Pal贸c folk costumes
Balassagyarmat, Hungary. St. Anne’s Day in Pal贸c folk costumes. Photo: MTI

At the weekend participants dressed in Pal贸c 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 Ipolys谩g, Rimaszombat, Tornalja, F眉lek, Balassagyarmat, Eger, Miskolc, Gy枚ngy枚s, Salg贸tarj谩n, Sz茅cs茅ny.

The Pal贸c are ethnic Hungarians, but they have retained distinctive traditions, including a very apparent dialect of Hungarian.

Pal贸c folk costumes
Balassagyarmat, Hungary. St. Anne’s Day in Pal贸c folk costumes. Photo: MTI
Pal贸c folk costumes
Balassagyarmat, Hungary. St. Anne’s Day in Pal贸c folk costumes. Photo: MTI

The origin of the Pal贸c has already covered many ethnographers and historians, however, there are still many white spots regarding the origin of the ethnic group: the Pal贸c seem to have some sort of connections with the Khazar, Kabar, Pechenegs and Cuman tribes.

The most famous Pal贸c settlement is village of Holl贸k艖, which was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Pal贸c folk costumes
Balassagyarmat, Hungary. St. Anne’s Day in Pal贸c folk costumes. Photo: MTI
Pal贸c folk costumes
Balassagyarmat, Hungary. St. Anne’s Day in Pal贸c folk costumes. Photo: MTI
Pal贸c folk costumes
Balassagyarmat, Hungary. St. Anne’s Day in Pal贸c folk costumes. Photo: MTI
Pal贸c folk costumes
Balassagyarmat, Hungary. Photo: MTI
St Anna Day
Balassagyarmat, Hungary. Photo: MTI
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