Archive for the ‘Hungary’ Category

Visit Gyula – Hungary’s National Holiday – 20/08/2019.

Whether visited Gyula or not it is a fine time for locals and foreigners  to join at the City of Gyula during the three-day National celebration, whereas one of the country’s largest, most beautiful lido and thermal baths of Hungary, the Gyula Castle Spa and other of experiences can be found just at your fingertips. Below are some highlights to take place during the 20th of August on Hungary’s National Holiday.

Visitors are more than welcome to join the celebration of the Foundation of the State of Hungary at the awesome venue of Gyula by the Castle Garden. The Castle of Gyula former Kingdom of Hungary is the only intact Gothic fortress flat in countryside of Hungary.

After refreshing a day at the mineral bath at 5 p.m. the Tale Corner awaiting for the little and elder children with
tales. Additional programs: Babika Folk Playhouse.

At 6 p.m. The Knights – Fairground Comedy. Continuing at 7 p.m. Regélők Singing band on the program.

Celebratory greeting  at 8.30 p.m. by Dr. Ernő Görgényi, Mayor of Gyula.

The Komorán band will hold a gala concert following by celebrating a national day with grand fireworks.

Visit Gyula and enjoy the sights and sound.

Update: Aggie Reiter

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

Chulent Festival  @ Budapest 2019.

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The 5th Annual Chulent Festival is soon to fill all along at District, VII. Kazinczy Street  –  Budapest.

There is no place better to have a tasty Chulent – Budapest

Sunday, August, 25.  11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Almost anyway around the world folks can find a place to eat Chulent. It is one of the most popular Jewish dishes from the ancient times.

The slow-cooked Jewish chulent can be prepared either from beans, other legumes, smoked goose breast or beef, eggs or onions.

The Jewish culinary festival will be organized in the heart of the Jewish District for the fifth time, by the Chabad Lubavitch congregation and the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH).

Cholent speaks everyone’s language, whether you are Hungarian or Foreigner, Jewish or gentile, young or old. The strictly kosher festival will present the Chulent  variations of several countries.

In addition to enjoy the taste of the Chulent and other emblematic Jewish foods along with colorful additional festival programs such as: live music concerts … so beside gastronomic experiences, Jewish tunes can be enjoyed thanks to the Klezmer bands playing music thoughout the day. For children theater shows awaits the little ones. For young adults, friends and families fine time to get into the mood, having a splendid day with little Israel here in Budapest.

No need for entry tickets … it is free of charge.

Update Aggie Reiter

Hungary’s Cake of the Year – 2019

Winner cake of 2019 - Lace of Our Lady and the Little Chesnut cake

Hungary’s cake of the year happens once a year. This year the Hungarian Confectioner Craftsmen Corporation invited entries for the Hungarian Cake of the Year contest for the 13th time and as a tradition Hungary’s  Cake of the Country as to celebrate the National Holiday at the 20th of August. Thirty-one cakes were in competition and were prepared in their creations in front of the judges, who then after rated them based on professional aspects.

The finalists, this year’s  was winner was the “Boldogasszony Csipkéje” (Lace of Our Lady) Confectionery by Norbert Tóth the pastry chef from Dunaföldvár.  The lace of Our Lady is a real raspberry delicacy. More than half a pound of fruit. It consists of soaked sponge cake, raspberry and white chocolate cream, ganache with lemon and basil and raspberry jam.

Lace of Our Lady

Hungary’s free-sugar cake was revealed to be the winner of 2019 the “Kicsi Gesztenye” (Little Chestnut) cake by pastry chef László Gyuris from Szeged. The basic flavor of the cake is the chestnut, and also pleasantly sour cranberries and hazelnut crunch.

Little Chestnut Cake - Free sugar

Get ready for the real Hungarian heavenly delicious cakes. Surely if you are visiting, staying in Hungary at the time being the mouthwatering cakes cannot be missed to try this delicacy.

Are you a real gourmet? Surely if you are in Hungary you should try this delicacy.

In earlier years, the more modern French line dominated, but now the domestic taste was the winner at the jury.

For the 4th time was organized together with Hungary’s cake of the year the competition for traditionally made sourdough bread. Only those bakers were in competion making any bread without additives agents. Apparently, on the 20th of  August  celebrating Saint Steven Day – Hungary’s King.  This year’s harvest with the new bread as well. The winner was with white bread Szerencs Tarsoly – development of Pedró Bakery – made of wheat flour, durum flour, special shape, crispy, hand-made wheat bread.

 

Update Aggie Reiter

Dance Canon – Hommage à Zoltán Kodály @ Hungarian Heritage House

3 p.m. – Thursday, September 12. 2019.

3 p.m. – Friday, September, 13. 2019.

7 p.m. Friday, September, 13. 2019.

District, I., 8. Corvin Square – Budapest

The key reference point of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble’s new show is Zoltán Kodály’s life works. Just like in the Ensemble’s previous productions, tradition is brought to stage with extreme vitality, in symbiosis with contemporary artistic expressions.

The musical framework of the story, which evolves from the small events of an imaginary community, is provided by the compositions of Kodály (and his contem-poraries: Béla Bartók, László Lajtha) and by the folksongs collected by the composer. Throughout the scenes, we follow the evolution of hu¬man relationships and the loss thereof, joys and grieves and the rituals of everyday life and festivities.
In Dance Canon, we can hear parts of well-known Kodály works, such as Háry János, Mátra Pictures, Kálló Double Dance, Psalmus Hungaricus and the Evening song.

A richly nuanced, lyrical-associative imagery, a spectrum of playful changes in time and space lead the audience to the final scene: the cathartic enunciation of the triumph of human existence, of life itself.

Composer: Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, László Kelemen, Eszter Pál, István Szalonna Pál, Lajos Pál. Choreographer: Dezső Fitos, Enikő Kocsis, Gábor Mihályi, Orza Călin. Costume Designer: Edit Szűcs.
Spectacle: Zsuzsa Molnár. Director/Choreographer: Gábor Mihályi.
As A Quest: Tamás Bősze, Beáta Czébely, Mátyás Bolya. Solo Singer: Andrea Brassói-Jőrös – guest artist,  Zsófia Staszny – guest artist, Annie Fischer, Martina Szerencsés, Júlia Kubinyi, Eszter Pál, Milán Hetényi. Leader of the orchestra: Ferenc Radics. Dance Director: Richárd Kökény, Dancing Assistants: Beatrix Borbély, Katalin Jávor, György Ágfalvi. Artistic Director: István Szalonna Pál. Director of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Gábor Mihályi.

The show is a joint production of the Hungarian Heritage House, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Budapest Spring Festival and the National Dance Theater. The shows premier was at April, 21. 2017.

Update Aggie Reiter

National Gallop – October, 19-20. 2019. – Budapest – Hungary

New Hungarian and transborder locations in the program of National Gallop in 2019

This year riders and the lovers of the Hungarian equestrian tradition will enjoy again the National Gallop. The riders can qualify at 16 locations for the final event in Budapest. In 2019, the competition expanded to another transborder town, riders of Eszék could show their talent for the audience.

The qualifying series started on May 18th at Topolya in the Vojvodina Gallop. In 2018 the champion was Arnold Nagy from Temerin, who was the winner of Vojvodina Galoppe. This year new locations joined the team of National Gallop: Érd and Eszék. The qualifying rounds will take place between May 18th and August 25th. The winners of the competitions have the opportunity to take part in the main race between the 19–20th October at the Heroes’ Square in Budapest. This year’s National Gallop will be organised in October instead of September because of the recovery of the Városliget area, the event’s usual location.

Similarly to the previous years, the organizers chose a significant historical figure as the emblematic face of the event. In 2018 the emblematic figure of the event was Artúr Görgei because of the 200th anniversary of his birth. In 2019, the icon of National Gallop is Lajos Kazinczy, the 15th Martyr of Arad after the Hungarian revolution of 1848–49. On October 25th in 1849, the writer Ferenc Kazinczy’s 29 years old son, Lajos Kazinczy was executed in Arad. The young colonel took part in the Battle of Pákozd. He was a Brigadier General of György Klapka in the spring campaign. Lajos Kazinczy was also Commandant of Castle of Komárom. Finally, he capitulated in front of the Russian General officer, Grotenhjelm, in Zsibó. Because of his military service in the winning battle of Nagysalló in April 1849, he received the Hungarian Order of Merit.

National Gallop is a unique horse festival based on Hungarian tradition, culture, tourism, gastronomy, and history. Its aim is to show,  bring to life the riding tradition and build the image of Hungary. At the racecourse by Heroes’ Square there will be a wide range of colorful program … performances of traditional Hungarian hussars or amateur riding competitions. On the Andrássy Street leading to the Hero Square, participating cities will present their national costumes, sights of town, folk art, and riding traditions.

The entrance to the square is free of charge. For the program and the ticket prices for the tribune visit vagta.hu – Press release

Update: Aggie  Reiter

Herald News – Luis Fonsi VIDA on World Tour coming up @ Budapest

Who does not wish to miss the party of the year and want to dance and sing with with the Latin music king Despacito, Échame la Culpa, Imposible, Sola keep in mind or grab  your gadget save the date August 17, 2019 and be at László Papp Sport Arena @ Budapest.

Follow previous update:  https://rollinginbudapest.com/2019/05/21/luis-fonsi-vida-on-world-tour-budapest-sport-arena-2019/