Santa Claus is coming to Bp town on 6 December!

November 29, 2023

Mikulás or sometimes referred to as Télapó (Father Winter) is the Hungarian version of St Nicholas that’s basically our version of Santa Claus. For the 6th of December every year children polish their boots the night before and place them on their window or in front of the door waiting for Mikulas to arrive at […]

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Quick Christmas Crafts

December 6, 2023

Cheap and Cheerful Christmas Ideas - Gift Wrap I’m not a crafty mom. I’m the opposite of amazing, crafty moms like Mama Pea Pod. But once in a while I get inspired and a spurt of creativity hits. Here is an example of one of those spurts: I’m a big fan of reusing wrapping paper, […]

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Twelve days of Christmas fun for the family

December 25, 2023

This Christmastide, don’t be left cooped up at home; go out and enjoy some of the many festivities planned for families around Budapest. December 26th from 5 pm to 8 pm: Candle-lit stroll through the Labyrinth in the Castle District. More info. December 27th from 11 am to 12:30 pm: The Palace of the Arts […]

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Donate winter clothes and shoes to needy children in Hungary

December 20, 2023

‘Tis the season for giving. I know it’s been a hard year for practically everybody - belts have had to be tightened in nearly every family I know. However, there are children living in Hungary right now, who are without electricity or heat in their homes at this very moment, let alone Christmas trees or […]

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Hungarian Christmas treat: beigli

December 12, 2023

Beigli (or sometimes spelled bejgli) is a real Hungarian Christmas treat. This pastry is ubiquitous around Christmastime, you can buy it in practically any shop or bakery. It is basically a rolled up crust with lots of filling. Walnut and poppy seed are traditional, but these days experimental folks are filling it with chestnut puree […]

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