13th Hungarian Festival in Sarasota, Florida
WELCOME EVERYBODY TO THE BIGGEST HUNGARIAN FESTIVAL IN FLORIDA! Date: Oct 12 - Oct 13, 2019 Read More ...
41st Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Festival
Don't miss this spectecular event in Canada, organized by ReConnect Hungary's partner organization.... Read More ...
A great gift idea for the holidays: ReConnect Hungary Birthright trip!
Your loved one will experience exclusive events, quality programs, networking opportunities and friendships to last a lifetime. Read More ...
A special message from Allison Pataki
Watch this powerful message from our Ambassador, Allison Pataki, whose Hungarian heritage is a source of pride and an integral... Read More ...
And the winner is... Jordyn Barone from Washington!
Congratulations to Jordyn, the winner of the Online Hungarian Language Course. Read More ...
Application deadline extended until January 31, 2018!
We have good news for the new year: you can still apply for the 2018 Hungarian birthright trip! Read More ...
Applications for ReConnect Hungary 2021 Open on January 25!
Our next birthright trip will be from July 8-22, 2021*, and applications are open from January 25... Read More ...
Applications for ReConnect Hungary 2022 Open November 3!
Our next birthright trip will be from July 28 - August 12, 2022. Applications are open from November 3 until February 28,... Read More ...
Applications open for ReConnect Hungary 2020!
Apply for the 2020 Hungarian Birthright Program today and begin the journey to rediscover your Hungarian self. Read More ...
- Apply for ReConnect Hungary 2018 by December 11 and win an Online Hungarian Language Course worth $300!
Mangalica Festival Budapest (February 8-10, 2019)
Mangalica, or the curly haired hog, is a unique pig indigenous to Hungary.
A pig that not only looks adorable wrapped in its sheep-like fleece, but produces meat so good it has been hailed as the “kobe beef of pork”. The rare breed with a 200-year-old Hungarian heritage has become quite the rage in top chef’s kitchens around the world. The breed on the verge of extinction not long ago is now revered for highly marbleized meat and intensely concentrated flavor. A high monosaturated fat content make the pork ideal for curing and charcuterie and when it comes to cooking, Mangalica pork is equally prized for the tender juicy meat it produces.
The first Mangalica festival in Budapest took place in 2007 to promote Mangalica products and to provide a platform for the breeders. Since then the festival has become one of the largest gastro events that both locals and tourists look forward to each February. The Festival takes place in center city at the Szabadság tér which is in the Parliament neighborhood, district V. Admission and tasting are free. Put on your sheep-like fleece coat and head over to enjoy the festivities.
My whole life I felt like we were missing pieces to our Hungarian heritage. The only things passed down through the generations were the food and some family stories. After this trip, I feel like I got to fill in those gaps. I have a better sense of what it means to be Hungarian-American and I feel a stronger connection to my great grandfather.This experience