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Do Books stand a chance, or Indie Booksellers’ Night

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-04-18

As parto of Indie Booksellers’ Night 25 independent book stores and several cultural institutes  are waiting for all book lovers on April 19th from 4 PM till midnight with programs, book launches, concerts.  “The goal of the event is to call the attention of a city-dwelling, forward-looking, book-hungry audience to the diversity and benefits of […]

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Hungary loves pillow fights and so should you

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-04-03

On Saturday April 6th 2013 huge pillow fights are planned to happen around the world! First Pillow Fight Day was organized back in 2008 as part of the  urban playground movement. The whole thing happens in form of a flash mob, larger group of people getting together to perform what seems like a completely pointless […]

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Hungarian Locsolás – Easter Monday Sprinkling

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-04-01

Here I stand behind the door, My Easter egg I’m asking for. Ladies, better mark my word, Bring my egg or here I mold. This is how Easter Monday starts for many girls and boys in Hungary. Hungarian Locsolás (sprinkling) is, considered by many, one of the weirdest Easter customs that exists. This folk custom […]

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Easter Eggs – How and Why

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-03-25

Most of us color eggs for Easter, or we know we should, but we don’t because we are lazy. I, for one, started coloring eggs when my first son was big enough to mess up the kitchen. That messy little boy is 4 now, and he wants to know WHY? WHY? WHY? anything happens. And […]

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Macaron Day Hungary 2013

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-03-20

After crazy successful Macaron Day Hungary 2012 (see photos here) it is back in 2013 even bigger, even better! Numerous prominent confectioners and macaron makers will be showing of their expertise, macarons will be available in millions of flavors and colors. WHERE: Akvárium Klub (Erzsébet square) WHEN: Today, 20 March 2013, 15:00 – 21:00 Find […]

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Welcoming the spring in Bulgaria

By Ivan Nachev / 2013-02-27

On the first day of March a visitor in Bulgaria may be slightly surprised to see virtually everyone wearing a small red-and-white pendant, wristband or other decoration (often more than one). The good health charms for loved ones These are the so-called “Martenitsi” (plural for “Martenitsa” or “Мартеница” in Cyrillic) – good health charms and […]

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Put Your Best Mask On – It’s Carnival Season

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-02-07

Let’s Scare the Winter away – Carnival Season in Eastern Europe Carnivals are great fun. They go by different names, in Lithuania it is Užgavėnės in Estonia Vestlapaev, while in Poland some just call it Paczki Day (Donuts Day) but it is in essence the same thing they commemorate. In pagan times people used to […]

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When porcelain meets snowglobes

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-02-01

Not far from where I live, there is a little street…just under the Budapest Castle hill. It is quiet and magical. In one of the houses in that street a Girl Next Door Viki Hitka makes Soulglobes – “usual and unusual globes with a hint of snow or with a pinch of sunshine”. Zsolnay is […]

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Carnival season – Hungarian Búsójárás

By Beáta Veszely / 2013-01-20

In Mohács, Hungary every year during the Carnival season the ancient popular custom of the Busójárás is held. This year it will happen between 7-12 February. The date is set yearly in relation to the spring solstice and the following harvest moon. Similarly to other nations’ traditions, like Rio or the Venice Carnival or some […]

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Butchers Festival in Budapest

By Petra Tkalcec / 2013-01-14

Budapest loves festivals and festivals love Budapest. Every year we get at least one ‘1st’ festival that is sure to continue for many years to come. In 2012 it was the Bread and Pastry festival. Now, at the very beginning of 2013, to warm us up for the Mangalitsa festival in February (where we get […]

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