Festivals and public holidays

One finds numerous days in the calendar that are marked as a national holiday, either because of historical events of religion. In these days usually the shops and offices keep shut, but the cultural institutions, restaurants and pubs are open. Some of these holidays have one particular date, some shift within a period of time. 

  • 1 January: New Year’s Eve
  • 15 March: The anniversary of the birth of the modern parliamentary Hungarian state. The aim of the 15 March 1848 revolution was to overthrow the Habsburg rule, to reach independence, and to establish the constitutional traditions.
  • March, April: Easter is a Christian holiday, it is on the first Sunday and Monday following the first full moon after the spring Equinox.
  • 1 May: Labor Day
  • May-June: Pentecost is a Christian holiday, the 50th day following Easter on Sunday and Monday.
  • 20 August: The anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian state by St. Stephen
  • 23 October: Celebration of the 1956 revolution against the Stalinist dictatorship and the Soviet rule
  • 1 November: All Saints
  • 25-26 December: Christmas



University Festivals

Aprilmo fotok 13

SZEN, Győr
LEN, Budapest

FÖHE, Nyíregyháza
EFOTT, Zánka

Campus Fesztivál, Debrecen

SZIN, Szeged

BME Egyetemi Napok, Budapest

Musical and cultural festivals

Kocsonyafesztivál, Miskolc
Budapesti Tavaszi FesztiválBudapest
Titanic Filmfesztivál, Budapest
Mediawave FesztiválKomárom

May-June-Julymo fotok 12

Zsolnay Fesztivál, Pécs
Miskolci Operafesztivál, Miskolc
Fishing On Orfű, Orfű
Hegyalja Fesztivál, Tokaj
Volt Fesztivál, Sopron
Balaton Sound, Zamárdi
VeszprémFest, Veszprém
Utcazene Fesztivál, Veszprém
Művészetek Völgye, Kapolcs

Ördögkatlan Fesztivál, Villány
Sziget Fesztivál, Budapest
Csángó Fesztivál, Jászberény
Nemzeti Vágta, Budapest