In Hungary, there is an event called pig slaughter, people use peppers and onions in almost every dish and Santa Claus comes on St. Nicholas Day. Read our article and check out some weird Hungarian traditions!
Hungarians tend to use peppers and onions in almost every dish, writes mindenamikulfold.hu. If you look up a Hungarian recipe, almost every one of them will start like this. Foreigners often wonder how people living in Hungary can eat these heavy dishes. For foreigners, Hungarian dishes are too spicy. However, the famous Goulash is internationally praised and cooked. In addition, it also might be strange for foreigners that Hungarians put sour cream in many dishes.
A man from New Orleans shared some traditions and customs he found weird in Hungary. Among others, he mentions restaurant habits. In America, waiters come over to see if you want something, talk to you to get to know you. In Hungary, however, the waiter comes once, takes your order, serves the food and you do not even see him after that, writes magyarorszagom.hu.
Another weird tradition is the Hungarian pig slaughter. As the name suggests, this is an event when pigs are slaughtered. After the animals are killed, their blood let and their skin burned off, the butchers split the carcasses and chop them up, reports reuters.com. Although it might sound brutal, Hungarians actually attend this event with their families, friends.
In Hungary, Santa Claus comes and brings chocolates on St. Nicholas Day, and on Christmas Eve, Jesus brings the gifts. This is completely different abroad. Usually, foreigners do not celebrate Santa Claus day separately, he comes at Christmas on 25 December. Moreover, many families in the USA already have a Christmas tree at the beginning of December, while in Hungary, it is strictly decorated (by the angels) only on 24 December.
Source: mindenamikulfold.hu, magyarorszagom.hu, reuters.com