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Christmas in Hungary
 

Christmas in Hungary

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    • The meaning of Christmas Christmas traditionally is a Christian celebration, we remember to the birth of Jesus Christ. But also Chritmas symbolize the love, family, and peace.
    • Advent wreath Advent is the period of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ.
    • Our Christmas costumes:  Make or buy an advent wreath  6th of December: Mikulás  Christmas markets  Cook and bake festive foods  Bethlehem games  Christmas tree decoration  Giving presents
    •  Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25, which is the Sunday between November 27 and December 3.  2013: 1st December
    • In the Catholic Liturgy is convenient those advent wreath, witch has got three purple and one pink candles. Nowadays there are many kinds of wreaths.
    • Mikulás St Nicholas or Santa Claus also visits Hungary, but he comes on the 6th December. In Hungary we call him 'Mikulás’ and Télapó (Old Man Winter/ Father Christmas). Children leave out shoes or boots on a windowsill to be filled with goodies!
    • In Hungary, Christmas Eve is very important and is called 'Szenteste' which means Holy Evening. People spend this day with their family and in the afternoon they decorate the Christmas Tree. Sometimes only the adults decorate the tree (without the children there), so when children come in and see the tree, it's a great surprise and they are told that Angels or Jesus Christ gave the tree and the girfts for them. Szenteste
    • Christmas inspired many famous poets. One of the most beautiful is this poem from Ady Endre: Karácsonyi rege. Harang csendül, Ének zendül, Messze zsong a hálaének Az én kedves kis falumban Karácsonykor Magába száll minden lélek. Minden ember Szeretettel Borul földre imádkozni, Az én kedves kis falumban A Messiás Boldogságot szokott hozni…
    • Christmas markets everywhere
    • In every market there is a Bethlehem Bethlehem simbolyze the moment of birth of Jesus
    • Christmas decoration Santa Claus Flower Christmas Cactus
    • Christmas tree
    • Szaloncukor „fondant candy” The szaloncukor is Hungaricum, because we are the only nation, who decorate the Christmas tree with this delicious sweet.
    • Nicely decorated Christmas tables
    • Traditional Christmas dishes
    • Stuffed Cabbage Traditional Christmas dishes Stuffed turkey Duck leg with red cabbage and potatoes
    • Christmas beigli, with poppy, walnut or cinnamon. Gingerbread Kalács =Hungarian sweet bread
    • Christmas gingerbread We use this as Christmas decoration too. We decorate Christmas table with it.
    • Bethlehem nativity play It is the most famous tradition, which shows the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s dramatic game. Children shows it in the church and in houses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlyS5r7k93A The roles are the following: Mary (mother of Jesus) Joseph (father of Jesus) Shepherds Angels The 3 Biblical Magi: Melchior, Caspar, Balthazar
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZhRWNaKVcw Famous Hungarian song at Christmas Kiskarácsony, nagykarácsony, kisült-e már a kalácsom? Ha kisült már, ide véle, hadd egyem meg melegébe! Jaj, de szép a karácsonyfa! Ragyog rajta a sok gyertya! Itt egy szép könyv ott, egy labda! Jaj, de szép a karácsonyfa!
    • Boldog Karácsonyt! Merry Christmas!