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Budapest Easter Fair on Vorosmarty Square

The Easter Fair on Vorosmarty Square, the historical and atmospheric square in downtown Budapest, is an annual festival and fair, with lots of good quality handmade crafts of Hungarian artisans (featuring some specific Hungarian Easter crafts too like the beautiful hand painted Easter eggs), traditional Hungarian foods, drinks made fresh at the market, where you can also sit down at any of the tables and benches and enjoy a hearty, warm meal, or a nice sandwich and salad along with Hungarian wines, drinks, cordials, etc.

Hungarian Girls Traditional Dance Budapest Easter Market Cet Academic Programs

Hungarian Girls Traditional Dance Budapest Easter Market – Photo Source: Cet Academic Programs

This is a spring event we look forward to each year, along with the big Budapest Spring Festival, which is the main event basically in March or April, summarizing the Easter events in Budapest.


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The Hungarian Castles Festival is in the fairy tale Vajdahunyad Castle and in the spacious park in Budapest, in the City Park (Varosliget), which is one of the hotspots of Budapest attractions, like the Heroes’ Square and the Hungarian Millennial Monument, or the popular thermal bath, Szechenyi Baths. The castle festival has a nice and fun program for all who love history, castle sieges, family events, contests, archery shows, medieval toys, foods, dances, and more. The 2013 Castle Festival is from May 18 to May 20, 2013 in the City Park, which is also the home of the beautiful Vajdahunyad Castle. In 2013 there is not entry fee charged, you can visit the festival free of charge. The event is called Mienk a Var! (The Castle is Ours / We are the Kings of the Castle). The Hungarian Castles Festival is basically the May Day of medieval Castles found all over in Hungary, mostly as castle ruins. Some of the more popular castles in Hungary will all be represented at the national castle showcase, like the castle in Diosgyor, the castle in the lovely wine town of Eger, the castle ruins in Esztergom in the Danube Bend, Gyula, Holloko, the village enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Koszeg, Sarospatak, Sarvar, Siklos, Somlo, Sumeg, Tata, Várpalota, or the castle of  Visegrad.