Culture

Wanderer Writes includes culture posts about museums and cities of the world, based on first-hand experiences. These posts try to guide visitors to understand and respect people from different backgrounds, giving them insight into the lives of other cultures.

Balázs Orbán, in the Great Travelers from the Past Series

Great Travelers (and Travel Writers) of the Past: Balázs Orbán

Balázs Orbán, writer and ethnographer, traveler and travel writer, is regarded in Transylvania and Hungary as the “greatest Székely”. Best known for his monumental work, Description of Székely Land, he was a traveler with a keen sense of observation, and meticulous research skills. His work reflects these skills, showcasing in detail the landscape and people

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Hungarian carnival

Farsang, The Hungarian Carnival, The Holiday Where Everything Is Possible

If you visit a Hungarian-inhabited area anywhere in the world in the beginning of February, you are most likely to see some form of Farsang celebration. Farsang is basically the Hungarian Carnival, a time of parties, get-togethers, culminating in a masked ball or parade. The origins of Farsang go back to the Hungarian pagan days,

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Sándor Petőfi

Remembering Sándor Petőfi, Hungary’s National Poet

One of the best-known Hungarian poet (and revolutionary), Sándor Petőfi, was born 200 years ago on New Year’s Eve. Considered Hungary’s national poet, he was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the war for independence from the Austrian Empire. One of the greatest personalities of Hungarian literature, he is also acknowledged in

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Spring traditions around the world include tulip festivals in several different regions.

10 Spring Traditions and Celebrations Around the World

Spring traditions and celebrations are common around the world, in every culture. Many of these celebrations have their roots in ancient times, and kept the traditions in one way or another throughout centuries. Most people of today don’t celebrate the equinox the way the ancient cultures did. However, almost everyone celebrates the beginning of spring,

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