Hungarikum is a collective term indicating a value worthy of distinction and highlighting within a unified system of qualification, classification, and registry, which represents the high performance of Hungarian people thanks to its typically Hungarian attribute, uniqueness, speciality, and quality.
This is the official definition of a Hungarikum, meaning some of the most well-known and iconic products of Hungary. To describe it more simply, these are meals, drinks, and even animals, pieces of clothing, and buildings that stand out from Hungarian culture because of their worth, outstanding history, quality, recognition, and uniqueness; they are true, 100% Hungarian products. The most common ones, as some of you might know, are pálinka, Tokaj wine, Dobos cake, Chimney cake, and Törley Sparkling Wine, but there are some you might not be familiar with.
Being a popular tourist destination because of its healing thermal water, Hévíz is not just a unique lake in Hungary, but also a Hungarikum. Its unique location and the water healing people with respiratory and joint problems earned Hévíz the precious title.
Yes, even people can be Hungarikums. Ferenc Puskás, the legendary and world-famous Hungarian football player, established himself in the history of sports forever.
The capital of Hungary is not just a part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, but with the Danube River, the Castle District, and Andrássy Avenue, it has also been declared as a Hungarikum.
Hungarians have been known for falconry since the beginning of when they arrived at the Carpathian Basin. This ancient heritage has been the part of Hungarian culture ever since.
Every February, masked men flood the streets of Mohács to scare away the winter season. They are called busós, and they are also Hungarikums. This kind of winter festival related to the history of the carnival can only be found and observed in Hungary.
Hollóházi, Zsolnay, and Herendi porcelain are also Hungarikums. The finest works made by careful hands decorate many Hungarian households in the country and even abroad.
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