Do you know what are our peculiar traditions during Easter?
On morning of Easter Monday, chanting old rhymes, girls are sprinkled with perfumes. According to old country customs, boys used to throw buckets of fresh water over girls in marriageable age. The ritual now involves women and men regardless of age. In return, boys are offered hand painted Easter eggs (symbols of fertility), home-made cakes and palinka. Hungarian Easter eggs have special ornaments, symbols, colours and techniques of decoration that vary from region to region. The special feature of Easter Monday is the Easter feast. The rich meal includes home-made ham, lamb dishes, fresh spring onion, radish and horseradish.
Do you know what we celebrate besides our birthday?
We are among the few countries that celebrate “name days” too. If you want to surprise your Hungarian friends, you may check the precise dates assigned for each Christian name here. We say: BOLDOG NÉVNAPOT (Happy Name Day)!