By: Jenna Kaufmann
The flag of Hungary is horizontal, with three stripes on it: red, white, & green. In it's exact form, it has been the official flag of Hungary since October 1, 1957.
Hungary's country bordies with Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. It's capital stands proud at Budapest with 2 million inhabitants! It has 19 counties, 169 towns, and 2,904 villages.
Hungary's Main Foods
In Hungary's past, meat (mainly poultry, pork and beef) is a tradition in Hungary's meals as well as the amount of dishes cooked over and open fire - just think of goulash, stew, or fisherman's soup.
Hungary's Economy/Government Growth Rate
Hungary's Foreign Policies
Hungary's foreign policies underwent fundamental changes. Their objective became to join the community of Western democracies- NATO and the European Union. As a result, Hungary became a member of the NATO in 1999, and the European Union in 2004!
Famous People Native to Hungary
- Albert Szent-Gyorgiyi- He discovered vitamin C!
- Imre Kertesz- Wrote a novel on his real experiences in WWii, concentration camp. He won a Nobel Prize in 2002.
- Harry Houdini- He was a renowned escape artist!
March 15- National holiday, showing respect for the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
Easter- Easter Sunday and Easter Monday in March or April.
May 1- Labor Day
Whit Monday- May or June
August 20- St. Stephen's Day, showing respect to the first king of Hungary.
October 23- Day of the Republic, showing respect to the revolution of 1956.
November 1- All Saints' Day
December 25-26- Christmas
I hope you like Hungary as much as I do, and see how much Hungary's had to go through to get to where it is now!