<Back to Hungary Homepage

Public Holidays in Hungary

Date Holiday

1st January

March 15


May 1

Whit Monday

August 20

October 23

November 1

December 25-26


New Years Day

National Holiday, commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1848

Easter Sunday and Easter Monday in March or April

Labor Day

May or June

St. Stephen’s Day, commemorating the first king of Hungary

Day of the Republic, commemorating the revolution of 1956

All Saints’ Day


Note: On national holidays and on all public holidays most businesses, including shops and restaurants, are closed in Hungary. Also Buses and the Metro will run on a holiday schedule.

20 August. St. Stephen’s Day. Celebrated with fireworks display on the bank of the Danube in the evening,