Picture of the day: US Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell visits the Mangalica festival in Budapest

Friday, February 13, 2015

The festival was held in Szabadság square in Budapest last week.

The Mangalica (sometimes spelt Mangalitsa (USA) or Mangalitza (UK)) is a Hungarian breed of domestic pig. It was developed in the 19th century by cross-breeding the traditional Hungarian Bakonyi and Szalontai breeds with imported Sumadia pigs from Serbia. The Mangalitsa pig grows a thick hairy coat similar to that of a sheep. -wikipedia

(Photo:MTI - hungarianambiance.com)

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