Hungary Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.
  • Hungary is a unitary parliamentary republic in Central Europe and this is a historically Christian country
  • Hungarian is the official and predominant spoken language in Hungary
  • Public Holiday in Hungary known as National Holiday.
  • Most of remembrance day holidays observed in Hungary had a fixed date, religious holidays will have a different date every year as they are calculated based on lunar cycle
  • All employee entitled for a paid day off on National holidays, including both local and territorial observances that stated in employment contract
  • All National Holidays are observed on their calendar date, not move to next working day even if it falls on a Sunday

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DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day (Újév) - First day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar
15 MarWedNational Day (Nemzeti ünnep) - Memorial day of the 1848 Revolution (which aimed the independence of the Hungarian Kingdom from the Austrian Empire)
16 AprSunEaster Sunday (Húsvétvasárnap) - Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
17 AprMonEaster Monday (Húsvéthétfő) - Men visit women to sprinkle them with perfume, first asking permission by reciting a verse. In return, the women give the men eggs. Children receive chocolate eggs from the Easter Bunny. The day's meal is often ham, eggs, and sweetbreads for dinner.
1 MayMonLabour Day (A munka ünnepe) - Annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Since 2004 it is also the anniversary of the accession to the EU
7 MaySunMother's Day - Celebration honoring the mother of the family. 1st Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday
4 JunSunPentecost Sunday (Pünkösdvasárnap) - 50 days from Easter Sunday, counting inclusive of Easter Sunday itself
5 JunMonWhitMonday - Monday after Pentecost. Monday of the Holy Spirit
18 JunSunFather's Day - Is a celebration honoring fathers. 3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday
20 AugSunSaint Stephens Day - St. Stephen was the first king of Hungary and he laid the foundation of the state by converting the Magyar people to Christianity
23 OctMonRepublic Day / National Day (Nemzeti ünnep) - Memorial day of the 1956 Revolution. Also the day of the proclamation of the Third Hungarian Republic in 1989
1 NovWedAll Saints Day (Mindenszentek) - Day of remembrance of the dead. Graves in Christian cemeteries are decorated with flowers and candles, by family and friends of the dead
25 DecMonChristmas Day (Karácsony) - Celebrate the birth of Christ
26 DecTueSecond Day of Christmas (Karácsony másnapja) - Celebrated on 26th December

DateDayHoliday
1 JanWedNew Year's Day
15 MarSatNational Day
20 AprSunEaster Sunday
21 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayThursLabour Day
8 JunSunPentecost Sunday
9 JunMonPentecost Monday
20 AugWedSaint Stephens Day
23 OctThursRepublic Day
1 NovSatAll Saints Day
25 DecThursChristmas Day
26 DecFriSecond Day of Christmas

DateDayHoliday
1 JanThursNew Year's Day
15 MarSunNational Day
5 AprSunEaster Sunday
6 AprMonEaster Monday
1 MayFriLabour Day
24 MaySunPentecost Sunday
25 MayMonPentecost Monday
20 AugThursSaint Stephens Day
23 OctFriRepublic Day
1 NovSunAll Saints Day
25 DecFriChristmas Day
26 DecSatSecond Day of Christmas

DateDayHoliday
1 JanFriNew Year's Day
15 MarTueNational Day
27 MarSunEaster Sunday
28 MarMonEaster Monday
1 MaySunLabour Day
15 MaySunPentecost Sunday
20 JunMonPentecost Monday
20 AugSatSaint Stephens Day
23 OctSunRepublic Day
1 NovTueAll Saints Day
25 DecSunChristmas Day
26 DecMonSecond Day of Christmas

DateDayHoliday
1 JanMonNew Year's Day (Ujev)
15 MarThursNational Day (Memorial day of the 1848 Revolution)
16 AprFriPublic Holiday (Probable Bridge holiday)
1 AprSunEaster Sunday (Good Friday work-free for Protestants)
2 AprMonEaster Monday (Ducking Monday)
30 AprMonPublic Holiday (Probable Bridge holiday)
1 MayTueLabour Day (Anniversary of the accession to the EU)
6 MaySunMother's Day (1st Sunday in May. Not a Public Holiday)
20 MaySunPentecost Sunday (fifty days after Easter)
21 MayMonWhitMonday (Monday after Pentecost)
17 JunSunFather's Day (3rd Sunday in June. Not a Public Holiday)
20 AugMonSaint Stephens Day (St. Stephen was the first king of Hungary)
22 OctMonPublic Holiday (Probable Bridge Holiday)
23 OctTueRepublic Day (The day of the proclamation of the Third Hungarian Republic)
1 NovThursAll Saints Day (Mindenszentek. It is a day to remember the lost of ones)
25 DecTueChristmas Day
26 DecWedSecond Day of Christmas (Celebrated on 26th December)

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