13th Hungarian Festival in Sarasota, Florida
WELCOME EVERYBODY TO THE BIGGEST HUNGARIAN FESTIVAL IN FLORIDA! Date: Oct 12 - Oct 13, 2019 Read More ...
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 ...
Applications for ReConnect Hungary 2021 Open on January 25!
Our next birthright trip will be from July 8-22, 2021*, and applications are open from January 25... Read More ...
Applications for ReConnect Hungary 2022 Open November 3!
Our next birthright trip will be from July 28 - August 12, 2022. Applications are open from November 3 until February 28,... Read More ...
Applications open for ReConnect Hungary 2020!
Apply for the 2020 Hungarian Birthright Program today and begin the journey to rediscover your Hungarian self. Read More ...
- Apply for ReConnect Hungary 2018 by December 11 and win an Online Hungarian Language Course worth $300!
Lake Balaton... Langos, gulyas, strudel, ice cream.
Explore Hungary's best summer location with us! Visit Lake Balaton, the largest freshwater lake in Europe.
Lake Balaton is affectionately called the "Hungarian Sea" and millions of people come here every summer to enjoy the magnificent lake surrounded by volcanic hills, resort towns and all it's natural beauty.
The ReConnect Hungary participants visit Lake Balaton every year on their birthright trip. This summer, they experienced a typical Hungarian vacation day, starting in Tihany during the annual lavender festival, touring the Tihany Abbey, swimming in the lake close to the Tihany Abbey, and eating giant langos. The next stop was a visit to the Balogh Family winery in Pecsely, where they were treated to delicious wines, bogracs gulyas for dinner and homemade strudel. They visited the Zador Castle ruins through the fields and forests in jeeps making stops to see Hungarian long-horned steer (szurkemarha) and help the local farmers move bales of hay (a surprise for the farmers). The last stop for the day was in Veszprem, a beautiful city near Lake Balaton.
ReConnect Hungary Tip:
Although there are so many amazing beaches and towns along the lake and we do LOVE everything about Lake Balaton- Tihany is our favorite place to visit. It is approximately 2 hours away from Budapest, and there are millions of things to do and see. The view of the lake from the Benedictine Abbey is stunning and the museum is truly interesting. Don't miss the Lavender House or the Paprika House, and treat yourself to lots of really good ice cream (especially lavender).
ReConnect Hungary participants enjoying the view in Tihany
Lucy Kosty, RH'21
My whole life I felt like we were missing pieces to our Hungarian heritage. The only things passed down through the generations were the food and some family stories. After this trip, I feel like I got to fill in those gaps. I have a better sense of what it means to be Hungarian-American and I feel a stronger connection to my great grandfather.This experience
Madison Jones, RH'19
I got a more thorough experience of Hungarian culture than if I would have traveled by myself...This experience
Mark Czeisler, RH'18
ReConnect Hungary is an exceptional opportunity to discover aspects of your past...This experience