Christmas Tradition in Hungary

This lecture introduce on Christmas Tradition in Hungary. The main Christmas celebrations take place on Christmas Eve. The evening is called Szent-este or Holy Evening. On December 6th the children receive a visit from Mikulas or St Nicholas. He arrives wearing the robes of a bishop, with a red miter on his head, a staff in one hand and a sack full of small presents. Accompanying him a “Devil” boy in a black costume, complete with horns and long tail. He holds a switch made of dry twigs, ready to smack any “naughty” children.