As the new year begins, it is officially time to start marking the dates of long weekends and national and public holidays in our calendars.
Long weekends and working day swaps
Typically, in Hungary, if a public holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, the day before the public holiday (Monday) or the day after it (Friday) will be designated as a day off. This way, we can have a so-called long weekend. In return, a Saturday (usually one week before or after the public holiday) will be designated as a working day.
In 2022, our national holiday on 15 March, commemorating the Revolution of 1848, and All Saints’ Day (1 November) will both fall on a Tuesday.
This means that Hungarian employees will have two four-day weekends, but they have to make up for the working days that fall on the two Mondays by working on another weekend, writes Magyar Nemzet.
Easter Monday will fall on 18 April, and the four-day Easter weekend will begin on 15 April, on Good Friday.
Employees will not have to work on Whit Monday (also known as Pentecost Monday), which will fall on 6 June this year. The last month of the year will also bring three days off:
in 2022, 24 December will fall on Saturday, and the second day of Christmas, 26 December, will fall on Monday.
Although in 2020, opposition Jobbik submitted to Parliament a proposed amendment to the labour code that would make 24 December a public holiday, it is officially still not a public holiday. Nonetheless, many employees have a shortened workday or a day off that they have to make up for earlier.
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Public holidays falling on the weekend
The national day on 23 October, commemorating the Hungarian Revolution, Labour Day on 1 May, and the first day of Christmas on 25 December will fall on Sundays.
The first day of the new year, as well as our national holiday, Saint Stephen’s Day on 20 August, will fall on Saturdays.
Other significant dates
4 June marks a day of mourning and remembrance in Hungary, the day when the Treaty of Trianon was signed in Versailles in 1920, and Hungary lost 71.4% of its former territory. In 2020, 4 June was declared a national holiday in Romania.
6 October was also declared a national day of mourning in 2001, when state commemorations remind us of the heroes of the 1848/49 revolution and freedom fight.
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Source: Daily News Hungary
It’s pretty complicated to read this news.
Posting it in a calendar format would be much more readable 🙂
Dear Feina, thanks for the feedback. We will consider the calendar form for the next time. 🙂
Totally agree with Feina here, so completed to read. It’s very unreasonable to put date in quotation. Simple calendar or table view would be much better
Dear Kit Jen, thanks for your feedback. We will keep that in mind the next time we publish similar content. 🙂
Hi! Does anyone on here know how much will be closed on March 15 (shops, museums, thermal baths etc.)? I am travelling to Budapest with a high school class for 4 days (arriving very late on March 14) and just now realizing the 15th is a holiday… Thans in advance!
Hello Lise, most of the supermarkets will be closed, however, entertainment venues and restaurants are supposed to be open. Both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Szechenyi Bath will be open.
Will the shops/stores be opend 15-19. april during easter in Central Budapest?
Will shops be open in Budapest on May 1 which I understand is a public holiday in Hungary?