Holidays in Hungary

Public Holidays in Hungary

As part of planning your trip to Budapest, its a good idea to check holidays, special closing days and operating hours in Hungary. This way you will not miss to visit those places what you have included in your itinerary. We’ve listed special dates, operating hours and holidays of 2020 to make sure your plans won’t conflict with your agenda.

Public Holidays

There are a few public and religious holidays in the Hungarian calendar when shops, cultural places might have different opening hours. Main tourist attractions and restaurant remain open, however the opening hours of each place vary therefore double-check operating times before you travel.

2020 Holiday Day
New Year's Day
jan.1.
Wendsday
1848 Revolution Memorial Day
mar.15.
Sunday
Good Friday
apr.10.
Friday
Easter Sunday
apr.12.
Sunday
Easter Monday
apr.13.
Monday
Labor Day
may.1.
Friday
With Monday
jun.1.
Monday
Hungary National Day
aug.20.
Thursday
Hungary National Day
aug.21.
Friday
1956 Revolution Memorial Day
oct.23.
Friday
All Saints' Day
nov.1.
Sunday
Christmas Eve
dec.24.
Thursday
Christmas Day
dec.25.
Friday
Boxing Day
dec.26.
Saturday
New Year's Eve
dec.31.
Thursday

Closing Days

In general, most shops, groceries, markets, pharmacies and banks are closed on Sundays. However, main tourist spots, shopping centres and 24-hour shops are operating on these days as well. You can find a list of 24-hour pharmacies in Budapest categorized by districts here. Keep in mind, that museums in Hungary are closed on Mondays. Some restaurants, exhibition centres might be closed for a longer period due to construction works or winter holiday. Make sure to check operating hours of them beforehand.

School Vacations

School vacation period means the beginning of high season with higher prices and more families in the city. Some museums, exhibitions and frequented areas might be filled with families or shcool trips than other times of the year.

School Vacation Date
Spring Break
9.Apr - 14.Apr
Summer Vacation
16.Jun - 31.Aug
Autumn Break
not yet published
Winter Vacation
not yet published

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