Hungary

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Culture

Culture

  • The cultural milieu of Hungary is a result of the diverse mix of genuine Hungarian peasant culture and the cosmopolitan culture of an influential German and Jewish urban population.
  • Roman, Gothic, Baroque influenced the Hungarian art and architecture and Art Nouveau styles. The musical tradition of the country is also remarkable, famous works are the rhapsodies of Ferenc Liszt, the operas of Ferenc Erkel, the folk-music and gypsy music.
  • Hungary has a profound literary tradition, yet many of its writers and poets are not so popular abroad due to the limited prevalence of the Hungarian language. One notable writer includes Sandor Marai, as well as Imre Kertesz, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2002.
  • Hungary has one of the most valuable folk traditions and folk art.
  • The noiseless match, Rubik's cube, holography, ballpoint pen, theory of the hydrogen bomb, BASIC programming language and the krypton electric bulb were invented by Hungarians only.
  • The Hungarian cuisine is a prominent feature of the Hungarian culture, just as much like the art of hospitality. The traditional cuisine of Hungary has a lot of focus on meats such as beef and pork, an abundance in fresh vegetables and fruits, breads and white cheeses which accompany most meals. Traditional dishes such as the world famous Goulash. Dishes are often flavoured with paprika (ground red peppers), a Hungarian innovation.
  • Only seven countries (USA, USSR, UK, France, Italy, China and Germany) have won more Summer Olympic gold medals than Hungary. Hungary has the 2nd most Olympic gold medals per capita in the summer games.
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    Source: www.wikipedia.org