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East­er tra­di­tions cel­e­brat­ed in Hungary

Renowned the world over as a coun­try steeped in tra­di­tion, Hun­gary cel­e­brates East­er week­end in style with deli­cious food and fam­i­ly gatherings.

East­er, or “Húsvét” as it’s known in Hun­gar­i­an, is one of the most impor­tant cul­tur­al and Chris­t­ian tra­di­tions cel­e­brat­ed in the country.

Renowned the world over as a coun­try steeped in tra­di­tion, Hun­gary cel­e­brates East­er week­end in style with deli­cious food and fam­i­ly gatherings.

Good Fri­day, East­er Sun­day and Mon­day are marked as pub­lic hol­i­days in Hun­gary this year and the nation has much planned for the weekend.

On East­er Mon­day, the age-old tra­di­tion of “loc­solkodás” sees boys and men recit­ing poems for women and girls then “sprin­kling” them with per­fume. The tra­di­tion is some­times observed in more dra­mat­ic with boys chas­ing after girls with buck­ets of water!

Paint­ed eggs are also part of East­er tra­di­tion in Hun­gary. Eggs are paint­ed red to sym­bol­ize the blood of Christ and oth­er col­ors are added to pro­duce a more cre­ative design.

As in most Chris­t­ian coun­tries around the world, the East­er Bun­ny brings choco­late eggs for the chil­dren and hides them around the house and gar­den. The fun ensues when the chil­dren wake up and go hunt­ing for the eggs.

Pho­to cred­it: Expat Press

Source: abouthun​gary​.hu

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