The little village of Hollokö is a living stronghold of Hungary’s largest ethnic group, the Palóc. This village of about 400 people near the Slovak border above Budapest continues the Palóc traditions of architecture, costume, cuisine, song and dance. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hollokö is an example of authentic rural life before the 20th century. On Sundays and holidays the inhabitants of the stepped-roof peasant houses may emerge wearing their hand-made embroidered costumes.
PUBLISHED: July 24, 2013