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.
|Date||English Name||Hungarian Name|
|1. January||New Year's Day||Újév|
|15. March||National Holiday||Nemzeti ünnep|
|1. May||Labour Day||Munka ünnepe|
|20. August||St. Stephen's Day||Szent István ünnepe|
|23. October||National holiday||Nemzeti ünnep|
|42697||All Saints Day||Mindenszentek|
|25. & 26. December||Christmas||Karácsony|
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.