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The Budapest Metro is the second-oldest underground metro system in the world; its Line 1 dates from The system consists of four lines. Motorway sections are being added to the existing network, which already connects many major economically important cities to the capital.
The most important port is Budapest. There are five international airports in Hungary: Low-budget airline WizzAir is based in Hungary, at Ferihegy.
Population density stands at inhabitants per square kilometre, which is about two times higher than the world average.
More than one quarter of the population lived in the Budapest metropolitan area , 6,, people Like most other European countries, Hungary is experiencing sub-replacement fertility ; its estimated total fertility rate of 1.
In , the conservative government began a program to increase the birth rate with a focus on ethnic Magyars by reinstating 3 year maternity leave as well as boosting part-time jobs.
The birth rate has gradually increased from 1. Hungary recognizes two sizable minority groups, designated as "national minorities" because their ancestors have lived in their respective regions for centuries in Hungary: German community of about , that lives throughout the country, and a Romani minority numerous around , that mainly resides in the northern part of the country.
Some studies indicate a considerably larger number of Romani in Hungary , people - ca. Today approximately 5 million Hungarians live outside Hungary.
Hungarian is the official and predominant spoken language in Hungary. Hungarian is the 13th most widely spoken first language in Europe with around 13 million native speakers and it is one of 24 official and working languages of the European Union.
According to the census, 9,, people Hungarian Magyar is a member of the Uralic language family , unrelated to any neighboring language and distantly related to Finnish and Estonian.
It is the largest of the Uralic languages in terms of the number of speakers and the only one spoken in Central Europe. Standard Hungarian is based on the variety spoken in the capital of Budapest , although use of the standard dialect is enforced, Hungarian has a number of urban and rural dialects.
Hungary is a historically Christian country. Stephen promulgated Roman Catholicism as the state religion, and his successors were traditionally known as the Apostolic Kings.
Contemporary Hungary, however, has no official religion. With the onset of the Protestant Reformation , most Hungarians took up first Lutheranism , then soon afterwards Calvinism.
In the second half of the 16th century, however, Jesuits led a Counterreformation campaign and the population once again became predominantly Catholic.
However, in comparison to other European regions where such efforts were undertaken, it was not at all successful largely because of religious freedom secured by Hungarian nobles, who often happened to be Calvinist themselves.
Historically, Hungary was home to a significant Jewish community. Some Hungarian Jews were able to escape the Holocaust during World War II, but most perhaps ,  were either deported to concentration camps, whence most did not return, or murdered in Hungary by Arrow Cross members.
The census showed that the majority of Hungarians were Christians Education in Hungary is predominantly public, run by the Ministry of Education.
Preschool - kindergarten education is compulsory and provided for all children between three and six years old, after which school attendance is also compulsory until the age of sixteen.
Secondary education includes three traditional types of schools focused on different academic levels: The system is partly flexible and bridges exist, graduates from a vocational school can achieve a two years program to have access to vocational higher education for instance.
Most of the Hungarian universities are public institutions , and students traditionally study without fee payment. The general requirement for university is the Matura.
The Hungarian public higher education system includes universities and other higher education institutes, that provide both education curricula and related degrees up to doctoral degree and also contribute to research activities.
Health insurance for students is free until the end of their studies. English and German language is important in Hungarian higher education, there are a number of degree programs that are taught in these languages, which attracts thousands of exchange students every year.
Hungary has a long tradition of higher education reflecting the existence of established knowledge economy. The Budapest University of Technology and Economics is considered the oldest institute of technology in the world with university rank and structure, its legal predecessor the Institutum Geometrico-Hydrotechnicum was founded in by Emperor Joseph II.
Hungary ranks 4th above neighbour Romania, and after China, the United States and Russia in the all-time medal count at the International Mathematical Olympiad with total medals, dating back to The Hungarian health care system is one of universal health care largely financed by government national health insurance.
Total health expenditure was 1, Hungary is one of the main destinations of medical tourism in Europe. Hungary is home to numerous medicinal spas ,  spa tourism sometimes combined with other treatments.
Notable architectural styles in Hungary include Historicism and Art Nouveau , or rather several variants of Art Nouveau.
In contrast to Historicism, Hungarian Art Nouveau is based on the national architectural characteristics. In this way, he created an original synthesis of architectural styles.
By applying them to three-dimensional architectural elements, he produced a version of Art Nouveau that was specific to Hungary.
Besides the two principal styles, Budapest also displays local versions of trends originating from other European countries.
The Sezession from Vienna , the German Jugendstil , Art Nouveau from Belgium and France, and the influence of English and Finnish architecture are all reflected in the buildings constructed at the turn of the 20th century.
In the sphere of applied arts, those chiefly responsible for promoting the spread of Art Nouveau were the School and Museum of Decorative Arts, which opened in Foreigners have unexpectedly "discovered" that a significantly large portion of the citizens live in old and architecturally valuable buildings.
In the Budapest downtown area almost all the buildings are about one hundred years old, with thick walls, high ceilings, and motifs on the front wall.
Hungarian traditional music tends to have a strong dactylic rhythm, as the language is invariably stressed on the first syllable of each word.
His music was invigorated by the themes, modes, and rhythmic patterns of the Hungarian and neighboring folk music traditions he studied, which he synthesized with influences from his contemporaries into his own distinctive style.
Hungary has made many contributions to the fields of folk , popular and classical music. Hungarian folk music is a prominent part of the national identity and continues to play a major part in Hungarian music.
After the establishment of a music academy led by Ferenc Erkel and Franz Liszt Hungary produced an important number of art musicians:.
Hungarian classical music has long been an "experiment, made from Hungarian antecedents and on Hungarian soil, to create a conscious musical culture [using the] musical world of the folk song".
During the era of Communist rule in Hungary — , a Song Committee scoured and censored popular music for traces of subversion and ideological impurity.
Older veteran underground bands such as Beatrice , from the s, also remain popular. In the earliest times, Hungarian language was written in a runic-like script although it was not used for literature purposes in the modern interpretation.
The country switched to the Latin alphabet after being Christianized under the reign of Stephen I of Hungary — It is also the oldest surviving Uralic poem.
Both are in Latin. These chronicles mix history with legends, so historically they are not always authentic. Renaissance literature flourished under the reign of King Matthias — Janus Pannonius , although he wrote in Latin, counts as one of the most important persons in Hungarian literature, being the only significant Hungarian Humanist poet of the period.
The first book printed in Hungary was the Chronica Hungarorum. The translation is called the Bible of Vizsoly , after the town where it was first published.
See Bible translations into Hungarian for more details. The Hungarian enlightenment took place about fifty years after the French enlightenment.
The greatest figure of the language reform was Ferenc Kazinczy. The Hungarian language became feasible for all type of scientific explanations from this time, and furthermore many new words were coined for describing new inventions.
Hungarian literature has recently gained some renown outside the borders of Hungary mostly through translations into German, French and English.
The latter is a contemporary Jewish writer who survived the Holocaust and won the Nobel Prize for literature in The older classics of Hungarian literature and Hungarian poetry have remained almost totally unknown outside Hungary.
Dishes are often flavoured with paprika ground red peppers , a Hungarian innovation. Perec and kifli are widely popular pastries.
It is a spirit native to Hungary and comes in a variety of flavours including apricot barack and cherry cseresznye. However, plum szilva is the most popular flavour.
Beer goes well with many traditional Hungarian dishes. The five main Hungarian brands are: Since the fall of communism there has been a renaissance in Hungarian wine-making.
The choice of quality wine is widening from year to year. The country can be divided to six wine regions: Hungarian wine regions offer a great variety of styles: The main varieties are: For over years, a blend of 40 Hungarian herbs has been used to create the liqueur Unicum.
Hungary is a land of thermal water. A passion for spa culture and Hungarian history have been connected from the very beginning. Hungarian spas feature Roman , Greek , Turkish , and northern country architectural elements.
Approximately 1, thermal springs can be found in Hungary more than just in the Capital area. There are approximately public baths in Hungary.
The Romans heralded the first age of spas in Hungary. In the 19th century, the advancement in deep drilling and medical science provided the springboard for a further leap in bathing culture.
Old style dances dating back to the Middle Ages. New style dances developed in the 18—19th centuries is the Hungarian name for the national dances, with Hungarian embroidered costumes and energetic music.
Although usually danced by young men, it can be also danced by older men. The dance is generally performed freestyle by one dancer at a time in front of a band.
Women participate in the dance by standing in lines to the side, and singing or shouting verses while the men dance. Each man performs a number of points dance phrases , typically four to eight without repetition.
Each point consists of four parts, each lasting four counts. The first part is usually the same for everyone there are only a few variations.
It was in the beginning of the 18th-century that the present style of Hungarian folk art took shape, incorporating both Renaissance and Baroque elements, depending on the area, as well as Persian Sassanide influences.
Flowers and leaves, sometimes a bird or a spiral ornament, are the principal decorative themes. Nearly all the manifestations of folk art practiced elsewhere in Europe also flourished among the Magyar peasantry at one time or another, their ceramics and textile being the most highly developed of all.
The finest achievements in their textile arts are the embroideries which vary from region to region. Soft in line, the embroideries are applied on altar cloths, pillow-cases and sheets.
These vessels, made of black clay, reflect more than three hundred years of traditional Transdanubian folk patterns and shapes. No two are precisely alike, since all work is done by hand, including both the shaping and the decorating.
The imprints are made by the thumb or a finger of the ceramist who makes the piece. In the midth century it was purveyor to the Habsburg Dynasty and aristocratic customers throughout Europe.
Many of its classic patterns are still in production. Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacture is a Hungarian manufacturer of porcelain, pottery, ceramics, tiles and stoneware.
The company introduced the eosin glazing process and pyrogranite ceramics. In , his son, Vilmos Zsolnay — joined the company and became its manager and director after several years.
He led the factory to worldwide recognition by demonstrating its innovative products at world fairs and international exhibitions, including the World Fair in Vienna, then at the World Fair in Paris, where Zsolnay received a Grand Prix.
Hungarian athletes have been successful contenders in the Olympic Games , only ten countries have won more Olympic medals than Hungary, with a total of medals ranking eighth in an all-time Olympic Games medal count.
Hungary has the third-highest number of Olympic medals per capita and second-highest number of gold medals per capita in the world. In water polo the Hungarian team is the leading medal winner by a significant margin and in swimming Hungarian men are fourth most successful overall, while the women are eighth most successful overall.
They have also seen success in canoeing and kayaking they are the third most successful overall. Hungary won its first gold medal in Winter Olympics in in mens short track speed skating with a team of four: Budapest has also lost several bids to host the games, in , , , , and to Berlin , Antwerp , London , and Rome , respectively.
At the Hungarian Grand Prix , it was confirmed that Hungary will continue to host a Formula 1 race until Chess is also a popular and successful sport in Hungary, the Hungarian players are the 10th most powerful overall on the ranking of World Chess Federation.
The side of that era has the second all-time highest Football Elo Ranking in the world , with , and one of the longest undefeated runs in football history, remaining unbeaten in 31 games spanning more than four years.
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A 3-day celebration with lots of drinks and food. The guest country is Russia and their national drink, vodka will be in the focus: You can also sample Russian dishes along with traditional Hungarian New Year fare: December you can say farewell to on a family masquerade ball.
Spectacular fireworks welcome the New Year on all three places. Even those who have been carousing in a restaurant or bar, pour out onto the streets and celebrate the New Year with singing, dancing and blowing paper horns.
Luckily government has banned the use of firecrackers , so celebrating will be safer in the crowded streets, than it was in previous years.
Usually you have to stay for at least nights. You can join the happy crowd in the streets and enjoy the fireworks as well.
Drink local bubbly, beer or wine, have some homemade snacks and make new friends! The M2, M3 M4 metro lines operate till Shops are allowed to stay open until Shops, food markets, most restaurants, cafes and other businesses, museums are closed on Pigs root out your fortune, while poultry scrapes it away.
Washing and hanging out the washing is forbidden, because someone will die. Other forbidden activities include: Love and weather divinations were also common in villages, nowadays these traditions are practised less and less..
You have many options where to say good bye to the old year in the Hungarian capital. From an exclusive ball to classy hotels, trendy restaurants and bars, or a boat on the Danube.
Make sure you book early! The best place to make friends and see how Hungarians welcome the New Year is at a home party.