Hungarian Hunting Traditions

Hungarian Hunting Traditions

Hunting, as old as mankind, used to be an activity of subsistence in ancient times. These days it is widely regarded as a sport and recreational activity, but with its unparalleled system of traditions in view, it is much more than that.

Hunting is a passion and a special way of life, and at the same time it is also a profession and a separate discipline of science.

The primary element of the survival of its tradition and cultural values is the community of hunters that transmits their knowledge to the younger generation. The diverse system of Hungarian hunting customs and traditions, the rofessional quality of game management in Hungary, as well as the rich artistic and literary portrayal of the field represent an intangible cultural heritage the safeguarding of which is a priority task and ultimate responsibility of the hunting community.

Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO
Elemér Muharay Folk Art Assosiation
Assosiation of Hungarian Folk Artists
Institute of Ethnology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Kriza János Ethnographic Society
Hungarian Ethnographic Society
Museum of Ethnography
Hungarian Heritage House
National Cultural Institute