Enjoy a fantastic Budapest Concert at Easter among all the children activities, local gastronomic programs, craft markets the capital offers during this very special holiday.
All Easter celebrations have links to Christian traditions, pagan traditions and modern chocolatey fun in Hungary.
Easter (“Húsvét” in Hungarian) is a very important cultural and Christian tradition celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
There are quite a few traditions and customs surrounding Easter in Hungary, but most of them are about celebrating both spring and rebirth.
The old tradition called “locsolkodás” (sprinkling) involves boys reciting a poem to girls and then “sprinkling” them with perfume. Be careful, in the countryside this can also be achieved with a bucket of cold water!
Painting eggs is also a part of Easter traditions in Hungary. Originally eggs were painted red (to symbolize Jesus’s blood), but this has changed to eggs being dyed all kinds of vivid colors.
Budapest Concerts at Easter
Being a national holiday, Easter offers different kinds of musical programs.
The most well-known Hungarian opera will be performed in Ferenc Erkel Opera Theatre Budapest between 14 March – 7 April: Bank Ban in Erkel Opera Theatre in Budapest
Gershwin’s most thought-provoking work will be on in Ferenc Erkel Opera Theatre Budapest between 5 – 17 April: Porgy and Bess in Erkel Opera Theatre in Budapest
Duna String Orchestra performs at Apr 5 and 26, 2019 in Matthias Church: Concerts at Matthias Church Budapest
The ever popular organ-concert series in the Basilica at Apr 4, 11 and 25: Concerts in St. Stephen Basilica Budapest
Other great concerts will take place in Budapest in April as well: April Concerts in Budapest
Budapest River Cruises during Easter
Discover the beautiful riverside attractions of Budapest from a Danube Sightseeing Cruise with multi-language audio guide options and a free soft drink included.
You can also enjoy some drinks on a Wine Cruise, Cocktail Cruise, Craft Beer Cruise or choose between a buffet or an A la Carte dinner option at the popular Dinner Cruises on the Danube.
Visiting Buda Castle at Easter
You can also visit Buda Castle during Easter to enjoy a wide range of programs.
With all kinds of Walking tours, Private tours, Bus tours, Easter holiday is a perfect time to enjoy the fascinating views over the Danube and visit all the famous historical places of the Buda Castle District.
Budapest Segway Tours during the Easter holiday
With professional English Guides, the daily Segway tours is a very fun way to view Budapest’s attractions.
Enjoying the pools of Budapest Baths at Easter
Budapest Baths are still one of the top reasons Budapest is visited by hundreds of thousands of travelers, even during the Easter holiday.
Each bath in Budapest gives a very special and uniquie experience, so you can visit both Gellert Spa and Szechenyi Baths during Easter.
Good to know
Easter Sunday (21 April) and Monday (22 April) are public holidays in Hungary, so most shops will be closed and generally public transport will run less frequently. Restaurants, cinemas, cafés,and some smaller stores will be open according to their usual opening hours on both days. Baths and museums will be open, but on Easter Monday like on every Mondays, museums might be closed.
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Things to do in Budapest in April
Kellemes húsvéti ünnepeket to everyone!