungary 😉 The Fabulous Budapest team has had quite a busy May - check our photos of our recent tours here. If you would like to check...read more
The first Winter Food Festival presents the most delicious Hungarian and international wintertime dishes throughout 11 days at downtown's imposing festival venue, Erzsébet Square. Opening hours: 26 January – 5 February 16:00-23:00 Address: 1051 Budapest, Erzsébet...read more
The young creative artists of Generation Y and Z show the future to their audience through theater and dance performances, a group exhibition, literary debates, short films, discussions, concerts, and surprise events in Trafó House of Contemporary Arts. Opening hours:...read more
This festival is held on the Buda side at Allee Shopping Center. Visitors to this event can beat the cold with delicious hot drinks, such as coffee concoctions, hot chocolate variations, cocoa, special teas, grog, punch, mulled beer, pálinka, and other mouthwatering...read more
A New Year's Market will be held on the last 5 days of 2016 at Gozsdu Courtyard, in downtown Pest's most popular nightspot. Come and browse antique, vintage, retro, contemporary, art, design and craft produce until December 31st. Opening hours: 27-31 December 10:00 -...read more
The already 10 years old WAMP always holds several Christmas fairs in the holiday season; this year, on December 18th, they await everyone looking for special and unique presents with more than 200 designers at Millenáris's Hall B. Small clothing collections from...read more
Christmas is approaching with its own scents and tastes. What do Hungarians traditionally eat at Christmas time? Of course we have our typical dishes, let's see which they are! “Halászlé”, as this traditional dish is called in Hungarian (translates to Fishermens'...read more
There are many legends about Christmas trees, but what we can say for sure about their history is that they appeared at first time in the capital of Latvia, in Riga at the early part of the sixteenth century. The vendors started to decorate trees there in order to...read more
So did you clean your shoes for today? When telling that Santa Claus (Mikulás) comes on December the 6th in Hungary, we usually get surprised looks. Some may even say: “Oh I knew he couldn’t do the whole world within one day”! How true 🙂 Even Joulupukki, the...read more
Winter has definitely arrived, and we can start feeling the magic atmosphere of the darker and chillier nights. A perfect way to spend the evening is by going to a classical music concert or opera. If you are a classical music fan or even a novice, you will certainly...read more