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Easter in Hungary - Hollókő/Mezőkövesd

Easter in Hungary - Hollókő/Mezőkövesd

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Tour description

The Easter Festival in Hollókő is probably the most famous in Hungary.Hollókő (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is known for embracing the folk traditions of the 18th century, where locals dress up in traditional costumes for the Easter festivities. There are several programs and activities during the two-day Easter Festival, including egg painting, folklore programs, arts and crafts and kids programs. Visitors can sample traditional Easter dishes. Easter Mondays are usually lot of fun in Hollókő, as 'Dousing Day' is practiced following old traditions. Boys would douse the girls with buckets of water to ensure they become good wives. In exchange for the dousing the girls would reward the boys with Easter eggs – the main reason for which Easter eggs are decorated in Hungary.

Another town known for its old folk traditions, beautiful embroidery and uniquely decorated Easter eggs is Mezőkövesd, the home of the Matyó, an ethnic group in Hungary. Easter celebrations are held in the ‘Hadas’ district, the oldest part of Mezőkövesd. Easter events and activities include folk crafts, Easter egg painting, wine tasting, Easter ham sampling and petting zoo for the kids.


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