New Year´s Eve in Budapest

Posted by on 31 Dec 2013
New Year´s Eve in Budapest If you are celebrating New Year´s Eve in Budapest you won’t be bored. You can pick from plenty of events like concerts, upscale balls, street parties, local house parties and last but not least a party crowd in wombat´s wombar. With its centric location wombat´s CITY Hostel also gives you a variety of options where to watch the spectacular fireworks at midnight! A variety of specials, happy hours and a DJ will keep the party going in our wombar. Hungarians are very good at partying, especially on these special occasions like the last day of the year, or Szilveszter in hungarian.
New Year´s Eve in Budapest is something special, so you could also check out one of the three major places of outdoor festivities.
  • on Vörösmarty Square a three-day celebration awaits you, on 30th-31st December and on 1st January.
    Live bands from different countries will perform.
  • Nyugati Square (M3 metro line, trams No 4, 6).
    Hungarian pop-rock bands will entertain people.
  • Oktogon (trams  No 4, 6)
    Disco till dawn with popular Hungarian DJs.

Some Hungarian New Year’s Tradition

Most Hungarian New Years traditions are related to food. Having lentil or bean dishes on New Year’s Day makes you wealthy. Eat roast pork on New Year’s Eve and you’ll be lucky throughout the year. For hangover we eat a special soup (korhely leves) made from sour cabbage and sour cream. Washing and hanging out the washing is forbidden, because someone will die. According to common belief, the whole year will be like the way you behave on 1st January. You’d better be happy to drive away gloominess in the New Year!

 

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