HAIKU IN HUNGARY
Hungarian speakers first learned of haiku at the beginning of the 20th century from English and French translations. Japanese haiku were first translated into Hungarian in 1907, and a substantial collection of translations of Japanese poetry, including haiku, appeared in 1931. The first original haiku published in Hungarian date from 1936. In 2000 the Haiku Klub was founded in Budapest. And in 2010 the World Haiku Festival was held in Pécs, a city in southern Hungary. Since 2013, the Magyar Haikunap (Hungarian Haiku Day) has been held every year.