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What happens in Budapest in 2020? Yes, actually all the same as in 2019, 2018 . Some of the events, because they linked with the history of the people of the city of Budapest and the European and Catholic holidays, celebrated strictly with the inevitability of a sunrise , another subordinate trends and fashion in favor of the interest of tourists, selebrated according the programs fostered by there organizers. However, because of such events happens, and if they does not concerning the World Congress of Endocrinology, we want to mention about them.So,

Here we would like to publish main, interesting and funny


Budapest events in 2020 year.

New Year's Eve,November, December,Szilveszter,Advent



Crismas weeks


The population of Budapest, as well as mainly in the whole of Europe, is Catholic, so the celebrations begin about three weeks before Christmas.


Colorful Christmas markets are opening, the city is lit up with colorful lights, the air is permeated with the smells of vanilla, cinnamon, karmadon, ginger, anise and other Christmas flavors, windows decorated with lights and garlands, installations on biblical scenes, everyone is waiting for Christ to be born. The city is buried in the lights. Each store adorns its windows in its own original style, in each store you can find many original souvenirs, fairs in Budapest are considered the most distinctive and qualitative in terms of originality, there certainly can be seen in the sale of oriental spices and incense sticks and other products from around the world, but Hungarian souvenirs always come first.

But the main thing in these fairs is the food, here and traditional Hungarian goulash cooked in traditional cauldrons and served in bread and aromatic mulled wine, which will give you the strength to explore the fairs further. As a souvenir, you can buy it as traditional Hungarian smoked meats, sweets — marzipan, chocolate, biscuits, and alcohol — wine, palinka. Even just Hungarian pepper is beautiful as a souvenir. 

almost three weeks of festivities and carefree pastime of tourists, combined with indefatigable care and touted the sellers to facilitate your wallet.


January Happy New Year
New Year

Date: December 30, 2020 - January 1, 2020

Or Szilveszter,

newYearActually start celebrating the end of December, the so-called Szilveszter, enlivened all barkers, including Interactive, and offer a programs for the New Year just at there place. There are a lot of proposals from chamber concerts of Danube Symphony Orchestra in the Danube Palace, to celebration of Szilveszter of at the thermal baths. Lot of proposals to meet Szilveszter in a castle, under live gypsy music , in disco bars & so on.

As for not very overorganized options for tourists is classic Liszt Ferenc Square on Andrassy Avenue, It will provide you with dozens of cafes with improvised stage, a wide selection of restaurants and bars, nightclubs and discos, just small stalls with food and drink. Firework shootings, musics.

Terminates unexpectedly. January 2 is working day for the Hungarians. Do not let this scare you, you can continue celebrate, Budapest is city of tourists, It works while tourists vacationing. All the action takes place in the immediate vicinity of our apartment. For those who want to revive a bit of the past, There is a decent rink on city pond in the park Varoshliget, there can also join the cultural values like Vajdahunjad castle where Agricultural Museum is disposed. 

February  Mangalica, Dance Festival

Mangalica Festival or the day of mangal pig.

February 8, 2020 - February 10, 2020 

Kind of event:Food, Drink, Festival.

Place : Szabadság tér , SUN district, Freedom square.Distance from our apartments -one and a halfkilometers away.We'll showthe way....


Mangalica holiday Hungarians began to celebrate recently, not more than 8 years ago to commemorate the restoration of populations of these hairy beasts, bred in 1833 great entertainer, Hungarian Royal Archduke Joseph, who managed to cross home pig and wild boar, thus obtaining supers teady to cold breed pig which feeds mainly on grass, and other plant foods.Meat mangalica considered more useful, even though it tastes better than ordinary pork.

Here you can enjoy the traditional Hungarian dishes, drink mulled wine, eat a piece of pork roasted on a spit,almost extinct mangalica breed,talk with the Hungarians about the difficulties of cultivation pigs of this modification, listen to horror stories about almost extinct their livestock during the last swine flu epidemic, share your experience of cultivation, sign contracts for the supply of calibrated pigs for barbecue..... yes, it all possible if you drink a certain amount of tasty mulled wine or palinka on a slight frost.


Dance Festival

Dance Festival

from 15 Feb till  2 March

The annual dance marathon organized by the national dance theater. Two weeks of ballet, hip-hop, folk, modern and other dances, held mainly in the building of the national dance theater

Site only on Hungarian. Opps

March-Spring Fesival, Fish Festival , Revolution day
Spring Festival

Budapest Spring Festival or Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál event

Kind of event: Art, music, festivals.

Main site

Officially from 5 of april till 22 of april , but many concerts avaluable already in march 

Place:Around Budapest,switches on the Cathedral Basilica of St and the Hungarian NationalOpera.

More than 200 different events

Fish Festival

FishFestival event

2-4 of march

Kind of event:Food, Drink, Festival.

Place: Palace quarter , National museum garden , Múzeum street , Brody Sándor and Pollák Mihály square, in few steps of our nearest apartments

Voracious Thursday, combined with the Day of St.Valetins, with the addition of the Fish festival, the days when tens of Hungarian restaurants on thouse streets gives a 50% discount on food and beverages to its visitors

Fish Festival, has a format similar to Mangalica, meaning you come to eat in the open air, to drink, and to discuss all the problems of the Hungarian fisheries, or not discuss them at all. The composition of dishes includes not only traditional Hungarian dishes such as soup of carp"halasle", but and International cuisine from sushi to paella, a dish of salmon, caviar, dorado and more. All this can eat there, and you can buy raw for quite humane prices to cook at home.

Revolution  Day

This public holiday is always celebrated on 15 March. It is also known as 1848 Revolution Memorial Day or Revolution and Independence Day. In Hungarian, it is called 'Nemzeti ünnep'.

This day marks the anniversary of the start of the 1848 Revolution against the Austrian Empire.

Budapest spring HalfMaraphon

April 7, 2020

couse of small country , the organizers of the races do not give the participants accselerate to much after winter hibernation,mooving the main marathon to September. And in the spring,  in Budapest, in the center of the city on the banks of Danube will take place spring marathon "Vivicittá". Last year the race was attended by 15,650 athletes. Registration race link: BudapestMaraphon.

You can run 21, 10 and 7 km. Gud Luck to all participants!

cinema fest - Titanik

about 25 counties  , one week. 4-13 of april


May - Bread Festival, Rozalia Festival,Organ concerts
Bread Festival

 may 16 and around 2020 in the Buda Castle Festival of bread and pastry will take place.For two days the best country bakers and confectioners will offer visitors their products prepared according to traditional and secret family recipes. a lot of dishes, wine, palinka, not only bread.



Mozart - Requiem

gala concert at St. Stephen's Basilica, Dates are avaluable via link.

The organ was build together with the Basilica in 1905 by hands of a master Angster Joseph, who was a disciple of the famous Paris Masters Auguste Cavaillé-Coll, The sound color of this instrument and its dimensions correspond to the French school. Number of organ pipes:6507, the longest of them -10 meters, the shortest of 6 mm. Largest organ in the Basilica is currently the largest musical instrument in Budapest.

Actually organ concert  in the Basilica of St. Stephen occur almost every week. Actualy it's not event, it just a reimind that it is very cool to visit organ concerts at any time of the year.

Rozalia Festival

A huge amount of undrinked champagne, pink and sparkling wines still in the warehouses after new year ! No reason to lose this goods. yeah? Gather in the city park Varoshliget, in the Rosary! and under the guise of determining which wine is better, they drink it, all this in atmosphere of music and performances of creative teams.

site dates - May 21 -2 June





June-The night of museums


Night of museums

Event Site

Dates will be published on site, we supose

Very well organized event, with about a hundred of museums as participants , such as the Hungarian National Museum, the Museum of Arts, the Budapest History Museum, the Museumof Terror, the HungarianNational Gallery, the Museum of Applied Arts and the Hungarian Natural History Museum, with variety of programs for adults and children.Total number of programs is more than a thousand, all of them can be visited on one ticket, it is certainly not enough for one night, and even one life to visit.

1500HUF for adults and 600 forints for a child, and you can visit any of the museums, the permanent and temporary exhibitions, take part inextensive program for children, or hang on a wine tasting or hear something from the music program. During the night, public transport between all points of events runs at intervals of 5-6 minutes, included in the ticket price. Its impossible to see all for one evening , but you can choose a program you like and see what you want for little money, which is impossible in the ordinary days.

July - Red bull Air

Red Bull Air Race


Air competitions on small planes above Danube, near Hungarian Parlament , disabled this year




Formula One, Sziget, St. Stephans's Day

02 august - 04 august  - Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix 2020.


Hungarian Grand Prixsite of Formula 1.


Free transport from the center of Budapest runs to Hungaroring.








7-13 august


Sziget Festival (Island)

Europe's largest music festival "Island of the Republic " (Sziget Köztársaság) - one of the most colorful festivals of the year of youth! The first music festival "The Island" was held in 1993 on the idea of Peter Mueller and Gerendai Charles.In the 93th festival attracted 43,000 visitors. In 2013, the festival gathered 400,000 visitors and has become a truly European cultural event. On an island in the period of the Festival constructed several concert venues.The list of musicians you can look at the following link: an adition to concerts during the festival on the island a large number of other entertainment programs will be held. Bars, restaurants, pubs will be opened until morning...

You can find accommodation offers in site.We will modestly offer our options. 



St. Stephan Day

National holiday  , 20 of august

August 20 in Hungary celebrate the largest public holiday - the day of St. Stephen, in honor of the founding of the Hungarian Kingdom by King Istvan and the adoption of Christianity as the official state religion on January 1, 1001. August 20, 1083 King Stephen was canonized by Pope George VII. On this day, the church procession traditionally takes place with St. Stephen’s embalmed right hand, which is stored in the Basilica as a symbol of the divine will of the Hungarian state. In the evening, fireworks flooding the city center and the bridges across the Danube with colorful lights.



Festival of Folk Arts

Dates: from 17 to 20 August



Place: Buda castle


Link to site




September-Wine festival , Jewish Cultural Festival
Wine Festival event

Kind Of Event: Wine , Food

Dates 5-8  september. from 14:00 till 23:00;



One of the biggest wine makers- professionals festival in Central Europe. Along with Hungarian winegrowers - foreign manufacturers also present their best wines.

The Wine Festival is held at the Royal Palace in Buda within 5 days, during which the judges have the opportunity of tasting wines trougth more than a thousand kinds of wine. Large number of recreational and cultural activities on the WineFestival are avaluable . Colorful, exciting dance musical will waiting for you at the Wine Festival from 10to 14 September. Feast of folk music and dance. Magnificent sight, festive atmosphere,which is devoted to ancient wine makers.

Wine Festival this year, is preparing to introduce a special culinary options from different regions of the country, unique to this region. Old recipes are interpreted in new ways.Traditional strudel, baked bread in real oven, classic spices, fries, mangalica pork delicacies, Hungarian, French and Spanish cheeses made from sheep, goat and cow milk, hamand homemade sausages and other delicacies will wait visitors.





The Jewish Summer Festival event

arround 4 september till 11 september 2020

there will be held on the Budapest Jewish Summer Festival, where visitors can learn about the centuries-old Jewish culture through exhibitions, book fairs, gastronomy, concerts, folk and contemporary Jewish music, which will be held on the stage set in the city center, theaters and the Great Synagogue. Details on the festival website.synagoguebudapest

Budapest Great Dohany Street Synagogue (Dohány utca) - the largest synagogue in the Europe is located in the Jewish quarter of Pest, where many Jews still live. Project synagogue with two onion dome in the pseudoistorical Moorish style was created by the Viennese architect Ludwig Förster. He created before synagogue in Vienna, together with Hungarian architects Jozsef Frigyes Feslya and Hilda. Construction of the synagogue took place in 1854-1859, respectively. Religious buildings consists of a two-storey building with three naves of white and red brick, decorated with colored ceramics, with filigree cornice and window-socket. The building is designed for 3,000 worshipers. The area of the interior is 1,200 square meters. m., the height of the towers is 44 meters. It adjoins the Great Synagogue of Budapest's Jewish Museum building, built in 1929-1931. The Great Synagogue is not only a place of worship but also a tourist attraction of the city and the cultural center, which hosts music concerts. Details on the website.




September - October


{October-34th Budapest Marathon | green | myclass}

Marathon event

Time - 28-29 of September, 2020

About 2,500 years ago, after the Battle of Marathon, one soldier ran to Athens to tell the good news of the Greeks: Nenikékamen: "We won."In October 6, thousands of people will be able to say those legendary words, run the race of the 33 th Budapest Marathon. This event - the biggest international sporting event in Hungary. Last year the race was attended by 27000  athletes. The race passes through the main streets of Budapest on the Danube embankment. Anyone can take part in the marathon. Be a participant of this significant national holiday of sports! marathon site

Palinka Festival


Pálinka Festival in Budapest is a unique gastronomic event where the visitor opens the opportunity to taste more than 300 different types of Palinka.There will presented their masterpieces all major manufacturers along with family manufactures.

Pálinka not for the faint of heart, and the best use of Hungarian Palinka accompanied by delicacies: traditional Hungarian dishes, sausages, baked bread in this oven, classic spices, fries, pork delicacies mangalica, cheeses made from sheep, goat and cow milk, ham and home-smoked meats, which will be offered to visitors.

At the Festival will be presented large number of entertainment and cultural events. Not only palinkas connoisseurs.



Noveber Christmas Fair


Time - November 27, 2020 - prior to January 2020

Christmas market in the center of Budapest, according to the ancient tradition opened four weeks before Christmas, on November 27 and will last until the beginning of January. Usualy located on Voroshmarti square (Vörösmarty tér) and pl. the Basilica (Szent István tér) and adjacent streets. Feature concerts and performances on a Christmas theme will be presented for Four weeks on several scenes. Restaurateurs will offer visitors a traditional Hungarian Christmas dishes - ranging from cabbage and whole roasted pig to spit. Frozen from the walk, guests will be able to warm themselves with hot or warm mulled wine with spices (Hungary called mulled wine so) or pleasant fruit pálinka prepared from selected fruits, quince, apricot, pear, or at the worst way from plums (terms brew and calvados also not alien to them ). In addition to culinary delights in Budapest Fair creates a fabulous Christmas holiday mood. Details on the website

December Still Crismas


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