In the late 1950's my father and grandparents immigrated to Canada from Hungary. They moved into a rural farming community with a strong Hungarian presence and spoke the language almost exclusively at home for many years. Sadly, I never learned to speak Hungarian myself (I'd love to - but it's not easy!) but my early childhood was touched by the traditions they brought to Canada with them. More than anything (other than these amazing cookies called kifli) the thing I remember the most is the embroidery. If you've never seen traditional Hungarian embroidery you are missing out!
I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on the topic - far from it in fact - so if you'd like to learn a little more in-depth I recommend checking out: http://www.folk-art-hungary.com/ (where you can buy pre-made goods) and http://www.folkology.com/ (where you can buy kits and books if you'd like to try it yourself).
Styles of Hungarian Embroidery vary from region to region - you can find examples of the richly varied styles here: http://hungaria.org/projects.php?projectid=4&menuid=236
The beautifully coloured Kalocsa floral embroidery is probably the most recognizable. Like almost all Hungarian Embroidery it was used to decorate a wide variety of linens (everything from bedding, to doilies, to tablecloths, to towels) and clothing, I find every piece breathtakingly gorgeous and intricate!!
In a similar vein is Matyo embroidery - traditionally done on white or black linen, it also consists of floral motifs either in a bright rainbow of colours, or else a subtle, almost monochromatic look. I adore it on the black background and I think it looks quite modern and yet some how still charmingly traditional. This is the style I remember best from my childhood with it's cheerful colour scheme and fat, rounded motifs.
http://qtp.hu/xszemes/regi_keresztszemes_mintak.php (the page is in Hungarian - but cross-stitch patterns need no language!) Examples of the available patterns are below. Click the link to take you to the page so you can get the charts directly.
Aren't they GORGEOUS!?! Happy stitching!