At the weekend participants dressed in Palóc folk costumes on St. Anne’s Day (on July 26, 2020 ) in Balassagyarmat, Hungary.
They live in about half a hundred settlements, their largest cities are Ipolyság, Rimaszombat, Tornalja, Fülek, Balassagyarmat, Eger, Miskolc, Gyöngyös, Salgótarján, Szécsény.
The Palóc are ethnic Hungarians, but they have retained distinctive traditions, including a very apparent dialect of Hungarian.
The origin of the Palóc has already covered many ethnographers and historians, however, there are still many white spots regarding the origin of the ethnic group: the Palóc seem to have some sort of connections with the Khazar, Kabar, Pechenegs and Cuman tribes.
The most famous Palóc settlement is village of Hollókő, which was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.