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ANZAC DAY – 2017

Ode of Remembrance

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

Anzac Day is celebrated on April, 25. each year, regardless of on which day it falls. The day is a public holiday Dowunder.

Regrettably, after the Australian Government  decided to close in  Budapest the Australia Embassy, the umbilical cord was cut off  to many Aussies in Hungary. In order for the ANZAC Day to be part of a commemoration, they should have had  traveled to Vienna / Austria. To attend at the  memorial  serve is  regardless of nationality.

In the „old days” the Ministry of Defense had a major role in implementing , taking part in organizing this event. Nevertheless, in Hungary the remembrance day was most probably kept by heart for many.

On April, 25. 1915., the armies of Australia and New Zealand entered into their premier battle of the First World War, at Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.

In a nutshell … „It was on 25 April 1915 that the armies of Australia and New Zealand entered into their premier battle of the First World War, at Gallipoli, Turkey. At the time, Australia had only been recognised as a federal commonwealth for thirteen years.

Many Australians were sympathetic to the United Kingdom, which they regarded as the motherland. So the volunteer armies of Australian and New Zealand, eager to fight the good fight in the war, bravely landed on the shore of the Gallipoli Peninsula with the intent to capture and secure a safe passage for Allied navies.

At Gallipoli, the Anzacs faced off with one of the fiercest armies history has ever known. Despite landing under the cover of darkness, the Anzacs were met with immediate bombardment and gunfire. On the shores of Gallipoli, the Australian and New Zealand armies fought for eight months forcing a stalemate. Eight thousand Anzac soldiers lost their lives before the Allies called for an evacuation.

While the operation itself was not a success, the valour and determination shown by Anzacs, the “Knights of Gallipoli,” were immediately commemorated in Australia, London, and even at the Allies’ camp in Egypt in 1916. Parades and ceremonies were held in their honour, and even those who were wounded in combat were a part of the parade while they were still recovering.

By the 1920s, the day had become a way to memorialize the sixty thousand Australian soldiers who died in the First World War. By the next decade, all Australian states had a form of celebration for Anzac Day, and many of the traditions we still carry out today had already taken shape. Forevermore, the 25th of April would be known as the day Australia arrived as a force in the world.”

Source from Journalist – Phillip, F. E. Schuler – “Australia in Arms”

Previous memorial service in Hungary:

https://rollinginbudapest.com/2013/04/28/chapter2-anzac-day-commemoration-at-solymar-2013-hungary/

https://rollinginbudapest.com/2013/04/28/chapter3-rossmoyne-senior-high-scholl-at-the-anzac-day-commemoration-2013-hungary/

https://rollinginbudapest.com/2013/04/26/anzac-day-commemoration-commonwealth-war-cemetery-solymar-hungary/

https://rollinginbudapest.com/2012/04/25/anzac-day-in-hungary-25th-of-april-2012/

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The Best Wines of Badacsony Region in Budapest!

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The best wine producers from the North area  of Lake Balaton arrived to Budapest to the New York Palace Café to show their best wines for wine lovers. The event was organized by the organizer of  the Badacsony Guild Association for Tourism.

Badacsonytomaj, the region’s center was awarded the “Grapes and Wine International City” 30 years ago. This title has been focused to produce  since then the best of the wines.  On this occasion the old wines of the Badacsony winemaker personally filled with fresh and old vintages the great wines to the professional partners and wine-lovers glasses.

It was a fine time  for the visitors to get acquainted with the producers, wine makers  receive answers to their questions directly  from these professionals.  The scale of wine makers arrived from smaller wineries to the largest ones. Also were present from the handicraft producers up to the largest cellars. Everyone was able to taste the wines offered by them from the Badacsony wine country.  The wine tasting was pre-qualification by a committee composed of blind wine-tasting course, in order to offer and treat guests at the event.

The producers in connection with the 30-year anniversary this year the cellars brought their hidden treasures, including museum wines.

As last year, master classes enrich the event, which took place by well-known experts. Between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. professional partners and media representatives  accepted the wineries invitation, and thereafter the door was open to all the wine lovers  with entrance tickets for an exclusive tasting.

The event was enriched by the own-produced  seasoned dried crunchy, crispy fruits and veggies in special processing by Ms. Bella (bellabadacsony.hu) These products are available at the Badacsony – Káptalantóti Market  and a local homemade cheese producer’s offers. Also the famous Renaissance mouth-watering Pálinka from Badacsony was present in tasting.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

St Ephraim Gregorian Male Choir – St. Stephen Basilica – Budapest

Orthodox  Easter Concert –  Church Music  – Professional chamber choir!

Saturday, April, 22. 2017.

8 p.m.

St. Stephen Basilica District, V., 1. Szent István Square

Saint Ephraim Georgian Male Choir celebrates their 15th birthday this year. The invitation goes out to all locals,  foreigners, tourist staying in Budapest to enjoy the refreshing and enchanting realm of Byzantine music. The venue goes perfectly to the evening’s concert held at the St Stephen’s Basilica. Within the framework of the sixth season of the ORIENTALE LUMEN series this coming week-end the unique Georgian male choir will fill the air at the St. Stephan Basilica.  The outstanding vocal group „Iberi” … in ancient times Georgia was called Iberia … performing in Hungary for the first time. They are already on UNESCO’s list of Oral and Intangible Masterpieces of Humanity.

Blokes in black coats and boots, with rows of cartridges on their chests, long knives on their belts. Not an invasion force, but singers. Gorgeously rich, shifting blocks of improvise harmony, sometimes with wild, crowing falsetto over the growling bases and soaring tenors.

As Georgian culture has become more city-centred and pop-influenced its unique polyphonic singing has been seen as threatened, and apart from Easter folk songs will sing pieces of Boksay, Ljudkevics, Ligeti and Zombola.

Saint Ephraim Male Choir was founded in 2002 in Georgia. Specialized in Greek, Russian and Hungarian Byzantine music. To-day, it is the most acclaimed vocal group, renowned for their quality performances. The exceptional abilities of its members enables indeed the choir to choose from a wide selection of repertoire. They have sung together with such well-known performers as the King’s Singers, Márta Sebestyén, the Budapesti Festival Orchestra and the choir of the Moscow Patriarch, furthermore in the presence of the Moroccan princess – Lalla Salma.

Tickets for Adult: 3500HUF … Student/Pensioner 2500HUF. Purchase via http://www.jegymester.hu or on the spot.

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF YACHT TOURISM – 2017.

Two point five billion HUF investment in the development of Yacht Tourism  at Lake Balaton – Hungary.

Important milestone in the tourism as a development of certain forms of active tourism, thanks to  the context of Economic Development and Innovation Operational Program (GINOP) became more widely available to active sailing tourists, created along the thematic tour options, coordinated, hiking, cycling, sailing, canoeing and equestrian network projects to be implemented from EU funds. Thanks to 2.5 billion in total value of investments in asset and service development, as well as the city of Balatonfüred in cooperation with a stop station will be  implementation of development that contributes to extend the tourist season and the number,  hopefully to the visitors grow.

The investments appling yachting motivation popularity as more and more people feel the desire to travel around the lake in their spare time,as to be more trained, healthier, and to know the historical, cultural and natural beauties of Hungary. Important principle is that through the development of stations and ports connection between the various active tourism modes (walking, cycling, canoeing, horse riding, sailing) will strengthened, increasing the number of nights spent on the ground and regions through the development  of the individual stops.

The Hungarian Sailing Association, over the past ten years achieved a significant improvement in the field of yachting. According to the development concept MVSZ special emphasis on the expansion of the sport community, a high priority to education, to win the members of the next generation. There are many leisure activities and prestigious international competition to attract the visitors and competitors to Balatonfüred. and other parts  at the Lake.  Also suitable for global and European-level sporting events, events.

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Get Closer with Daniel Melingo the King of Tango!

Daniel Melingo joining Lalo Zenelli, Romain Lecuyer,Facundo Torres,Rodrigo Guerra
Melingo the sound of Tango from Buenos Aires

MoMKult

Wednesday, April, 19. 2017. – 8.p.m.

District, XII.,  18, Csörsz street – Budapest

Melingo is the legend of Melingo, the main protagonist in a life sometimes too intense, which had, inevitably, to lead to the tango. To be Melingo must simply be the one,  must walk the streets sniffing out poetry like a bloodhound. One must dance like a whip and sing like a scar. Melingo is major musician. He studied at a Conservatoire but retains little of that institution. He was … and always will be … a furious adventurer, fevered, hallucinating. A bohemian of Buenos Aires and so of the world. We can call him Maestro because he has achieved simplicity. Nothing more natural than the roaring fire of its tangos. Santa Milonga pulverizes the barriers between the sacred and the profane. These songs hold as much adoration as irreverence. There is a truckload of orthodoxy and tons of heresy. There is excess and beauty. Love and mockery. Melingo enters the high places of River Plate music without knocking. The gates open as he passages for he has won himself the right to play with the law of tango.

Be ready for pure tango with the production of “The wonderful madness of Melingo.”

Tickets on the spot.

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24th Titanic International Film Festival – extra screening – RAW!

The 24th Titanic International film festival came to an end, but and yet the Urania cinema will have an extra screening in view of the huge interest on April, 20 at 8.30 p.m. screening the French arthouse horror on “GRAVE – RAW” (2016), which won the FIPRESCI Prize at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and Cannes. Be aware cause it cuts like knife throughout the 99 minutes and people in the audience fainted.

The young and talented film director first, Julia Ducournau beaten the French major port, disturbing film veterinarian Justine’s family and all vegetarian. He also enroll in veterinary school, which is unknown, relentless and dangerously seductive world accepts. During the first weeks of initiation ceremonies out of the desire to refuse inclusion of family law, and eating raw meat. Unexpected and faces horrible consequences when he awakens dormant, true self so far. While there is no doubt the film abounds with naturalistic sections, and recommended only for strong nerves behind the horror optional accessories unfolds growing up.

The film is only recommended for individuals over 18 years

The film was supported by the UIP Duna Film and the Urania National Film Theater.

The original language film, screened in Hungarian and English subtitles

RAW – tickets are available at the Urania Cinema – Budapest

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“GoBoating” – Rowing on Lake Balaton – 2017.

 

“GoBoating” program  – Sailing with association – 2017.

Thursday, June, 8. 2017, the Association nationally organizes an open day called “GoBoating” which is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the 8-14 year-old children to sailing and sailing with the association’s and schools, as possible close to where they live to learn the beautiful and increasingly popular sport of basics.

Last year, 15 locations, 32 schools, 1407 children participated in this highly successful sport promotion program.

The Hungarian Sailing Association this year having the opportunity in its effort to help the clubs with primarily marketing materials with custom logo.

Of course, it is possible to join the program later, but in the case of the preparation of custom marketing materials will no longer be available having the time to issue.

For those individuals interested in the program  needed in filling out the form below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WCgyeMDN5gE3Esqb0PP3nT8fz6XPtji4wqfYRgrdMLU

Source – Hunsail

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