Easter

Hungarian Easter Customs

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I thought today is the right time to share some of the Hungarian Easter customs we have. Our Easter celebrations are a little bit different in some aspects.

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Hungarian Easter Meal

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It’s Easter and it is one of my favorite holidays food wise. My Mom’s cooking is superb, she’s been doing it for 40 years and it’s hard to live up to but I always try. This year since being far from home and there’s no way of tasting Mom’s food I made our traditional Hungarian Easter meal by myself for the first time. It’s not a complicated fare… basically a cold dinner. 95% of the time we eat cold food for dinner and breakfast and only lunch is warm. For my family Easter starts on Saturday afternoon when we go to church, participate in an Easter procession and then go home to eat the first specially prepared dinner. I decided to prepare one for my friends yesterday. So the menu was …

  • Cooked smoked ham with horse-radish
  • Boiled eggs (there’s a little twist there, more down below)
  • Mildly sweet bread called Kalács/ca-laa-ch/
  • Radish

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