41st Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Festival
Don't miss this spectecular event in Canada, organized by ReConnect Hungary's partner organization.... Read More ...
A great gift idea for the holidays: ReConnect Hungary Birthright trip!
Your loved one will experience exclusive events, quality programs, networking opportunities and friendships to last a lifetime. Read More ...
A special message from Allison Pataki
Watch this powerful message from our Ambassador, Allison Pataki, whose Hungarian heritage is a source of pride and an integral... Read More ...
And the winner is... Jordyn Barone from Washington!
Congratulations to Jordyn, the winner of the Online Hungarian Language Course. Read More ...
Application deadline extended until January 31, 2018!
We have good news for the new year: you can still apply for the 2018 Hungarian birthright trip! Read More ...
- Apply for ReConnect Hungary 2018 by December 11 and win an Online Hungarian Language Course worth $300!
Apply for the 2019 Hungarian Birthright Program today!
Applications for the 2019 ReConnect Hungary Birthright Program are finally open! Read More ...
Best meal on a hot Summer day: cold Hungarian sour cherry soup!
Sour cherry soup (meggyleves) is a traditional summertime treat in Hungary. Read More ...
Budapest to Host Swimming Championships in 2027
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Christmas is coming!
This year’s Hungarian Christmas Market will be held on December 14, 2019 at the American Hungarian Foundation in New Brunswick, New... Read More ...
Mangalica Festival Budapest (February 8-10, 2019)
Mangalica, or the curly haired hog, is a unique pig indigenous to Hungary.
A pig that not only looks adorable wrapped in its sheep-like fleece, but produces meat so good it has been hailed as the “kobe beef of pork”. The rare breed with a 200-year-old Hungarian heritage has become quite the rage in top chef’s kitchens around the world. The breed on the verge of extinction not long ago is now revered for highly marbleized meat and intensely concentrated flavor. A high monosaturated fat content make the pork ideal for curing and charcuterie and when it comes to cooking, Mangalica pork is equally prized for the tender juicy meat it produces.
The first Mangalica festival in Budapest took place in 2007 to promote Mangalica products and to provide a platform for the breeders. Since then the festival has become one of the largest gastro events that both locals and tourists look forward to each February. The Festival takes place in center city at the Szabadság tér which is in the Parliament neighborhood, district V. Admission and tasting are free. Put on your sheep-like fleece coat and head over to enjoy the festivities.