The festivities stretch all the way from the God of Kitchen Day on 23-Dec till the Lantern festival on 15-Jan (according to the lunar calendar).
After almost six years of work, I was free again to discover what else life holds for me.
As we approached the ski resort, a fairytale-like landscape opened up in front of us with lovely wooden cottages, icy stream and brownish mountains against the backdrop of clear blue sky.
Want to know what makes Budapest one of a kind? Hop on a Christmas light tram -- the one decked in thousands of twinkle white lights that looked as if it were taken straight out of the fairy tale.