Public holidays in Hungary

Are you going on holiday to Hungary? Would you like your vacation to coincide with one of Hungary’s public holidays? Our guide gives you the facts & information about public holidays in Hungary that you’ll want to know.

Summer public holidays in Hungary

Hungarian Constitution Day:  This public holiday commemorates the first establishment of a constitution for an independent government of Hungary which was brought into effect on 20th August 1949.

Autumn public holidays in Hungary

Hungary Republic Day:  This public holiday in Hungary is officially called Republic Day to mark the independence of the republic of Hungary from soviet control in 1989. This day also commemorates the 1956 uprising that occurred in Hungary for independence. This public holiday occurs on the 23rd October.

Winter public holidays in Hungary

Christmas holidays:  The main religion in Hungary is christianity and Christmas is celebrated in full force as one would expect from any European country. In addition to Christmas Day on the 25th December, the following day is also an official public holiday in Hungary.

New Year’s Day: Like most of the world, January 1st is a public holiday in Hungary to mark the first day of the New Year according to the Gregorian calendar.

Spring public holidays in Hungary

Hungarian National Day: Hungarian National day is commemorated on the 15th March every year in remembrance of the 1848 revolution and the war of independence that followed in Hungary a year later.

Labour Day: Labour Day is a public holiday in Hungary just as it is in most other countries on the 1st May.

Whit Monday: Whit Monday is a public holiday that is observed every year in Hungary at some time between the end of May and towards the beginning of June.

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