Many of the national holidays in Hungary are the same as in other countries such as Easter, New Years Eve or Christmas. Of course there are some differences but mostly they are similar. One thing here in Hungary that differs and was new to me since we don’t have this rule in Germany is that bank holidays have to be compensated on another day. Means if the public holiday is on a tuesday and you get the monday off it is very likely (most of the time even regulated by the law) that you have to work the following saturday and have only sunday off that weekend. A rule which I don’t really like but OK. 

Anyways, here are the public holidays in Hungary.

DateEnglish NameHungarian Name
1. JanuaryNew Year's DayÚjév
15. MarchNational HolidayNemzeti ünnep
Easter SundayHúsvétvasárnap
Easter MondayHúsvéthétfő
1. MayLabour DayMunka ünnepe
PentecostPünkösd
20. AugustSt. Stephen's DaySzent István ünnepe
23. OctoberNational holidayNemzeti ünnep
42697All Saints DayMindenszentek
25. & 26. DecemberChristmasKarácsony

The All Saints day is a very much celebrated day in Hungary. Everybody goes to the cemetery to put flowers on the grave. On that day all shops are closed so the city is empty but the cemeteries are crowded.

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