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Herald News @ Hopp Museum – Budapest

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Made in Asia.

The Hundred-Year-Old Hopp Museum
June, 20. 2019. – June, 30 2020.

Opens the art of history to the visitors of to-day!

The upcoming show will delineate the history of Asian cultures and arts in Hungary in the last hundred and fifty years, focusing on the collections of the museum. Worthwhile to take a visit in the back yard of the museum it has a quite, unique garden which has the curiosity visitors to feel a bit as being in Asia with the huge stone statues, that play an important spot in the everyday life of the museum.

“Our new exhibition titled Made in Asia. The Centenary of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts running for a full year will display the best pieces in the collection of the hundred-year-old Hopp Museum. Opening at the end of June, the show will portray the great periods in the museum’s history, spanning from the interwar period linked to the institution’s first director, art historian Zoltán Felvinczi Takács, to the period of Buddhist exhibitions, linked to Mária Ferenczy, a renowned sinologist, who passed away in 2017.
The more than 500 artefacts – including temporarily displayed pieces – are arranged according to the most important periods in the museum’s history. The display allows an insight into how – based on what opportunities and collecting criteria – the most representative items and groups of objects entered the collection. In order to protect the condition of the artefacts selected for the exhibition, in some cases we introduced quarterly replacements of certain items or groups of items. We will remember the prominent figures in the museum’s history: directors and staff members who played a key role in maintaining the operation of the museum and in shaping its collecting activity in those periods in the twentieth century that were fraught with tragedies in Hungary (and across the world). We will acquaint visitors with the – often adventurous – stories of the highest quality pieces, thus allowing them with a unique opportunity to ponder twentieth-century history in the context of the Asian artefacts of a Hungarian museum.

Besides the centennial exhibition, there are more surprises to come. The publication of a gap-filling reference book about the history of the Hopp Museum’s collections and the descriptions of its most prominent artefacts is closely linked to the jubilee year (the volume will be available both in English and in Hungarian). The near future will also see the publication of the special jubilee edition of our Portable Museum Education Library, which will be devoted to the life and work of Ferenc Hopp, while a bilingual volume presenting the history of the Hopp Villa and its garden and illustrated with archival photographs will come out in the autumn.
We always try to bring the museum’s seasonal exhibitions close to the public by organising a diverse range of events. This year in addition to the usual guided tours and museum education workshops, we will even open an open-air cinema in the garden for the summer. Prime importance will be attached to some outstanding anniversaries of Asiatic cultures such as the hundred-fiftieth anniversary of Japanese–Hungarian diplomatic relations, the hundred-fiftieth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and the thirtieth anniversary of Korean–Hungarian diplomatic relations. (Source – Hopp Museum)

 The exhibition can be viewed daily, except on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The invitation goes for locals and foreigners to have a break from the everyday’s activities to join and celebrate the centenary of the Hopp Museum together.

Update Aggie Reiter

Celtic Woman @ Budapest Congress Center 2019

The Grammy nominated Celtic Woman bringing a little piece of Ireland to Budapest!

Budapest Congress Center

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

October, 25. 2019.

Real Art –  Really Rare to be found these days!

They have sold ten million of albums throughout the world and keeping up world tours. One of the most famous group in contemporary Irish music. The composed of members are three excellent singers and one violinist.

Since 2005, in co. Since then, they became the well deserved sophisticated popular music group dedicated to traditional Celtic music. In 2017, they reached a Grammy nomination for their studio album called „Destiny”. Celtic Woman performs with three awesome vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Éadha McMahon and Megan Walsh. A major member of the group is also the great violinist Tara McNeill.
The Celtic Woman on stage will also be joined by more than ten musicians playing traditional Irish musical instruments. Together with excellent singers and violinists, they will be accompanied by music and dance group.

Their performances are complemented by traditional Irish dances, pipers and latest modern stage technique. This all creates a unique show full of beautiful singing and dancing. Special effects such as fire and projection complete the medieval atmosphere, which inherently belongs to this music.

The Celtic Woman is one of the most famous performers of traditional Celtic and Irish music of to-day. Over four million viewers joining  their concerts. They also  were recognized by magazine Billboard seven times as a best musicians in the world music industry. Celtic Woman toured in the United States of America, Japan, Australia, China, South Africa and Europe.

In America they entertained previously three presidents …  Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

A pitty to miss this Irish group, so make sure to reserve your seat ASAP cause they will be holding only a one-time concert here in Hungary.

Tickets to the October’s Budapest show can be purchased through the Internet channels and also through the Budapest Congress Centers ticket box.

Update Aggie Reiter

 

The 5th International Day of Yoga @ Bálna Center – Budapest

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To commemorate 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Hungary, the Embassy of India, Budapest. Due to this occasion a series of cultural events to be organised between  June, 21-23. 2019 across 19 cities of Hungary. These events will showcase yoga, Indian classical and folk dances, Indian classical music, henna painting, folk art and gastronomy.

In Budapest, a special event is being organized to mark the occasion on  June, 22. 2019 at the Bálna Center

District IX., 11-12 Fővám Square – Budapest.

Entry free. All are welcome to attend.

The United Nations General Assembly had adopted a Resolution on December 11, 2014, with an unprecedented 177 countries as co-sponsors, to adopt June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.   Since then, this Day has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being and events are organized all over the world to showcase Yoga, which has been acknowledged as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. During the last four years, a number of cities in Bosnia & Herzegovina have been enthusiastically celebrating the International Day of Yoga and this year’s celebrations will build on the success of earlier events.  Ms. Ankita Sood  – teacher of Yoga and Indian Culture at the Embassy together with the yoga instructors of prominent yoga schools will conduct Common Yoga Protocol, which has been specially designed by Indian yoga masters to suit the requirements and physical conditions of the general public. A demonstration of advanced yoga techniques will also be undertaken. It may be recalled that speaking about Yoga, the Prime Minister of India had said that Yoga is the journey from ‘me’ to ‘we’, and that yoga makes us better individuals in thought, action, knowledge and devotion.

The Embassy of India organizes the 5th International Day of Yoga program in Budapest on June, 22. 2019 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m., with support from the Mayor Office of Budapest.

Bálna Center – District IX., 11-12 Fővám Square – Budapest. Entry is free! The timetable to the Yoga program goes: 9.45 a.m. Arrival of guests

10 a.m. Welcome Remarks by Master of Ceremony

10.02 a.m H.E. Kumar Tuhin, Ambassador of India’s address

10.05 a.m. Remarks by the Chief Guest

10.15 a.m. Standard Yoga Protocol by The Yoga TIC, Ms Ankita Sood, accompanied by other local Yoga Schools

11 a.m. Advanced Yoga Performed by Ms Ankita Sood TIC plus other Yoga Instructors.

11.10 a.m. Meditation Music, OM Chanting, Relaxation

11.20 a.m. Technical break

The timetable to the Cultural Program: 

11.30 a.m. -12.30 p.m. Indian folk and classical dance performances.

Local and foreigner who wish to participate at the event are requested to bring their own Yoga mat for the program!

The aim of the International Yoga Day is to raise awareness of healthy and conscious lifestyle whereas the locals and foreigners staying in Hungary are all welcomed!

Reg. is needed: https://www.eoibudapest.gov.in/ascc/news_detail/?newsid=213&cat=5

Update Aggie Reiter

The Milk 3in1 … Life, Strength and Health

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Milk Interprofessional Organization and Product Council on World Milk Day gathered secondary school  pupil  gathered for a full day playing and call attention to drink more milk. The  winner of the drawing competion was also announced.

Milk production is one of the driving sectors of Hungarian agriculture, which increased by 1 percent last year, to HUF 185.5 billion, and milk processing by 11 percent of food production by nearly 300 billion last year, according to the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture at MOM Sport garden venue.

Sándor Farkas at the morning press conference on the World Milk Day said: The livestock population in Hungary has increased by 30 percent in the past 8 years, now the cow population is about 403,000. In terms of milk yield, the country is among the first in the European Union (EU), with yields increasing by 10 percent between 2012 and 2012, which was accompanied by an increase in the share of dairy cows in addition to improved genetics and nutrition.

Was at the gathering Laura Kondra, Deputy Chairman of the Hungarian State Treasury. András Kis Péter, spokesman for the National Tax and Customs Office (NAV). Miklós Istvánfalvi, President of the Inter-professional Organization and Product Council (TSZSZT). They also took part in numbering  figures, reported data  from the past year. Underlined the important to the growing up kids their daily consumption of milk.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

“ELIXINA” purely of Hungarian P1 water.

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The real P1 water, which has already helped Olympic champions, released on the market, already available in half and in one liter size plastic pack.

At the Hotel Moments was held an informative presentation of the effectiveness that holds inside the Elixina P1 water by dr Gábor Fülöp the inventor of technology, also Gábor Horváth – two-time Olympic, triple world and two-time European champion, Attila Ignácz – fitness coach of the K4 team who won a gold medal at 1000 meters in Athens in 2004 and István Pacziga – the exclusive distributor of P1-water. The moderator was Zoltán Szujó.

The positive effects of P1-water have been confirmed by surveys and has been consumed for over years, but has not been available in retail.

Was said by the release of Elixina now available to anyone at an affordable price. It is much healthier than other waters because it can help the body in detoxification, cell regeneration, alkalization and energization. Its energy level is several times higher than that of wired water or mineral water, its optimal mineral content and alkalizing effect when it comes to the proper amount of fluid it helps to achieve a good feeling. In addition, it promotes the long-term hydration of skin cells.

The Elixina is the only water that dr. László Fülöp hallmarked BCS P1 technology. Its smooth, clear taste, can be clearly distinguished from other bottled and tap waters, and it also helps to ensure the vitality of our body at the cellular level.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

The Birth … Life … Death – Ancient World Time Tracking – Ipolytarnóc – Hungary

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Volcano Day – Ipolytarnóc – Hungary
06/01/2019.

Nope  … Don’t want to persuade you for special survival tours!

The high-quality of in-and-outside exhibition of the ancient remains of Ipolytarnóc is called “The Hungarian Pompeii”, but as for young generation for them clearly seen as the Hungarian Jurassic Park.

The ITM and Bükk National Park Directorate organised a joint press conference an Open Day of European Union Development in presenting the day connected to the Volcano Day. Within this week colorful programs offering for local and foreigner visitors to the unique Europe’s GeoPark. developments.

The invitation was to herald news about the developments by the Bükki National Park Directory jointly with the State Secretary for European Union Development. Within the presentation was told by Director of Bükk National Park that this is the first mountainous National Park of Hungary that was open on the January, 1. 1977,  and lays on 38.774.6 hectares protected area. It is the third national park in Hungary. The Bükk mountain is the most extended member of the Northen Medium mountains, having the biggest average height situated. The majority of the mountain rocks consists of marine sediments which were formesome 310-330 million years ago from the 2nd part of the carbon period … but coming back to the to-day’s event continued saying the following Q.: “So although the highest peaks of Bükk do not reach the thousand meters,  more than 13 billion HUF worth of development has been implemented by the Bükk National Park Directorate during the last two European cycles of Europe. The developments partly served to preserve nature conservation and partly to promote cultural value and ecotourism development and last but not least is to protect the characterictics and diverse image of the Bükk Mountains and its natural values and favorable natural properties.” The Ministerial Commissioner emphasized the government will spend about 40 billion HUF  in the 2014-2020 period within the development of the National Park Directorates in the Széchenyi 2020 program. The event promotes the developments that contribute to the preservation and promotion of the natural values ​​of Hungary said on Saturday.

An interactive demonstration led by Miklós Joó nature guard  followed. Viewed the Ipolytarnóc Ancestral remains with guidance, demonstration of developments and experience elements.

Was named the Volcanic Day … Need not have had been afraid … of course … there is no longer operating volcano here in the 21st century!

Upon arrival to the venue visitors will realize ancient world tracking back in time of our old continent, whereas the attention was focused on volcanoes. By-the-way Ipolytarnóc’s is considered as the “Ancient World Pompeii”. The visitors can find themselves at the volcanic eruption preserved by the footprints of the animals, shark teeth,  petrified trees at that time. The whole area holds remnants of Nature Conservation. It is a breathtaking venue of the world-famous Prehistoric Site. Just 140 kms. from Budapest which shows one of the most complex and spectacularly built-up remains of our continent. The world-renowned nature reserve declared in 1944 is the pearl of our geological heritage, an unparalleled site of ancient worlds destroyed by a volcanic catastrophe 20 million years ago.

Traveling back to 23 million years ago, twirling in the time spiral and arriving to the waters once upon a time called the Pannonian Sea. The Pannonian Sea was Miocene-Pliocene formed in an extensional basin system behind the compressional arc of the Carpathians. Its size and depth were comparable to those of the Caspian Sea. Subsidence began in Middle Miocene times, forming deep, pelagic basins, separated by reef-bearing ridges. Clastic influx filled the marginal basins during Middle Miocene time. The time tracking continued on the second leap by hopping over to the 17 million years ago at Ipolytarnóc, where at that time being baby-beasts were rushing along the river while bloody predators lurked on them.

A volcanic catastrophe destroyed the environment of ancient Ipolytarnóc 20 million years ago. The grey volcanic rock, rhyolite tuff, which demolished the paleohabitat, appears on the surface on both sides of the geological trail towards the Great Hall. It contains the charred remnants of the ancient vegetation as well.

Time travel also assisted by 3D projection on a 4D cinema or by rolling on the paths together on geological trail, while in the Miocene forest, can meet the original animals that once lived in this area – eg. can admire some of the 7 million-year-old marsh cypresses found at the entrance area of Bükkábrány.

Within a brief note … sharing some interesting facts … Some 23 million years ago the place of then present day Mediterranean was occupied by the western part of the Tethys Ocean. It had a bay that time called Paratethys shallow Sea, that ruled the area of “Ipolytarnóc. The sediment once the ooze at the bottom of the shallow sea became sandstone.The rhino footprints are the most abundant at Ipolytarnóc … 45% At the Great Hall 1298 examples of 676 specimens belong to the extinct rhinoceros. The annual rings of the old tree can be clearly seen on the polished surfaces. The rings show a thickening every 6-7 yrs. caused by the sunspot activity of that period.Tropical and subtropical rainforest dominated the landscape 20 million year ago. The annual average temp. of the region was cca. 20-25C with precipitation of 1000-3800mm/year.

Its a place where the remains of our Globe are found, will rest till the end of time.

Walking around the venue and buildings of the excavations can take a look at the world as it was known 20 million years ago and feel the atmosphere that has changed nothing since then. The duration of the tour is approx. 60-80 minutes. Guided tours in English are subject to prior arrangement.

So by visiting this precious heritage sight, leave your troubles … if any… behind, take a deep breath and cross the gate back in time to a place where paths are unwritten but the venue speaks for its own! 

The design and development of touristic venue was supported by the European Union, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Update and snaps  Aggie Reiter

Craft Beer Festival @ City of Gyula – Hungary – 2019

Gyula Castle Garden

Várkert  Street – Gyula

Opens each day from 3 p.m.

Just within a week from  June, 7-10. 2019 the City of Gyula will hold for the second time the Craft Beer Festival.  During these four days, artisan masterpieces and street food will not just in the air but at the fingertips of the  locals and foreigners arriving to the venue.

Mark the dates cause Beer and Music are tailored with each other.

At the festival, 25 small-scale breweries will to offer for the thirsty ones to taste hundreds of craft beer. As it turned out, a total of 215 specimens were nominated for the competition, among others from Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia and Belgium. The items were judged by an international jury. This year, not only draft beers on the tap, but also in bottled form will be presented. Many of them are specially made for the visitors to take home some and enjoy the tastes later on. Most of these beers will be coming around next year so do not miss to be there this year. There will be during the festival gift box packaging for those who wish to share and/or give the products as a gift.

The “Central European Beer Awards-2019” Beer Competition was announced as an accompanying event for the festival, for small breweries and home-made brewers.

The essential music festivals program will not be missing the day’s live music concerts that will highlight the evenings mood to the event.

Maybe not too many people know, but Gyula has a tradition of making beer for three centuries. Not yet have not tried/taste the local beers then it is your time to do so.

The City of Gyula is one of the most popular tourist destination, all year around the healing thermal spa, the attractions and the gastronomy definitely worth to visit Gyula!

Advance purchase tickets are sold out, there are only day tickets available on the spot!

Update Aggie Reiter