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Hungary

The area inhabited by Hungarians – stretching beyond the current national boundaries of the country – can be divided up into five large cultural regions (Transdanubia-Small Plain, the Great Plain, Upper-Tisza-region, Highlands, Transylvania). Traditional folk culture thrived in the highest degree of diversity in the end of the 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th century, while across the 20th century the process of forming the middle class pointed towards a uniform culture. However, a number of elements in our cultural heritage can still be observed today. Folk architecture in the remote villages of Őrség and Göcsej, a tradition preserved up to date, the living folk traditions of the Sárköz communities, Hollókő, a village conserving folk traditions of the Palóc, and the ethnographic relics and pastoral traditions of the Hortobágy represent only a few of them. Open air ethnographic museums – skanzens – feature a number of areas of vernacular culture and folk art in a spectacular way. Living customs, poetry and art of local communities enrich the Hungarian spiritual cultural heritage.

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