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Public Holidays, National Days in Hungary

Note: shops, food markets are closed in Budapest on public holidays and National Days. Public transportation works according to holiday schedule.

Most of the dates listed below are also public holidays in other parts of the world:

  • Christmas,
  • New Year’s Day,
  • Easter,
  • All saints Day.

Some of the dates are unique to Hungary, designated to celebrate or commemorate a special event in the nation’s history:

These unique national days are:

  • March 15,
  • August 20., and
  • October 23.

You can read more about these holidays and their historical backgrounds at the pages linked to in the list below.

Public Holidays in Hungary 2020

  • 24th December – Christmas Eve