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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

Over the years WineNet supplier of Sziget and several major summer festivals

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The Wine Nets meet the great summer festivals this year, the fourth consecutive year – as the exclusive supplier to the catering unit basic and premium wine of supply – the Volt and Balaton Sound, Sziget, the B.my.Lake and Beach Festival. The company continuously monitors the consumption habits and patterns of festival goers.

Superb music festivals across the country with non missing taking place along side fabulous wines Made in Hungary! Locals and foreigners attended at these music festival had already experiences, the increasingly popular wines, name it Red, White or Rosé.

In the heat of the night to cool and be in the mood at the music festival grab a plastic cup and go for mostly recommended the “Fröccs” – Splasher, a.k.a.  Spritzer wine actually wine (mostly white wine) with soda water, but also pure succulent wines are now a stable for summer events. The “Fröccs” – the Spritzer is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in Hungary.

When thirsty gain a cuppa “Fröccs” – Spritzer along comes Rosé, and as for the premium wine, the white wine is the most wanted at the festivals.

Decades ago the growing up generation well knew the tastes and as they  were getting elder surely enjoyed having their snip again, but as for to-day’s generation most probably as a new taste will be the winner at the music festivals. Various Spritzer types made of Rosé are the favorites of the festivals – says Kathona Krisztián, founder and owner of WineNet also responsible for wine procurement. The WineNet wish to achieve an increase in wine consumption per visitor to major summer festivals. Q.: “Taking into account the needs of consumers, we bring good-natured, acid-rich white and slightly smoother, drinkable, and a little more fragrant, the fresher Rosé to the Sziget event this year, and the red has a representative role, as many music festival fans come to Hungary for the first time, and this is their first encounter with Hungary’s high-quality wines” added Krisztián Kathona. 

The Sauvignon Blanc is based at the Sziget … White and the Kékfrankos with Pinot Noir blend, to be served as plain or as “Fröccs” -Spritzer. As last year, the WineNet’s partner will be the Dubicz Winery representing the Mátra Wine Region.

The Sziget White and Sziget Rosé will be sold in bottles, joining them the third Kékfrankos and Cabernet Franc blended for Sziget Red.

Since 2016, WineNet is the official wine supplier of Sziget festivals. Currently, there are nearly 50 WineNet wine trading stores in Hungary, The number of regular customers is over fifty thousand. WineNet  as franchise was founded in early 2013 with the aim to make it available to a wider circle of good taste of wine in/from Hungary. At the WineNet more than 400 premium wines and wine specialties are offered on the spot.

Update ans 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

The 73rd Festa della Republica Italian – Budapest

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Friday, May. 30. 2019.

Reception marking Italy’s National Day @ Várkert Bazár – Budapest.

H.E. Massimo Rustico – Ambassador of Italian Embassy welcomed and greeted the huge number of guests. By H.E.’s side his wife,  Gian Luca Borghes – director of the Italian Institute of Culture, Francesco Mari – president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce.  Many more representives of Italy and distinguished guest from Embassies, Trade, joint partners and so forth. H.E. was delighted to see approx. more than a thousand invited guests arrived to the historic surroundings of the Várkert Bazár to celebrate Italy’s National Day and to take part in enjoying the ceremony.

H.E. spoke about the event which also carries as a reminder of the cultural and industrial influence of Italy, while at the same time giving a sense of the spirit of the country in many ways and wished the guests a relaxed evening. H.E. Massimo Rustico  – Italian Ambassador emphasized Italy’s main export products. Italian style and products do not have to be introduced nor popularizing such as food, clothing and fashion, and vehicles as well, just as arts, culture, and tourism. During the reception Made in Italy sweets, meat from Kométa, scootersd from Vespa, Pirelli hoops. The beauty of cars were on the spot: all-new Alfa Romeo, SUV  Stelvio Quadrifoglio, also one of the major sponsors, Fiat Chrysler. The other diamond sponsor, UniCredit. H.E. also added Q.: “The National Day is actually on the 2nd of June, but we hold it to-day on Friday cause on the coming week-end everybody will head for relaxing to the Lake Balaton and did not wish to clash with people’s long weekend holiday plans.”

Representing the government, Gergely Gulyás, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office commented on the long-standing history between the two countries and are partners, both bilaterally and within the European Union, and the minister pledged Hungary’s commitment to the EU, even while member states may at times disagree with one another’s views.

BUT last BUT not least!!! Far from unexpected was the so called “fashion show” with all the outfits in movies worn by the unforgettable famous actress Audrey Hepbourn. Audrey Hepburn featured in several dresses in shooting Italian movies such as “War and Peace” – 1956, directed by Király Vidor. The color white famous dress was made:  ivory gazar silk dress trimmed with silver embroideries and application of small blue velvet horses. See Audrey’s several outfits rolling along at the slideshow.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Lindsey Stirling dazzling violinist @ Budapest 2019

Lindsey Stirling – violinist … dazzling artist – above average talent … is no secret to be the 21st century’s most innovative star. She will be returning to Hungary with her super concert  from 8 p.m. on October, 7. 2019 at the Papp László Budapest Sport Arena.

Lindsey Stirling’s headline tours played to a cumulative audience of over 500,000 people worldwide.

In 2017, Lindsey released her first ever holiday album titled Warmer in the Winter and most probably melodies will be on her list at the concert.

Throughout the year on music channels thousands-and-thousands listen to her sophisticated violin playing.

To Lindsey’s  Budapest concert fans may purchase their tickets in several available packages:

VIP1 package – Meet & Greet Experience – price:91429HUF

One premium seat in the first 3 rows (sector 003) to see Lindsey Stirling live

Meet Lindsey! Say hello and snap a photo with Lindsey before the show

Invitation to The Lindsey Stirling Pre-Show Party, featuring;

Private performance by Lindsey Stirling o Q&A with Lindsey Stirling

Interactive party games & photo opportunities

Party snacks & refreshments

Limited-edition merchandise gift signed by Lindsey Stirling

Commemorative laminate & lanyard

Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors

On-site party host

VIP2 package – Pre-Show Experience – price:57065HUF

One premium seat in the first (4-7) rows (sector 003) to see Lindsey Stirling live

Invitation to The Lindsey Stirling Pre-Show Party, featuring;

Private performance by Lindsey Stirling

Q&A with Lindsey Stirling o Interactive party games & photo opportunities

Party snacks & refreshments • Limited-edition merchandise gift signed by Lindsey Stirling

Commemorative laminate & lanyard

Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors

On-site party host

VIP3 package – Seamless Package – price:43.405 HUF

One premium seat in the first (8-15) rows (sector 003) to see Lindsey Stirling live

Limited-edition merchandise gift signed by Lindsey Stirling

Commemorative laminate & lanyard

Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors

On-site party host

Tickets are already out from May, 10.  and can be obtained through broadway.com

Tourist, foreigners to be staying at this time of the year in Budapest may also purchase their tickets to the coming concert in advance before they are sold out.

Update Aggie Reiter

Budapest Beer Week – Breweries from All Over the World – 2019

 

BPBW – BUDAPEST BEER WEEK
Mission Not Impossible … International Craft Beer Festival in the Heart of the Capital of Hungary!

Take That!!! …  50 Breweries … 200 Beers on the Tap … 2000 Guests … Are you ready for it!?!

Previously stated Márton Sefcsik – Head of Communication Q.: “Our work does not end in 2018, but only really began and by now the visitors arriving to the Budapest Beer Week not only come to Hungary in 2019 because at other similar international beer events the tickets immediately as it is published or announced the sign goes “sold out. Visitors joining the event beside the superb beers, also wish to see the Capital’s scenarios and other Hungarian venues.”

Last year, the breweries  had proved that the domestic craft beer ain’t teenager anymore, it reached by now the age to be a considered as adults and Budapest deserves the attention in the international beer world.

BPBW source: “Like many great things, the idea of the festival was born in a beer bar under the influence of new wave brewing, international festivals, inspiring brewers and of course a decent amount of good beer. The goal was simple and straightforward from the beginning: although during the past couple of years the wind of craft has touched the Hungarian beer scene and great breweries has been risen from the ground, it is clear that we have to leap that next step to connect our culture into the international circles of craft beer. We can also put it this way: we wish to shift from ride to full gallop. One of the biggest realizations we experienced at other festivals was that how the hosting city can form the whole atmosphere into its own image; we all love Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen, Tallinn Craft Beer Weekend, Brewskival, All In Beer Fest, Borefts Beer Festival or Mash – just to name a few – not only for their imposing beer lists and participating brewers but to discover the city and its own beer culture.”

As a short introduction, the idea of BPBW came from three beer enthusiasts who all have roots in Budapest and work in different areas of the beer industry. Peter Pazinczar is an entrepreneur working in the IT sector who also runs an up and coming gipsy brewery called TuffBuzz. Marton Sefcsik works in online marketing and sales while he is also the founder and editor in chief of the local beer blog Fenekig.Com. Tibor Rebak is a professional brewer who previously worked with Höganäs Bryggeri, BrewDog and Signature Brew and now looking forward to his next journey with Poppels. But beer is not the only bond among the team: we’ve all spent years in the Hungarian underground playing in different punk and metal bands. We quickly got the ‘Kraft Association’ – an organization uniting the best Budapest breweries including MONYO, Mad Scientist, Horizont, HopTop and Balkezes just to name a few – to join forces. With their support and background in organizing their very own “Kraft Festival” in the recent years we can sure achieve the ultimate goal: connecting Budapest and the Hungarian craft scene into the international streamline of good beer.

We did our very best working on the structure to make sure it is going to be second to none compared to former beer festivals in the region. We took the idea of tasting sessions with limited taps and small tasting quantities from festivals like MBCC, Brewskival or Tallin Craft Beer Weekend; we are inviting our personal favorite breweries to provide the local and foreign craft beer fanatics an opportunity to have all the rarities they’ve been dreaming about at one place. Needless to say, this is going to be a great opportunity to build bridges between consumers, brewers and breweries.

The core events will obviously be followed by a huge after party including the wildest bands and performers from Hungary’s diverse music scene with craft beers on the taps. This is why we chose to work with

Dürer Kert, one of the best live music venues to host our festival in the heart of City Park.

Here is the line up of the breweries from abroad: https://bpbw.hu/breweries-2019/

Tickets for the BPBW 2019 Pre-tasting: Friday, 24TH MAY – 20480HUF, Saturday, 25TH MAY 20480HUF, 2 Day ie.Double Friday/Saturday 36480HUF … Don’ t wait for tomorrow cause they may be sold out here in Budapest as well.

Tasting sessions and after parties are already sold out! So better hurry up for the days still open for tickets to purchase. BUT, if  you already own a valid BPBW 2019 – Budapest Beer Week – Tasting Sessions ticket for a day, you don’t need an additional after party ticket, because it’s INCLUDED in the tasting session ticket already.

Regarding to the After Party ticket prices … if you don’t care too much about the beers, just the bands, here yo u go:  bpbw.hu/afterparty-tickets-2019/

https://bpbw.hu/tickets/ … Pre-sale (online): Friday 7EUR, Saturday 10EUR, Both nights 13EUR, Sunday FREE!

Upon arrival  to the venue ,at the door price: Friday 10EUR, Saturday 13EUR, Both nights 16EUR, Sunday FREE!

A 5% DISCOUNT for all week-long ticket. 

Beside the breweries seen on the a/m poster … here is the line up of the Hungarian and foreigner breweries: https://bpbw.hu/breweries-2019/

Update Aggie Reiter