Budapest Hanukkah is a major winter event in the Hungarian capital whose Jewish community, which has lost hundreds of thousands during the Holocaust, is still vivid and strong.
Budapest Hanukkah events are organized by the Quarter6Quarter7 Festival organising team. Quarter 6 Quarter 7 (the name refers to the Jewish Quarter of Budapest in District 6 and 7) manages two major Jewish events in Budapest, Pesach (Passover in spring) and Chanukah (Hanukkah in winter). Both are festive events with many thousands of visitors from the countryside of Hungary and from all over the world. The cultural events and fairs are open to all visitors of the city of Budapest.
Related Budapest Jewish Tours:
- Jewish Heritage tours: 1.5 hour, 3 hour and 4 hour grand tours
- Jewish Sightseeing Tours: 3 hour tour including the Great Synagogue, the Jewish Museum
- Budapest Historical Revolution tour: 2.5 hour historical tour, including a visit to the Jewish Quarters of Budapest, and Hungary’s role in WW1 and WW2.
Tip: the Grand Synagogue in Dohany Street is closed on Saturdays, the Holocaust Memorial Center in District IX. is closed on Mondays
Tip: the Jewish Quarter in Budapest also boasts most of the hip and trendy bars of Budapest, the so called ruin pubs. Walk along Kazinczy Street to bump into a dozen of the ruin bars, like Fogashaz, 400, etc.
Dates of Budapest Hanukah
2012: December 8- 16
2013: November 27 – December 5
2014: December 16 – 24
2015: December 6 – 14
The first candle of the Menorah is lit at nightfall of the first date of the Hanukah (as listed above for the upcoming years).
Lat update: November, 2012