“White Gold” of East Europe

Hungarian White Goose Down


Breeding geese has been a historical tradition in Hungary. Back to Roman Times, Hungary was called Pannónia. The ritual of “geese feast” on Saint Márton’s day (November 11th) has spread all over the world since the middle age.

The geographical conditions in Hungary are ideal for goose breeding. Over half of this country are broad meadows which are suitable for animals to live and reproduce. The rivers and small lakes near these meadows provide sufficient water resources which are essential for breeding. 

Hungary belongs to the continental climate, which has four distinctive seasons such as warm summer and cold winter. The temperature difference can reach 10-15℃ within 24 hours. The cold weather encourages the geese to grow out more plumages to against the cold weather.