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During these difficult and trying times, it is imperative to keep heart and keep our traditions alive. Join us in a journey back in time as we discover the intricacies of Hungarian folk costumes! 

The main geographical regions that boast regional traditional folk wear include Transdanubia, the Uplands, the Hungarian Plain, as well as Transylvania. Specific locales with particular styles are found along the Galga, in Kalotaszeg, Kalocsa, Lóc, Matyó Land, Hosszúhetény, Hollókő, Kazár, Ormánság, Sárköz, Szeklerland, Torockó and finally, in Püspökbogád. The various styles popular in each of these areas are idiosyncratic in nature and incredibly diverse. Here are a few exciting pictures from the most popular regions: 

Sárköz 

The geographical and ethnographical region of Sárköz is located in southern Hungary in the county of Tolna.

Sárköz népviselet
Image: Wikimedia Commons- Pesti Napló 1850-1930 ajándék album
Matyó

The Matyó style originates from the settlement of Mezőkövesd, which is at the border of the county of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplém county, at the northern part of the Great Hungarian Plains (Alföld). 

Matyó népviselet
Image: Facebook- Matyó Múzeum
Hollókő 

Hollókő is located in northern Hungary in the county of Nógrád. 

Hollókő locsolkodás
Image: https://www.facebook.com/alfatourshetvege/
Kalocsa 

Kalocsa is a settlement in the county of Bács-Kiskun county, along the Danube in southern Hungary near the city of Szekszárd. 

hungarikum kalocsa paprika singing folk costume hungary
Photo: www.hungarikum.hu

Let’s travel to Translyvania now, and journey to the settlements and regions of Szék, Kalotaszeg, Torockó, Székelerland, Csángóland. 

Szék 
Széki leány
Image: https://www.facebook.com/ancient.hungary/

Kalotaszeg 

Kalotaszegi viselet
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Pünkösd Körösfő népviselet
Image: Wiki Commons by- Petru suciu
Torockó 
Torockó népviselet
Image: https://www.facebook.com/torocko.szekelyko/
Szeklerland
Székely népviselet
Image: https://www.facebook.com/hargitaegyuttes/
Csángó 
Moldvai csángó katolikus mise
Image: https://www.facebook.com/ancient.hungary/

These vibrant colours and lively patterns enliven the soul. These traditions have a way of connecting us to the past. Keeping them alive, is like bringing the past into the present, and hopefully, carrying tradition onwards towards the future. 

Read more: Embroidery — an underrated part of Hungarian culture

Source: Daily News Hungary

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