Budapest is Making Christmas Great Again!

If anyone would like to experience a living example of how it’s possible for a government to revitalize its nation’s traditions and holidays, or if one would like to witness how much regular European citizens and tourists alike crave cultural festivities full of locally-crafted gifts and traditional foods, then Budapest’s Christmas Fair is the place to visit. The following report is intended as a guided tour, a simple glance into the workings of Hungary’s “everyday patriotism,” as Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called it in his annual speech at Kötcse two years ago during the height of the migrant crisis. He was busy formulating how to reinvigorate a healthy nationalism in the Hungarian people. In his own words:

…Everyday patriotism. This is not something of an intellectual nature, but a vital instinct, a daily routine: going into a shop and buying Hungarian products; when I want to employ someone, employing a Hungarian. It will not work if we cannot make this an everyday instinct, and if it simply remains a spiritual need for our national-minded intellectuals on the right. It will not work without you, of course, because for something to become everyday, it must be formulated to a high degree, something which can be expressed, and which will give us, its representatives, dignity, strength and self-confidence… I do not know in how many areas we have retreated; I do not know where, instead of healthy patriotism, some unrestrained, liberal, confused babble has taken over, and where we ourselves are unable to say why we make the decisions we do, rather than right, patriotic, national everyday ones.


The bad news is that when we do this, it must be characterized by the following words: modern, cool, trendy, sexy, upmarket… If we cannot bridge the communication, cultural and other gaps, and if we cannot make everyday nationalism attractive to young people, rather than something chaotic, smelling of bad breath and the radical right, which sends shivers down people’s spines and puts them in a bad mood, if we cannot make it different from this with fresh and youthful language, then this is a battle we will not win. This is the biggest task…


This will be a programme for many years to come, and together with you I can only hope that the older among us will also be needed.”

So, the question that’s up for us to answer today is: how’s that everyday patriotism been coming along? For anyone visiting the Budapest Christmas Fair, it’s no effort to confidently say: very well, thank you.

Last year, Budapest’s Christmas fair attracted roughly 800,000 guests. This year, it’s aiming at a million, and the site has expanded to the largest it has ever been. Trendy businesses around St. Stephen’s Basilica are booming where a mere five years ago there were only a few vendors and a large Advent wreath placed on the square. This year, you can hardly walk a straight line due to the crowds. An ice-skating rink surrounds a massive Transylvanian pine, from the tip of which spreads rows of Christmas lights. The Basilica’s façade sets the stage for a 3-D light show (paper glasses can be purchased for 300 Forints, roughly $1) that plays every thirty minutes, and amid the standard snowflake and tree decorations there is no lack of nativity scenes.

Why is the fair working out so well? Because diversity is our strength Hungarian people are aware of their history and culture and view it in a naturally positive way. They have discovered how to showcase their identity in a modern and profitable way. The government funds cultural programs from folk dancing and music (setting aside 7.5 billion Forints for it in their 2018 budget) to innovative food start-ups like the Hungarian kobu (sausage-burgers), and helps other nations rebuild their Christian heritage. Just to mention a brief example: paying for the reconstruction of the Church of Sacro Cuore di Gesu, an Italian church that had been destroyed during an earthquake last year.

Hungary also takes advantage of a wave of interest in handmade, local goods. People are tired of souvenirs mass-produced in the third world for Western consumption. Everywhere it is noticeable how craftsmen market their wares by placing an emphasis on their origin and organic mode of production. The buyers love it and are willing to spend an extra 2,000 Forints (about $7.50). Also, the craftsmen are all generous and enjoy talking about their artistic process. Their products are entrenched in Hungarian history but usually have a modern twist. From richly embroidered gingerbread figures to glazed pottery, there is no tacky or lurid modern art here. Nothing from which you’d want to shield your children’s eyes.

A panel of professional Hungarian artists judges the market’s wares, and there are also musical and dance programs, as well as a puppet show that plays classic Hungarian tales like John the Valiant.

Road block outside of Vörösmarty Square.

Still, Budapest’s authorities set up road barriers to stop prospective Trucks of Peace. It’s an understandable decision, even if it momentarily reminds fair-goers of last year’s terror attack in Berlin where twelve people were killed by a Tunisian migrant who lied about his age and had already spent four years in prison in Sicily. The Hungarian government can not risk their citizens’ lives.

In the end, the statistics prove it — a positive and unashamed depiction of European culture is a worthy investment, for the pocket and especially the soul. Our history is not a dead, dusty thing that coming generations will forget or despise. It is possible to reawaken people’s passion for their ancestors and turn it into a source of new life. As I stated before in a previous article, Hungary is Europe’s fastest growing tourist destination, and this year’s Christmas fair is only one example out of the many Central/Eastern European festivals that help showcase to the world how exactly one can make patriotism great again.

Don’t forget to check out the short video on this year’s Budapest Christmas fair which I took over the weekend. Boldog karácsonyt! Merry Christmas!

Melissa Meszaros
Melissa is a Hungarian-American writer, editor, and translator who spent the first half of her life in Central New Jersey before relocating to Hungary. Today, from Hungary, she pursues a career in thought crime and Youtubing, and with her significant other is working towards building a loving home full of children and cats.


  • How about Satan …errr…I meant Santa Claus.
    The great usurper of Christmas.
    …btw…since when is a male saint named ‘santa’.?
    Unless it’s an anagrammaton for Satan.

  • North Korea’s survival strategy is “If you invade us, we will blow up South Korea and maybe even Tokyo.” Ruled by a vile regime but with rational concern for survival, even if it has no moral right to survive. But then, what is the other option? South Korea is a puppet state of US globalist empire. If NK was ruled by wiser people, its case would be made more intelligently. It would tell the world community that it needs for defense given US record in the Middle East and North Africa. But it’s ruled by some egotistical brat-boy whose idea of culture is Dennis Rodman and Rap trash-talking.

    As different as NK and Jewish Power, they have one thing in common:
    WGYG or We Go, You Go. The idea is that if they are destroyed, they will take others with them.

    Jewish Power pulled this off in 2008. When Lehman Brothers wasn’t bailed out by the government, Wall Street pushed a ‘too big to fail’ scheme and threatened Total Collapse of the Economy UNLESS it was showered with super-generous bailouts… that would eventually come to enrich the banks during a severe recession for most Americans.
    Bush couldn’t do anything about it except go along. Obama bailed out Wall Street. And McCain would have done the same had he won. Jewish Wall Street power held a gun to the head of the entire US economy and said ‘Give us money, OR we will take ALL OF YOU down with us.’

    The system is rigged so that a major collapse of Jewish Power will trigger total collapse of the entire system. It’s been wired that way. The whole tower will collapse. So, if anyone tries to cut the wire of Jewish Power, kaboom, the whole thing blows up, and everyone dies. Gentiles must carry Jewish Power like a crate of nitroglycerin. One false step and Kaboom.

    Even Israel has a similar mindset. Though Israel’s reasons for nukes involve those hostile Muslim nations, there is also the threat that IF Israel were to fall, it will take down Europe along with it. So, unless Europe does everything possible to prop up Israel, it could very well be blown up when Israel faces doom. In other words, Israel will not go down alone. It will take the world down with it. Even if Europeans are not the ones to destroy Israel, they will be targeted for destruction IF Israel were to face collapse.

  • A surreal world. All the world wants to take flight from their non-white nations to white nations, but in white nations, they join in the symbolic ‘flight from white’.

    Even when non-whites choose to live in non-white communities, they prefer their own communities IN the white world. So, Chinese prefer Chinatown in the West than China itself. Hindus Indotowns in the West than India itself. Mexicans prefer Mex-town in the US than Mexico itself.
    Even race-mixers prefer to mix in the West. So, the Jungle-ites wanna mix with blacks in the West than in black nations.

    Non-whites want to move to white nations. But for non-whites to secure such privilege, whites must renounce their ‘white privilege’ and white identity(aka ‘white supremacism’) and have NO RIGHT to defend or preserve their race, territory, or heritage; such exists only to be colonized by non-whites. So, non-whites attack whiteness even as they gravitate toward it.

    So, TNWWA is about how whites must serve as beached whale for others to feast on.

    If these non-whites find so much problem with whiteness, stay in non-white nations or return to them.

    Mass immigration phenom is subconsciously white supremacist as non-whites prefer white-run worlds over their own. And non-whites prefer whites as sexual partners and want white-looking babies. To gain entry into the superior white world, they use the PC rhetoric of ‘diversity’, but these people are not moving to diverse North Africa or Latin America. They want to move to white-made nations that are still white-majority.

  • Cuck Dad of the Year

    “You wanna hump my daughter? Great!! Here’s a free car to go along with it.”

    Junglo-Saxons, the future of the white race.

    So, cucked whites import Asians to serve as overunderclass and import black seed to colonize white wombs into producing more Colin Kaepernicks and Obamas of the World.

    Asians may win in IQ game, but whites will really lose in the Insemination game to blacks. Afro-Colonization of White Wombs will be the real decisive factor, esp as BBC is now retro-blackening European history. And European TV run pro-ACOWW ads all over the place.
    As for the US, blacks are worshiped as a demigod race.

    And of course, the Tribe is laughing at cuck white stupidity.

    • This is simply the Bronze soul at work. They do as they are told. They obey the Gold masters and they fear the Silver enforcers. The Bronze souls will keep doing shit like this until Gold souls that are friendly to our people take the central position as thought leaders. Right now the Gold souls among the jews are the thought leaders.

      This is the crux of the argument for why we need “good optics”. It is more about needing to be in a legitimate position of authority. The problem with that is the reigning Golds will not step down without being forced.

  • Nations like Hungary still have a Christian Tradition to uphold but what about countries where Christianity died (or was murdered?) as a Tradition? This is nearly every country in the West. Take a country like Sweden. There is no way that people will go back to Christianity unless there is some cataclysmic event and they are literally forced at gun point.

    Haven’t a clue what to do about that. And if you do want to be a Traditional Christian in a country like Sweden, you end up at a Catholic or Orthodox church both of which are full of Blacks and Browns.

    • Not really sure what you mean by “Traditional Christian.” The only Traditional Christianity IS Traditional Catholicism/Orthodoxy. You seem to have a negative opinion of Traditional Catholicism which makes no sense because that is what we are mainly talking about when it comes to these festivals and traditions…places like Poland and Hungary are bastions of Traditional Catholicism and are keeping Europe from falling into complete darkness…

    • Christian Identity aka Positive Christianity or White Christianity is the only way forward. It removes that bastardizations that the Edomites (todays “jews”) have added over the last 2k years.

    • Why the hate towards Catholicism? It is literally the well that Western Civilization’s greatest springed from.

  • It sounds wonderful! I’ve always dreamed of living somewhere like that. Traditional and old world. Oh well, in the meanwhile SoCal with have to do!

    • You want traditionalism in the old world? Chirstmas was outlawed across the christian world cause it always was a festival of degeneracy. You can see these leftovers especialy in middle europe where a young blond woman plays the Christ Child on Chirstmas. A blond woman. Is Jesus Gender Fluid now?

      • Human Nature is sinful and flawed. Some, even Christians who are misguided will try to mold and change Christianity into their preferred version. But that is not God’s way. God is the beginning in the end. The Alpha and the Omega. He is unchanging.

        • This. The first time i read the Bible i immediately got the impression that the Israelites of the time were white, and became christians, where as only the evil corrupt jews like the edomites- who had bred with cannanites creating the current “jewish” race, refused the gospel. So i asked my mom why we cared about jews nowadays and she went off on some cucked holyhoax and chosenite crap. Later i discovered Christian Identity and it all made sense.

  • Was there a few years back. Make the German Christmas markets look inauthentic. Brno Czech Republic has a nice one too. If you are kielbasa lover go to the one in Brno. They even have live carp in tubs harkening back to the days of the Nativity fast.

  • How many cities in America could do this period? Most cities would have an easier time voting to remove entire demographics of people at gunpoint than organizing a Christmas festival. Race is one thing, but Jesus, He is another matter. We can’t have Americans remembering Christ and what is really good. They might stop being such craven faggots if they actually know Christ. Much better to let Christianity wind down and die in the churches with all of the carefully (((crafted))) doctrines of weakness.

  • This is just kitsch xD
    You sound like every TV christmas special ever. Christmas is an artificial holyday because some christian missionaries told the germans “this winter fest is about jezuz now”. And in essance its still the same. You get drunk and eat fatty shit. And pick some everygreen twigs against winter depression.

  • What a pleasant way and place to spend Advent! How many big cities in America can do something like this that wouldn’t be spoiled by dindus?

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