Budapest Christmas Fair
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Budapest Christmas Fair (Budapesti Karácsonyi Vásár)
The Budapest Christmas Market is held to be amongst the ten best Christmas markets in Europe. The spectacular fair takes place every year from the end of November until 24th December in the heart of the city, in Vörösmarty Square.
At the fair, folk artisans and craftsmen and women sell their goods, which are made by hand in the traditional way from natural and organic materials. The quality is guaranteed as all goods are checked by the Association of the Hungarian Folk Artists (Népművészeti Egyesületek Szövetsége).
The market also has a gastronomic side. Visitors can taste traditional Hungarian foods like kenyérlángos (a flat bread like dough cooked in a cob oven), kürtőskalács (a cone-shaped sweet yeast cake), rétes (strudel), pecsenye (roast meats), and that most of typical winter drinks, forralt bor (mulled wine).
Various cultural and musical events are connected to the Budapest Christmas Market, and every year a Nativity play is performed. An advent calendar is placed in the windows of the Gerbeaud Patisserie in Vörösmarty Square.
If you would like to know more about the gastronomic side of Budapest Christmas Fair", then have a look at my Hungarian food and beverages [mygastronomy.blogspot.com] site!
Related link: Christmas Market at the Vörösmarty Square [budapest-guide.blogspot.com]
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