Thanksgiving is an inconvenient day for a holiday—who decided to put in on Thursday, anyway? But the bilingual-English school another Fulbrighter teaches at in Veszprém holds in on Friday, so I went to Veszprém for the third weekend in a row.

Although Hungarians don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, they do seem to celebrate the day after Thanksgiving the same way Americans do—that is, the main Christmas market just opened.