In extraordinary situations, special solutions are needed in order to find joy in everyday life even in the most difficult times, like the recent pandemic situation. Even though this year’s Christmas cannot be celebrated as intimately as usual, still, there are some kind initiatives that bring about the solemnity of Christmas in several Hungarian cities.
The country’s Christmas tree shines in decorative lighting on Kossuth Square in Budapest. This year, the silver pine that became the Christmas tree of the Country was cut down in Székesfehérvár. As the Hungarian news portal Hirado.hu reports, the owner called it a great honour that the tree that previously stood in front of their house has become the Christmas tree of Hungary. The 15-metre-high silver pine with a 70-80-centimetre trunk that was planted forty years ago now serves to the delight of the whole country.
As we have previously reported, Budapest’s iconic light tram is back on track this year as well. Do not miss the amazing photos HERE!
The management of the city of Miskolc prepared a really special Christmas surprise for its residents so that this year’s unusual holiday would literally be covered in a special Christmas light.
The Avasi Lookout Tower is transformed into the largest Christmas tree in the country – almost half of the 72-metre-high TV tower was covered with light strings.
As the Hungarian news portal Minap reports, a total of 35 light strings, each 30 metres long, bundled on steel wires, are installed on the lookout tower, providing a real Christmas atmosphere to one of the most famous symbols of Miskolc with more than a thousand coloured LED bulbs.
Meanwhile, Debrecen also welcomes Advent with a special flood of light. Besides the solemn Christmas décor in the downtown, the light tram of Debrecen has also started its journey this week in Hungary’s second-largest city.
From the first day of Advent to the Epiphany, we can admire the gingerbread mini-village of Geresdlak that has been a tradition in the settlement for more than 10 years. The gingerbread village is the miniature replica of Geresdlak, including its houses, the church with a marrying couple at the gate, the trees, the fences, the cows in the paddock, and the football field with players kicking the ball.
In 2016, the 110 gingerbread house was made using 45 kg of flour, 20 kg of sugar, 7 kg of honey, 100 eggs, cinnamon, margarine, and baking soda, and it has been constantly expanding since then. This year, an additional event has been added to the miniature that unfortunately could not be held due to the coronavirus pandemic: the Steam Dumpling Festival, reported by Csodálatos Magyarország.
The gingerbread village can be visited free of charge by anyone up to the Epiphany after registration in advance; however, a maximum of 9 people can stay at the exhibition at a time.
Szentendre also tries to bring some joy to its inhabitants with spectacular solemn lighting.
Just like every year during the Advent period, the main square of Gyöngyös is also covered in wonderful Christmas lights.
MTI also published photos of the illuminated Christmas tree on Széchenyi Square in Pécs on the first Sunday of Advent.
The decorative Christmas lighting in Győr also provides a breathtaking view. This is what it looks like:
Despite the fact that the forthcoming Christmas will be different, we should not lose the hope that we can find some pleasant moments this year as well. In order to do so, let us give you some tips on how you can create the Christmas atmosphere at home.
Source: mti.hu; hirado.hu; minap.hu; csodalatosmagyarorszag.hu
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