The most widely celebrated spring holiday in Europe is Easter.
Whether you mark the occasion in a religious manner or take advantage of the long weekend, Budapest remains the choice destination to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest.
Easter Feast at ÉS Bisztró – Family Table is laid on Easter Sunday, 9 April, serving seasonal specials and featuring a milk lamb at the carving station. The children will receive some sweets from our Easter Bunny.
Not only the Easter Sunday Family Table but also the Blackboard specials from 4 to 25 April feature the season’s typical ingredients and dishes:
• Hungarian artisan ham made from free-range Mangalica pig, prepared in different ways, like baked in a loaf, smoked, etc.
• Rabbit rillette
• Fresh primary vegetables, including ramsons, spring onions, red radishes
• Free-range eggs
• Braided cake and milk loaf with ham
Easter delicacies in our ÉS Deli: Brioche sandwich stuffed with aged Easter ham, arugula, pickled cucumbers, mustard and fried onions
Spring Treatment at Kempinski The Spa – Time for spring cleaning, rejuvenation and recharging in style.
For even more joy, look at our Easter Break Budapest offer and book your accommodation in downtown Budapest online. You can also contact Reservations directly on +36 1 429 3375 or at [email protected]
Budapest Spring and Easter Fair, City Hall Park and Deák Ferenc Square
24 March – 16 April 2023
Browse unique handicraft products at the stalls and indulge in a selection of food inspired by the Easter holidays. Visit the exhibition of the Art on Egg Museum of Zengővárkony and delight in the small ornaments made with different techniques and decorated with a variety of folk-art motifs. Childrens are awaited with a nostalgic carousel, family activities, children’s games and craft sessions.
Vörösmarty Tavasz (Vörösmarty Spring), Vörösmarty Square (near the hotel)
30 March – 16 April 2023
Vörösmarty Square will be filled with artisan and gastronomic exhibitors. Look around or
just spend a pleasant afternoon in Budapest’s iconic square. Children can visit the supervised
great handicraft playhouse where they can make their own spring and Easter decorations.
Hungarian Open Air Museum, Szentendre
This quaint Danube-side village is not just home to an old Serbian Orthodox church and romantically colourful winding streets, as its village park, Scansion, will, over Easter, become home to an Easter Festival. Complete with traditional egg painting, a spring awakening and a bunny fest, the festival aims to revive old customs related to spring’s most symbolic celebration.
Hollókő’s Easter Festival celebrates the joy of life, reviving traditions long forgotten to mark the occasion. Enjoy cultural diversions, presentations of traditional folk customs and regional “Paloc” culinary treats against the backdrop of Hollókő’s famous peasant houses and cobbled streets. There will be special programmes for children, while adults will busy themselves pouring well water over women dressed in their best traditional embroidered outfit – an old Easter custom to make sure women won’t wilt.
Train History Park
The history of locomotives comes alive in Europe’s biggest such thematic park, Vasúttörténeti Park. Apropos of Easter, on 10 April, the park will hold a day of diversions titled “Easter Monday”.
Don’t hesitate to seek advice or assistance from our multilingual Clef d'Or member concierge team when you’re looking for dining reservations, opera and concert tickets, transport or other information you might require during your stay. They’re available at your service on +36 1 429 3391 or at [email protected].