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Names and Dates

Names in Hungary are written in the opposite order to elsewhere.

The family name comes first followed by the first name.

Dates in Hungarian are given in the following order: year, month, day (e.g. 2001. 06. 27.).


National holidays

  • 1 January: New Year's Day
  • 15 March: Anniversary of the 1848 uprising against Austrian rule
  • Easter Monday
  • 1 May: Labour Day
  • Whit Monday
  • 20 August: St. Stephen's Day: commemorates the coronation of King Stephen in 1000 AD and the establishment of the Hungarian State.
  • 23 October: Proclamation of the Republic
  • Christmas (25-26 December)