Budapest: Public Holidays

The Capital of Hungary

Budapest Public Holidays

1 January – New Year’s Day
15 March - Anniversary of the Revolution of 1848-49. The revolution in Hungary turned into a war for independence from Habsburg rule.
Easter Sunday and Monday – it is still a living special Hungarian folk tradition that boys sprinkle girls with a bucket of water. They get hand-decorated eggs in return. The inside of the eggs is removed with a special technique and then the shell is decorated.
1 May – Labour Day
Whit Sunday and Monday
20 August – The anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian state. In 1001 Hungary was established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
23 October – Anniversary of the Revolution in 1956. Thousands of Hungarians protested against the Communist regime and Soviet occupation. The revolution was brutally crushed in November 1956. It is also the anniversary of the proclamation of the Hungarian Republic in 1989.
1 November - All Saints’ Day
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December- Boxing Day