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Welcome & thanks for enjoying a moment here, along with fellow friendly Xpats in the loop!
You're in good company with 1000's of expats + top locals in this cosmopolitan community.

1. First a quick heads-up about the upcoming events in February to get some winter inspiration:
E.g. Busójárás in Mohács Next Weekend, Budapest Indie Film Festival, Evening Walks at Bp Zoo.

2. You can also see a wide selection of events happening these days in it and in Xpat Calendar:
E.g. Chinese New Year Event in Budapest, English Stand-Up Comedy, Pop & Glam-Rock Concert.

3. Also for your interest there are new Movies and Specials, + News, Information & Inspiration:
E.g. Record Tourist Numbers, Hungary Most Corrupt in EU, Budapest Among Best Cities in World.

Now we hope you like what's in it for you below.
Yours with best wishes, Team XpatLoop

Xpat Explainer: ‘Busójárás’ Fest – Here’s All You Need to Know

BREAKING | news & more

Xploring Budapest: Pesti Vigadó

Base Rate Cut Down to 10% by National Bank of Hungary

16 Million: Record Number of Tourists Visited Hungary Last Year

New Ski Slope Delights Winter Sports Lovers Near Hungarian Border

Watch: Celebrating Hungary’s Culinary Treasures - Piros Arany & Erős Pista

Updated: Claims of “Inhumane Conditions” in Budapest Prison by Italian Female Inmate

Deal Done: Public Transport Passes to Remain Valid Throughout Budapest and Agglomeration

Budapest Ranked Among Best Cities in World by Time Out - Ahead of Montreal & Syndey

Health Conscious: 7 out of 10 Hungarians Prioritize Fruit & Vegetable Consumption

Guest Nights Climb 12.8% Overall - More Visitors from UK in Hungary than any Other Nationality in December

Budapest Independent Film Festival, Kino Café, 9 - 10 February

Most Corrupt Country in EU Named as Hungary Again by TI

Population of Hungary Falls to 9.58 Million

Calendar highlights

Ballet Performance: Bartók's 'Dancetriptych'

The works of Béla Bartók are impossible to miss from the repertoire of the ballet company, the orchestra, and the Opera. Three one-act dance pieces will be presented: The Miraculous Mandarin, The Wooden Prince, Dance Suite.

1 February - Opera House Budapest

Chinese New Year Event

Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Dragon in Budapest's Chinatown with indoor and outdoor programs, featuring inheritors of 8 cultural heritages from Chengdu showcasing their craftsmanship.

2 February - China Town Budapest

English Stand-Up Comedy with Glen Tickle

len Tickle is a comedian from New Jersey (Not Pennsylvania. He can’t stress this enough.) who has appeared on Dry Bar Comedy, and Travel Channel. He has millions of views on TikTok. He is a competitive Dr. Mario player, a bad violin player, and a competent juggler.

3 February - Mixát Stage Budapest

Scandinavian Masters' Pieces: 'Northern Romanticism'

Tribute marathon to Scandinavian masters like Grieg, Nielsen, and Sibelius, showcasing the beauty of Northern Europe's landscapes and natural treasures in their music.

4 February - Palace of Arts Budapest

Film Screening: 'The Purple Rose of Cairo'

A simple 1930s tale from post-Great Depression America, lacking serious commentary on life, death, or the universe's expansion. Director abstains from a role, but don't worry: there is still direct interaction.

5 February - MUPA Auditorium

'Year of the Dragon Lantern Festival'

Spend a magical evening at the spectacular Lantern Festival – a unique festivity for lovers of Chinese culture, but also for families and for those who simply want to enjoy an unforgettable moonlit walk.

6 February - Budapest Zoo's Biodome

Pop, Indie & Glam-Rock: Doggos, Castilho

Doggos effortlessly navigates between pop, indie, and glam-rock. Anything can happen at their concerts, ranging from tight garage riffs to lengthy, kitschy power ballads. The Pécs-based band performed at various festivals and now they are on A38 Ship's stage for a night.

7 February - A38 Ship Budapest


International Vaccination Center at Wáberer Medical Center in Budapest

This International Vaccination Centre has a paediatrician for 0-14 year olds and an internist-infectologist for patients over 14 years of age who provide personalised professional advice on vaccinations (also for non-travellers, but also for those travelling abroad).

Britannica Students Achieve GOLD DofE International Award

Huge congratulations go to Year 13 students Fanni, Angus, Kevin and Zeyu who have recently completed their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

'The Mystery of Love ' @ Mystery Hotel Budapest

Surprise each other with a special getaway during this extraordinary week. We understand the importance of creating the right atmosphere, so we are prepared with romantic decorations featuring rose petals, sparkling wine and handmade macarons in our luxurious suites, complete with a comfortable queen-size bed and bathtub, all for the price of our standard rooms. Delivers Mineral Water in Reusable Bottles in Hungary, which has been at the forefront of environmentally conscious operation since its inception, offers mineral water that does not come in disposable bottles. It is an ideal choice for those who actively protect their environment.

Job Opportunity: Content Manager @

The successful candidate will work closely with the Managing Director and the media partners, writers, photographers of XpatLoop. The main responsibilities and requirements of this key member of the team are summarised in this article.

New movies in Budapest