SZOMOLYA – CHERRYVILLE FESTIVAL … AS THE LOCALS SAY … “WE ARE THE CHERRY REPUBLIC’S CAPITAL

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As in the previous herald news have been mentioned, the village of Szomolya has the calf-length black cherries which are famous because nowhere in the world can be reached this fruit in size, color, sweet  delicious taste and crunchy  like the ones from the village of Szomolya. The locals actually say  „We are a Cherry Republic’s capital”.

So the „Cherryville” opened for the week-end and many locals and visitors from other parts of  Hungary just for the purpose to be at this once a year fair  came to Szomolya join and celebrate the well ripe cherries of their land.

This year the weather wasn’t in favor for the „Szomolya” cherries. Dreadful pouring rain hitting the cherries ruin a lot in their growth. Never-the-less there were a many locals whom brought crates full of freshly picked cherries from their „cherryfields”. Locals  and also nearby  the village of Szomolya, like from Nostvaj also brought their freshly baked cherry strudel, jams, syrups,  cherry wines and pálinka at the annual cherry festival, so the visitors wouldn’t have had to leave without obtaining from these delights for their own. Was hard to pass each-and-every stand where these marvelous cherry winked  and coax on the folks rolling by. Often had to stop couldn’t simply pass on the wide-spread of yummies without not giving in and leaving the opportunity of tasting. Also once  your eye calls for these cherry delights need not have to be a weak person, to simply dropped in vain. The traditional folks art and crafts created by the locals of Szomolya were very attractive and popular among to buy.

As for the culture, the  stage was never empty, so everyone was able to find their own choice of programs to follow. Traditionalist group shows, musical songs  and evergreen songs filled the air throughout the day by well-known artists.

The children were not left out of the happy-go-luck day.  Face painting, creating crafts, music programs and fun contests were awaiting for them throughout the day.

The heavens were of good favor seeing so many cherry fans as to please them with sunny times  given to locals and visitors.

Looking through the window at the sideshow will surely show  the mood of what was going on in-and-around Cherryville.

Also added two videos whichwere taken at this awesome event.

First the  „Nessma”  Belly Dancers, second the local folk song singers … lyrics all about the Szomolya cherries:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-vfUsO9bGk&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxUIerivnQs&feature=youtu.be

Update snaps and video by Aggie Reiter

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  1. […] Just a short drive away from the nosy Capital, the press individuals were previously invited to participate to-day at the presentation held in the light of introducing the 4star Oxygen ZEN Hotel & Spa, at the settlement at Noszvaj. The hotel opened its door in August, 2012. In deed, we are talking about a hotel, very young at age, yet already have had recently received 3 professional awards. The press members were welcomed by: Dr. Zsolt Nyitrai, parliamentarian, describing within figures of the tourist developments in the region, adding the development of the hotel was built from apart of EU funds. Also the Assistant Secretary of State for Tourism talked about the increasing figures showed by the visitors to have had come to the Oxygen ZEN Hotel & Spa, underlining the increasing number of visitors of domestics, foreigners staying, working in Hungary. Tamás Farkas, managing director of Oxygen & Zen Spa Hotel introduced the professional awards and the Interior designer, Zoltán Varró talked about how an 100 years old cottage was formed into a comfy British style cottage. The company was honored to have the two mayors Péter Fodor of Nostvaj and from the neighbouring settlement István Guczi of Szomolya being present at the event. Within the presentation we were told about the original building, which was built by the Gallassy family in the nineteenhundreds. We learnt the building stood for some time as an empty place, but seeing the green woods around the territory with the gorgeous nature life, the dream for the family owned hotel came true in creating by converting the “haunted” cottage into a family friendly hotel. It was spiced up in-and-out, keeping the outer original walls, building an additional storey, and having the far-east unique Spa touch of ZEN bringing a spiritual world to Noszvaj. Yes, here we are speaking about a very young at age hotel, yet already have had received 3 awards … “The Best New Small Hotel Construction & Design” – International Hotel Award. The country’s most popular hotels in competition which is annually held in Hungary, finished in the third place and received the Real Estate Development Excellence Award. The third award was received as the Best Accommodation of the Year. The English style, designs, furnitures and facilities on the spot testified the planning, design and implementation were in good hands, kept the British elegance. The hotel’s owner also have kept in mind of having to have built accessibility facilities for Disabled Guests. Some figures of the Oxygen ZEN Spa Hotel, as we were told: The hotel has 50 English country-style rooms. Most of them are standard double rooms that can be interconnected, if necessary making it comfy for families arriving with babies and/or children. The hotel has 12 suites. Later built on the top an extra floor having 9 special rooms. These have tubs for two beside the wide windowsill, having a secular view of the landscape, rich in woods, that lays just in front of the guests having reserved at these rooms. In deed, wandering around the premises, corridors, spa center, cosy small chatty premises was as being at one of the cottages in Great Britain. Seen it wasn’t a secret from where the inside design idea came from. The owner of the hotel was as to bring a little British feeling for the locals and of course the foreigners rolling over from UK to feel a bit like being at home, but at the same time enjoying the Hungarian hospitality, food delights and to get to know the regions special wines, which are already pretty known around the world: the Bull’s Blood from Eger. Something new to learn about Noszvaj beside the Oxigen Zen Spa Hotel is the De la Motte castle, the outbuildings of Louis XVI. style, built by John Povolny in 1774 and 1778. Also for many yet unknown is the jummiest „Noszvaj’s purpil plums”, producing pálinka and thick plum jams are from the Fruitville of Noszvaj. As mentioned the hotel stand on the Szomolya Road and regarding to Szomolya, it is a place worthwhile to visit while staying at the hotel. Just a short drive from Noszvaj. The why and what this settlement is famous of can be read at a previous update: https://rollinginbudapest.com/2013/06/10/szomolya-cherryville-festival-as-the-locals-say-we-are-the-c… […]

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