Christmas Traditions

One day before Christmas Eve, children sing Christmas songs walking from house to house. In the old days, in exchange for singing, they were given pretzels and pigeons, today they are rewarded with money.

On Christmas Eve, the lads go to the girls ’houses in groups and sing them. The girls entertain them. They say a typical poem before singing and also before leaving.

After midnight, the “Istványolás” follows, and the first martyr’s song of St. Stephen is played for  acquaintances named Stephen. Nowadays, women and men are the main participants. The entry and exit text is also typical in this case.

Similarly, walking from house to house, they greet the Johns.


On carnage Tuesday, the village youth says goodbye to the carnival.

Children from the school,  dressed in costumes march down to the square in front of the church and say goodbye for the winter.

Easter Traditions

On Easter Sunday, before the Mass, the faithful go out on horseback, or chariots, to the border of the village, where, together with the neighboring settlements, they ask God’s blessing on the “fruit of the field” around a cross.

Before returning to the temple, the oral, that is, the recitation of psalm-like folk poems, is performed.

Easter Monday: At the dawn Mass, the priest blesses the food in the basket of the faithful (ham, eggs, roast lamb, cake and wine). Traditional food in this case is “kókonya”, which is a typical cake made for this purpose.

The grand Mass will take place on the border of Suseni and Ciumani on this day.

On Easter Monday, the lads start watering the girls.

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