The 33rd. Celebration of Crafts – The Buda Castle @ Budapest

Festival of Crafts tune into the four-day festival of crafts at Budapest!

August 17-20. 2019.

The 33rd Craft Celebration of Crafts  is a major topic of interest for many: footwear.

Particular emphasis is placed on the Szeged style slippers, exhibitions, fashion shows await those interested in the renaissance of to-day, see the secrets of shoemakers and how the contemporary Hungarian shoe designers reinterpret traditional footwear.

Also featured is the world-renowned master shoemaker whose family inherits the tricks of the profession from generation to generation. In their workshop they make perfectly fitting footwear for the customer’s foot, which is usually done with calfskin, but for more special pieces, they can use crocodile, salmon, shark, skate, ostrich or eel leather. Shoe makers from Iceland and Spain are also coming. In the workshop of the master from Turkey, Harry Potter film footwear can be admired.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Hungary, in 2019, Japan will be the guest of honor at the Craft Festival.

With the help of Japanese craftsmen, you will get to know kimonos, fans, Japanese footwear, ceramics, furosiki bundles, Kokeshi dolls and much more. The visitors themselves learn to write Japanese brush, folded paper, or even Japan to arrange a bouquet of fresh flowers, but also a taste of Japanese food and drinks. In addition, visitors can learn about the most emblematic instrument of Japanese culture, the magician, the Japanese drum. The festival opens with an exotic, unknown, distant world from which we will all be richer.

During the 4days the best folk musicians, singers, storytellers and folk dancers of our country perform on the stages. There will be, among others, Felix Lajkó’s newest orchestral concert, Bálint Bársony with a very special musical treat with the Hungarian Rhapsody Project, Salon and Band, Kerekes Band, world famous American saxophonist and Dresch Quartett with a concert by Dezső Fitos. On the 17th of August we will be our guest, the Czifra Center project is on the way, where Romani Design will be introduced, Lajos Sárköz and his band, as well as scholarship holders of the Snétberger Foundation will perform.

For locals and foreigners staying, working in Hungary do not skip this unique festival where craft, music, dance will make the day for the visitors.

Update Aggie Reiter

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