Traditions and Holidays

Posts and articles about traditions, cultural heritage, holidays.

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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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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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A few of the Hungarian Holiday Traditions celebrated in December

Like in other parts of the world, many of the Hungarian Holiday traditions are celebrated in December. Though these days Christmas is the major Hungarian holiday this time of the year, it is not the only one. And even this wide-celebrated Holiday has a few Hungarian-specific additions. Though I am celebrating the Holidays in the

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