National Holiday –  Hungarian National Museum.

National Holiday –  Hungarian National Museum.

District, VIII., 14-16. Múzeum Blvd.

Open from 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.

Due the national holiday, on August, 20. the museum is open.

On this day the exhibitions  can be visited free of charge.

Permanent Exhibition … One of the most valuable pieces of the Museum is the ceremonial robe once worn by Hungarian kings at their coronations. According to the Latin inscription on the garment, it had been donated to the Basilica of Székesfehérvár by our fist king Saint Stephen I and his wife Giselle in 1031.

Get to know relics from earlier millennia! Our archaeological exhibition presents to the visitor the history of the people’s of Hungary from earliest times up to the Avar age. In the first half of our historical exhibition, visitors can follow the main events of Hungarian history in the medieval period, by way of outstanding artefacts from the time. In this part of the exhibition, present the leading personalities and key events in Hungary’s history during the modern era and subsequently.These stone relics supplement historical and art historical knowledge relating to the Roman province of Pannonia, in a period from which few data from other sources have survived.

Temporary Exhibition … The Seuso treasure, the most significant silver find  from the period of the later Roman Empire is exhibited in the Hungarian National Museum.

From the 1st century AD the Western part of what is now Hungary belonged to a province named Pannonia of the Roman Empire. The last heyday of Pannonia in 4th century AD was characterized by huge manors and luxurious villas in the countryside. Their owners belonged to the rich elite of the empire. One of them was named Seuso, whose silver tableware is now exhibited for the public audience by the Hungarian National Museum.

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Part2 … The XVIII. Century’s Mummies from the City of Vác – Hungary

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District, VI. 26 Király Street – Budapest

Thursday, 16. August, 2018

Live Open History Book at your fingertips introducing more than 100 origins of artifacts, at the venue of 2200 square meters, with more than 1000 years old Mummies. The visitors can learn countless interesting facts.

Mummies have been found all over the world, not just in Egypt, but in Europe, South America, Australia, Asia, and even the Canary Islands . Even today, mummies are discovered in different continents.

The XVIII. Century’s Vác Mummies – Hungary

At the World Mummies Exhibition, the former three members of the family, the mother, the father and their little one year old child Jánoska was brought from the White Church at Vác.  The bodies were kept in crypts after their tragic fate of  Tuberculosis, but in the 1700s it was not uncommon to suffer from pneumonia disease. By the sophisticated examination has also helped domestic and international scientists in Tuberculosis research.

In a nutshell of Vác. “Vác has been a diocesan center since medieval era. The town situated on the eastern bank of the River Danube. It was an important river crossing and famous trade center. Life in this flourishing small town was completely wiped out during the Turkish subjection. The Turkish army burned the buildings and blew up the castle before their withdrawal. The town, liberated in 1686, with left in ruins. Only a few could survive by hiding in small chambers and wine-cellars in the neighbourhood. The bishop had a major role in rebuilding and repopulation the town. Bishop Mihály Dvornikovics had Catholic artisan families settled from German, Czech and Moravian regions, promising them certain preferences. Thereafter Vác began to develop and flourish. Beside the organized resettlement, some of the old families in refuge returned and further families arrived in the hope of more favorable opportunities.
The Rákóczi war of independence put an end to then town’s development for a while. The Habsburg troops occupied Vác in 1707. In 1709 the Serbian mercenaries serving th Habsburgs ravaged the town and caused even more devastation than the Turkish.
In 1730 2/3 of the town burned down. The soldiers returning from the war against the Turkish army brought back the plague, which reached Vác in 1740. The epidemic took 10% of the population. The hospital and pharmacy were built at 1763. Maria Theresa visited Vác in 1764, which proved to be of great significance for the life of the town.Following the royal visit the town continued to grow. The printing press was established there in 1775. In 1802 nation-wide donations contributed to the establishment of the Asylum for the Deaf.”

Exhibition is open every day from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. The ticket office open on the spot 8.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. The site purchased ticket only entitles same-day admission. The exhibition is open until 8 p.m., but can only enter by visitors to the exhibition area until 6.30 p.m.

JVS group Hungary slogan – “Our mission is the SHOW”!

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World’s Mummies Come “Alive” @ Budapest

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District, VI., 26. Király Street – Budapest

Stroll back in time on history lane. walk through the corridors at the sophisticated unique exhibition where more than thousand years old mummies show 100 origins of artifacts, at 220 square meters venue. The exhibition opens the world of human and animal mammals and finds from borrowed domestic and international museums, solitary collections, universities and scientific institutes from universities, scientific organizations and private collectors from around the world.

At the opening Dániel Bátyi, Managing Director of JVS Group Hungary Ltd said Q: “We are proud of the fact that after the success  brought alive of the Titanic and BODY,exhibitions to the Hungarian and foreigner audiences. We believe that many people enjoyed, learnt from that show and will enjoy their ride at the Mystery World of Mummies Exhibition which opened its doors from tomorrow on Thursday, August 16. 2018. This exhibition yet is the one-and-only in Budapest after its first exclusive exhibition in Europe  at Praha, by the JVS Group,

This exhibition of the largest collection of its kind – a real world sensation. The exhibition has never been so far in unprecedented form of presentation. Most of the people when hearing the word “Mummies” right away think of the mummies of Egypt. Never-the-less here at the exhibition they will  have the opportunity to discover the history world of  the preserved mummies from all over the earth even mummies remains before Egypt’s era. The exhibition shows the proportions not seen mummies from Egypt. May also experience through the time zones of the early South American cultures, the European Middle Ages until the 18th century to Hungary.

On the venue the visitors will see two kind of mummies: The artificial mummified bodies and natural mummies. The natural mummies exist in nature preventing decomposition of the bodies: in desert heat, hot and dry sand, O2-free or extremely salty environment, perennial cold, frost, ice and cold wind and constant air flow. The artificial mummies were prepared by the procedure of mummified knowledge individuals.  In Tibet the ground was too cold and hard to dig pits, therefore the bodies were dismembered and left away far from the villages to be consumed by the nature. The Native Americans i.e. Ojibwe, Crow or Dakota built burial scaffolds, instead of digging pits for their dead.

The artificially mummified bodies from South American are such as the famous “basket mummies”, as well as many ancient Egyptian remnants, with their relevant memories, coffins, and tools that tell how members of this civilization were thinking about death. The so-called “Maryland mummy” is also part of the show. An American man offered his body to scientists after his death using ancient Egyptian tools and methods to mummify him.

The Neanderthals started to bury their dead 50.000 yrs. ago. Some were found in France and Iraq. The Vikings buried their prominent dead in a real or symbolic ship with great amount of burial goods. New Guinea the Dani and Anga people respected ancestors bodies over open fire. Judaism burial rituals known as Chabad. The funeral has to take place as soon as possible. The body is washed, clad in a modest white shroud, not distinguishing whether rich or poor and buried in a simple pine coffin. The Christian funeral rites vary accordingly to the denomination but in general the body was buried without any goods but the cross or religious symbol be included. The people inhabiting the Aleut Islands mummified the dead by removing internal organs. The Islam (tradition partly similar to the Judaism) says when a person dies, the dead should be bathed and buried on the same day before the sunset, covering the body in shroud. The Hindus after the cleaning rituals traditionally cremated then scatter the ashes River Ganges, and the children and the saints were buried in the ground. Victorian England (1837-1901) At the time being was subject to the strict etiquette of the society. The house of the deceased pulled the curtains down, stopped the clock and covered the mirrors etc. South-America was long before the land, the birthplace of mummification known 6500 yrs. ago, i.e. 2000 years older than the first Egyptian mummies. In Peru prepared mummy bundles 400 yrs. BC. Mummification in China one of the best-known mummies from China is Lady Dai  in a monumental tomb with extensive burial goods. Mummies from Japan,  the “Sokushinbutsu” a term for Buddhist monk whom attended Buddhahood during the ritual practice of self-mummification. This ritual started in China about in the 8th-9th century.The ritual was preformed by Buddhist monks of China, Japan and Vietnam between the 12th -15th century. Last but not least the mummification in ancient Egypt, known for its long history more than three millennia, known as natural mummification in the western desert. Also known the Pyramids of ancient Egypt whereas graves were in use to bury the dead of important individuals.
The Mummy Mania became in Britain became popular between the rich aristocrats, whereas held mummy unwrapping session at the afternoon teas. They believed to be endowed with healing properties, since been preserved in good condition. The European doctors used medicine made of mummies to cure different ailments. At ppaintings from the 18th century was in use of brown pigment made from Egyptian mummies.

Continued … Part2

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The 25th Summerfest International Folklore Festival and Folk Art Fair

The Art of Folk Art!

Traditions that you experience, enjoy live today!

Szászhalombatta (It is about 30 kms. from Budapest)

The festival will be also held at Szigetszentmiklós and Tököl.

The Summerfest International Folklore Festival this year during August, 12-20. celebrates its 25th anniversary. The festival aims to raise awareness of the Hungarian National folklore treasure of richness. The invitation was out to 20 other nations from around and  throughout the festival 800 dancers will present their own traditional dancing with traditional songs preserving their own cultural values.

With the performance of the Hungarian dances, the main goal is the foreign groups to have an opportunity to get know about the country and its dances. The show will take place at Forrás Folkensemble on the stage of the Culture Center at  Százhalombatta.

Assemblies from around the World: United States of America, Bolivia, South Korea, Northern Cyprus, Estonia, France, Yakut, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Mexico, Russia, Panama, Paraguay, Senegal, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tatarstan, Thailand, Turkey and naturally Hungary.

The dancers will be going on the stage while the announcer  telling a few background about the country and its traditional dancers performances.

Special children program for 4-6 years old children. Also World Music Tent  a program outside, in a tent around 20-25 minutes. The dancers teach dances for the audience with live music.

During the folklore festival  “Folk Art Fair”  all day long.

In the evening concerts, the audience can witness a real curiosity joy of music.

Beside other daily concerts in the program, the Essence’s concert have a special atmosphere, their music reflects, provides relaxation and liberates whilst taking on a trip  in the world of folk, jazz and classical music.

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Budapest Zoo … Hot Jazz Band – Amadinda

Thanks to the Budapest Zoological and Botanical Garden, this year the Hot Jazz Band jointly with the Amadina Percussion Ensemble will hold on a “Hot Summer Night” a concert in every sence during the early evening on Wednesday, August, 8.

Count on Wednesday to be (most probably as weatherman said without rain but as having extremely high daily temperature above 35C). The temperature won’t drop down too much during the evening concert. Ain’t no worry cause there will be refreshment bar available on the spot.

The Hot Jazz Band Special Kossuth Prize-winning sound comes to life in the fantastic world of music within the most popular compositions in Hungary reminiscent of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s also with popular Broadway tunes. The audience will be taken on a joint musical excursion in the world of rhythms where classical musicians transformed into jazz musicians playing on vibraphone and virtuoso solo on marimba. The audience may enjoy the variety of exciting musical instruments, known hits by two first-class ensemble.Enjoy your joint musical excursion in the world rhythms by classical musicians transforming into jazz musicians and experience virtuoso vibraphone and marimba solos. Real musical delicacy for all ages.

Access to the venue begins at 6 p.m., tickets to the Zoo’s concert allows entrance by the audience to walk around the Zoo and have a peck to the animals. Concerts starts at 8.30 p.m.
The tickets are available online or at the gate.

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Peruvian National Day – Great Market Hall – Budapest.

August, 14 – 16. 2018.

District, IX. 1-3 Vámház Blvd. Budapest … On the Pest side of Liberty Bridge.

The National Days events is organised within the co-operation with the Municipality Hall, Market Board of Directors and the Embassies in Budapest.

It is a fine time to discover the products  from Peru such as … culinary delights, cultural and items from their natural treasures. Also having a peck of authentic handicraft, ceramics, stone figures, hats, ponchos, typical folk art art’s musical instruments, such as panties, jewellery and many more eye-catching items.

The National Day in Budapest of course, not just for the locals but for the tourist during their stay in Budapest to discover or for those already visited Peru to bring memories and purchasing some items.  The tourists visitors at the same time can take a peak at one of Europe’s oldest huge market hall three-storey building.

„At the turn of the 19th-20th centuries, after Budapest was formed by unifying Buda, Pest and Óbuda, the city begun flourishing and expanding.The chaotic outdoor markets could no longer adequately supply the growing number of inhabitants with fresh produce.The city leaders decided to build covered market halls similar to those in Paris and other Western European cities. The building itself was dressed up in the 19th century with a unique architecture, colorful porcelain ornaments from Zsolnay – Porcelain Manufacture Ltd. Also won the 1st place by the CNN chose among the 5 most vibrant city markets in Europe, followed by Mercat de San Josep de la Boqueira in Barcelona, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, the Portobello Road market in London and Les Puces in Paris .

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Cohenville in Budapest

11th World Leonard Cohen Festival

For the first time to be hosted in Budapest!

Budapest Jazz Club (BJC)

Through August 3 –  5. 2018.

District, XIII. 7. Hollán Ernõ Street – Budapest

On the first weekend of August, from Australia to Canada, 150 Leonard Cohen fans from over 20 countries come to Hungary to pay tribute to the Canadian poet-writer-singer-songwriter during a three-day festival.  From the Hungarian side Hungarian performers will include Mariann Falusi, Sárik Péter Trió and Budapest Klezmer Band. The fans on every even year, held annually important event, which is always held in different parts of the world.

The Leonard Cohen fans worldwide have been meeting for more than two decades, an important event in the 2016 deceased Canadian singer-songwriter lovers among life’s work, in fact, Cohen himself is often referred to these events and sent a message to the participants. Budapest Special Event station of the biennial meeting will be the 11th and the first since the legendary singer-poet-writer’s death. Most probably there are hardly folks who have not heard one of his most favorite songs … Hallelujah which will be also heard during the festival.

Pre-registration is needed in advance follow the site: https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/budapest2018.html

The Budapest Jazz Club is the House of the Jazz Life … hosts professional events of local jazz not to mention if the audience are looking for quality entertainment they found just the right place.

Previously enjoy this superb song “The Gypsy’s Wife ”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNhS7z36_7Q  … two of my favorite persons Leonard Cohen and Natalie Wood in one video.

On the bottom line all the Lenoard Cohen songs summarizes life!

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