In Hungary, Carnival is known as Farsang. Hungarians celebrate this pre-Lenten festival with food, like pork and sauerkraut, and doughnuts, as well as with parties and costumes.
Farsang in Budapest is marked by the hosting of many formal balls, some which can be costly to attend. In addition, concerts and performances will also be held during Farsang, from January 6 to Ash Wednesday. Be sure to look for the tasty Carnival doughnuts called fank or farsangi fank that are essential during this time.