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20th of August: Foundation of Hungary and Saint Stephen´s Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBTCB38a15M This video was made by a Hungarian television channel to celebrate the 20th of August in 2005. I like it a lot because one can see an aerial view of the Danube River, Buda Castle and the singer on top of the Chain Bridge! The song is called Magyaroszág that for those who doesn’t […]

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What is your superstition tonight?

Tonight is the celebration of New year´s eve and in Hungary, as many other countries, the people go party! An event less celebrated among relatives and more with friends, specially in Budapest the young people go to pubs or clubs or they simply walk around downtown. Others meet friends at home or in restaurants. There […]

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Hungarian folks dance for men – is it easy or not?

My favorite Hungarian folks dance is this one when the men dance jumping and kicking their boots! I love it! Unfortunately I don´t know the name of this dance and I don´t know any other detail about it. It would be nice if one of readers could comment on that! The video below shows the […]

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Fish soup for Christmas?

This sounds so strange for Brazilians, but in Hungary the fish soup is very traditional for Christmas dinner and for the day after as well! Differently from Brazilians, the Hungarians eat pork and poultries all year long. This list of the regular Hungarian meal includes from the cheapest to the most expensive: chicken, turkey, goose […]

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Debrecen, the center of the great Hungarian plain

Tomorrow we head to Transylvania from Szilvásvarád. On the way, we will stop in Debrecen to have lunch and to look around this famous city. I guess there is the 2nd or the 3rd most important city in Hungary and for 2 times was the national capital. Debrecen is very close to the Romanian border […]

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Christmas Market (In Portuguese/Hungarian)

Budapest Durante a época do advento cristão, eh tempo de feiras de Natal em Budapest e outras cidades da europa. Veja nesse link algumas fotos para imaginar o que são essas feirinhas regadas a vinho quente, linguiças grelhadas e outras coisas bem gordas! Esse aqui fica pertinho da minha casa… http://www.szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu/gourmet-vasar-a-bazilikanal/

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Secret Santa (in Portuguese)

Amigo (muito) Secreto Ontem foi nosso amigo secreto aqui do escritorio. Mas ao contrario do que acontece no Brasil, aqui o nome de quem te tirou nunca é revelado! Tem o sorteio, compra-se o presente e coloca-se uma etiqueta com o nome do felizardo. Os presentes são recolhidos todos e misturados. Ai cada um recebe […]

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