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Herald News – The Zsolnay Light Festival – Certified European Festival.

JUNE, 30 – JULY, 2. 2017.

City of Pécs

The Zsolnay Light Festival at the City of  Pécs won the title of Qualified European Festival, the one of the most sophisticated European certification organizations  was justified by the EFFE -Europe for Festivals – Festivals for Europe.

Winning the festival certification is a huge joy for the city and gives further impetus to even continue the ongoing quality work at a higher level.

The high-quality art represents a new festival in Pécs, and have a significant impact on the local, national and international levels. Furthermore, in the future other events would be drawing attention to the city on the Hungarian map.

The Zsolnay Light Festival brings together truly a festival venue that represent their own communities and as well the European and international relations. The criteria system focuses on how much the festival focuses on the local community, develops their creative skills, engages local organizations and citizens.

The title, the Zsolnay Light Festival also received the rating logo, which indicates that the event was recognized by the profession at European level. The festival has been added via the EFFE website to an international database containing the most important European festivals. In addition, the Zsolnay Light Festival is competing for the Great European Festival Prize, which represents an even higher level on the international palette.

Update Aggie Reiter

Hearld News: Bridge Builders Day – Budapest

It is not an unusual news in Budapest that each week-end bringing a bunch of places to be visited by locals and tourist staying in Budapest… Therefore, here is just one of those situs to be visited if the time is right  for folks to be there.

Bridge Builders Day – next to the Chain Bridge – Budapest

The best of the Hungarian Hitchhiker’s profession are hired to build bridges from roofs, adhesive tapes and angles at Széchenyi István Square, beside the Chain Bridge. These bridges to be built are “only” 6 meters, but they need to get through the constructions built-in a few minutes, and/or even carry cca. 10-pound of weight built ont he Bridge Builders Day, May, 20, at the outskirts of the Academy Building.

On the occasion of the Bridge Builder Day traditionally held at the end of May, St. Nepomuk, is an integral part of the bridging competition, but many other programs make this day cheerful.. You can board on a special vessel and/or take a walk along the Chain of the Bridge Chain.

The day will be opened by a water parade, rowers, dragonmen, kayak canoes, AM Danube Warships of the Hungarian Defense Forces, Holy Flora Firefighters of the Disaster Guard, Mahart PassNave Tersus, KDVVIZIG and other motorboats.

From Noon to 6 p.m. there will be a guided tour of the Lajta Monitor Ship, the Kossuth Museum Boat, a visit to the Chain Bridge, story telling about István Széchenyi’s life.

In connection with the event, the “Bridge Builders Association” and the Count Széchenyi Family Foundation, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the 250 km long bridge of the Chain Bridge and the Széchenyi Ödön 2000 km long bridge, memory to the “Széchenyi a hídépítő” – “Széchenyi the bridge builder”

Access to the event is free of charge. Events and timing: Water parade on the River Danube – Saturday, May, 20. 2017. from 10.45 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

Events in front of the Academy, localtion: Széchenyi István Square – Budapest – from Noontime – 6. p.m.

Update Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Budapest – 33rd European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship.s

The clock is ticking fast therefore for rhythmic gymnastics sporty lovers get ready, mark the date that is just around the corner to be present  in Budapest  between May, 19-21.2017. at the European Championships  held indoors at the Papp László Sport Arena – Budapest

The Sport Arena Doors open on:

Friday, 19. – 9 a.m.,  – Program start 10 a.m., by Qualification, Junior group competition CI (1st presentation), Senior individual team competition CI (hoop & ball), Opening Ceremony

Saturday, 20. – 10 a.m., – Program starts at 11 a.m., by Qualification, Junior group competition CI (2nd presentation), Senior individual team competition CI (clubs & ribbon), Award Ceremony of Team Competition (Junior & Senior)

Sunday, 21. – 10 a.m.,Program set-out at 11 a.m., with Junior groups final, Award Ceremony of Junior groups CIII, Senior individual apparatus finals, Award Ceremony of Senior individual apparatus finals, Gala Show

Tickets are already available on the spot and/or through the internet site jegymester.hu/eng. Ticket price: 2500HUF – 4500HUF. 3-Day Pass tickets: 8000HUF – 13500HUF.

Catch up with more info at the previous update:

https://rollinginbudapest.com/2017/04/25/the-33rd-european-rhythmic-gymnastics-championships-budapest-2017/

Update: Aggie Reiter

Isonzó Express – The Path of Peace … from the Alps to the Adriatic

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July, 16-20, 2017.

The journey time is 5 days / 4 nights.

To-day was announced at the Western Railway Station’s Royal Waiting Hall  the coming Isonzó Express journey to take place this year between July, 16-20. The MÁV nostalgia launches a historic special trait – back in time – which is not only important for those individuals to have an opportunity to pay  commemoration to their fallen great-grandfather on the front,  but to present the patronage of to-day’s generation, to get acquainted with historic venues where Central European‘s  soldiers fought and died during the First World War.

The train runs along  the Semmering Hage through the world’s first high-mountain railway line, which was handed over in 1854. During the journey, the train pass through 14 tunnels, 16 viaducts and more than 100 stone bridges and gateways  fitting  into the mountainous landscape.

During  rolling on the tracks, photo exhibitions and traditional military demonstrations can be seen. The lectures of the historians of the First Great War are complementing the program. At the Orpheum car,  János Csík with his friend musicians will be playing  those soldiers  songs, sang during  the war.

Ticket Reservation: www.mavnosztalgia.hu

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

The 33rd. European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships – Budapest – 2017.

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May, 19. – 21. 2017. – Budapest

A new European Champion will be crowned at the László Papp Sports Aréna in the Hungarian capital, so we were told at to-day’s  press conference  held by: Dr. Judit Körmendy-Ékes – Chairman of the Hungarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Association, Sándor Altorjai – Secretary General of the Hungarian Gymnastics Association, Miklós Vaszily – CEO of the Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA), Erika Deutsch-Lazsányi – Head of the Technical Committee of the Hungarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Association, Andrea Kovács – Competition Director.

At the press event, among other things, it was revealed who will be the members of the Hungarian national team, and who are the world stars to enter the carpet at the arena.

A new generation of stars will emerge in Budapest. In fact, only two former individual medallists are on the roster, Belarussian – Katsiaryna Halkina and Azerbaijan – Marina Durunda.

Already, 36 Federations have had confirmed their participation, with 84 individual senior gymnasts, and 150 junior gymnasts competing in the group exercise. Halkina will be joined by new colleagues Alina Harnasko and Yulia Isachanka who impressed in the junior Championships last year in Holon (ISR). From RussiaAleksandra Soldatova and the Averina twins, Dina and Arina. Viktoria Mazur and first-year senior Olena Diachenko will represent the Ukraine.

Known big name as from Kseniya Moustafaeva – France, Linoy Ashram Veinberg and Victoria Filanovsky – Israel and from Italy – new star Alexandra Agiurgiuculese will meet with Hungarian talentsAlexandra Kis, Míra Váray and Fanni Pigniczcki. In the junior team: Eszter Ákoshegyi, Korinna Borda, Cintia Földi, Dorottya Györe, Anna Juhász,, Emma Juhász, Dea Várkonyi will be on the carpet at the Arena.

Three days with the talented European Rhythmic Gymnastics  rolling the Hoop –  Ball  – Clubs –  Ribbon is a fine and pleasant time to spend the week-end experience an exciting artistic gymnastics by talented sporty girls.

Friday, May, 19. – 10 a.m. (Most wanted for the Hungarian sporty girls to have full house in cheering at the Arena!)

Juniors Group Qualification – Age 13-15 – (1st presentation)

Opening Ceremony

Seniors Individual Qualification – Age 16+ – (Hoop & Ball)

Saturday, May, 20. – 10 a.m.

Juniors Group Qualification – Age 13-15 – (2nd presentation)

Juniors Group Award Ceremony

Seniors Individual Qualification – – Age 16+  –  (Clubs & Ribbon)

Team Award Ceremony

Sunday, May, 21. – 10 a.m.

Juniors Group Final

Juniors Group Award Ceremony

Seniors Individual Apparatus Finals (Hoop & Ball & Clubs & Ribbon)

Seniors Apparatus Award Ceremony

Gala (reminder to the Gala, for those interested and wish to be present at the show must hurry up to purchase their tickets because they have already been largely sold out!)

Alexandra Kis will be competing for the first time in the senior European Championships. She is 17 years old. Started the rhythmic gymnastics  at the age of six. She is relishing the opportunity to show what she is capable of and will do she can to impress family, friends and the audience at the Laszlo Papp Arena.

Children tickets between the age 6-12 years – 50% discount.  At purchasing over 20 tickets – 20% discount from original tickets price
The discounts can not be combined. Tickets at  www.jegymester.hu

http://www.ueg.org/images/event/131/20170425%20NOM%20entries%20list.pdf

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Visit Gyula … Sights – Sounds – Gourmands … Just for You!

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 Chapter2. Connected update to the https://rollinginbudapest.com/2017/03/13/vii-gyulai-sausage-and-sodarmustra-2017/

Gyula is a relative small City, just about 30000 inhabitants. Yet, there are a lot of locals and tourist  visitors throughout the year and whether being a gobbler or just a modest gourmand, at Gyula will find the right place to  satisfy hunger and thirst.

Spending almost the whole day at the Sausage and Sódamustra press meeting, along with visiting the Gyula Pálinka Manufacture – tasting hall, went to the Patrióta Restaurant for supper.  It is a family business run by Katalin Nyári  and Árpád Csiszér since 2008. The professional service, is a real authentic Hungarian restaurant served real tasty good food. The chief obviously loves his profession, really nice flavours and creative compositions. His wife, being the service staff, has a diverse knowledge of wine and foodies. The interior of the restaurant is clear and simple, and very friendly, similar to the typical Hungarian small restaurants, but if you enter you feel more, because you will get a wonderful journey on enjoying the dishes. The restaurant is near of the center of Gyula, half way among the Castle and Gyula’s center. The couple pays a lot of attention to their suppliers, and to their quality, everything is made fresh. Was cared as royal feast, experienced the novelty of goulash jelly and those who prefer beef surely wish to recommend to taste the tender beef cheek with heavenly excellent homemade croquettes. Attention for the fish lovers …  the whole baked trout, fresh, tasty and juicy. Outside of Budapest’s restaurants, this restaurant is a small jewel’s of south-east Hungary. Also for the 3rd time ranked as the only restaurant in Békés county in TOP 100 of the National Dining Guide.

It would be difficult to put in words the wide range of delicacies surprised us by the restaurant, but the night was still ahead and János Kocsis – tour guide lead us through the quiet peaceful town. Closing the day turning into the night, entered the Guinness Pub – the only Irish pub in Gyula – where the welcoming happened hand-in-hand by Guinness on the tap and got loose with live blues music … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTNFgTroGSY

Last but not least, when thinking where to spend your week-end or holidays visit Gyula, where a handful of events, with sights and sounds to enjoy will be at your fingertips. A large number of hotels can choose by visiting the home page of  “Visit Gyula”

Chapter3  … The Castle Bath & Aqua Palace  and  the visit to Castle Almásy coming up.

Update  and snaps Aggie Reiter

VII. Gyulai Sausage and „Sódarmustra” – 2017.

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The first whiff of spring arrives to the City of Gyula!

Chapter 1.

March, 31 – April, 2.  2017. – Mark the date at your Gastro Calendar!

Even though Gyula is worthwhile to visit anytime of the season, the coming event not in the peak season is to bring together families, friends and enjoy the delicious, mouth-watering yummies outdoor in the ray of the early spring.

This year it will be held for the seventh time the Sausage and Sódarmustra Festival. The main goal of this event is to present internationally with presentations, to popularization and to introduce experience-focused exhibition, by showing the traditional way with smoked products and sausages. One of the curiosities of the festival will be the “growers” trade competition. The Gyulai Sausage already been listed in a remarkable place of „Hungaricum”  goods and this festival is also a fine time to present by showing the traditional way smoked products and sausages are made. These were the introduction words by the Dr. Ernő Görgényi – Major of Gyula at the press gathering in the  Gyulai Pálinka House.  Also said, Q.: As part of this event will be continuing the popular series of guess the weight of the ham. He/She who guess at as closely as possible the weight of the Sódar will be the winner and to take home whole ham. A couple of highlights … Craft fair, Theme Park, participate at a professional presentation to learn about the “Gyulai Sódar”  at the HQ’s of Gyulai Traditional Butchers’ Association  guided tour to visit the Museum and tasting sausage. In addition to the 3Days event, many colorful concert program will be to entertain the visitors. On Friday, the focus will be on rollicking music, including the Republic  and the Familiar faces, Pernahajder Campbell, Over3  and the Dirty Slippers bands  step on stage. Over the years has become a prestigious cultural and gastronomic festival, which in terms of tourism is of paramount importance.” 

Aliz Komoróczki – managing director – Gyula Tourism Office,  spoke about the population of Gyula which has 30000 inhabitants. The city is offering so much to see and visit in the aspect of tourism. The city has 5000 beds at 3, 4 and 5 star hotel and a number of rent a room and apartments.  Mainly, known already by locals and foreigners who yearly came to enjoy the healing strength of the mineral spa at the Gyula Castle Bath – Aqua Palace. The opening of last year the Almásy Palace after reconstruction already well received by the locals and even visitors arriving outside of Gyula. The city’s main goal is to be at hand serving its resident all the locally prepared and produced honey, beer, pálinka, confectionery, hand-made bonbons, veggyies, food, meat and last but not least the famous Gyulai Pálinka. This is biggest sausage festival.  The guests once again are welcomed with local products which is an important fact for the city.  The city has so much to share with its visitors. Mainly, Gyula Castle Bath – Aqua Palace with its medical Spa is the highlight of the city. The opening of last year the Almásy Palace, after its reconstruction already well received by the locals and even visitors arriving outside of Gyula. And now in the south-east of the country has become as tradition the country’s biggest sausage festival and needless to say welcomes its guests once again.

The event organizer: Tibor Bórdás commemorated the tradition year-by-year as the  introducing their famous butchers of Gyula.  Added, all professional appearance emphasis on the city’s gastronomic and touristic values. ​​During the festival will be presented the city’s rich region gastronomic and opportunity in displaying local values. At the event the visitors may learn the way of the traditional meat processing and its customs.  Can taste the real Hungarian pork dishes  highlighted the main organizer. The Gyula System Ltd. has managed to win the Gyulai Butchers Association of Traditional – culinary programs related technical supervisor of the event, ensuring a high standard of professional gastronomic. This year, for the first time proclaiming the Viharsarki Sausages Championship. Beside the sausages also traditional practices: as hams and smoked products will be at the international competition. Both taking place on the opening day of the competition and applicants are more than welcome  by registration.  Last year there were 117 entries, such as from Transylvania and Highland  bringing their handicraft products. Also there has been interest to join this unique festival from Germany and Spain  highlighted the main organizer.

For the media representatives a demo was shown how  the famous home-made Gyulai sausage is produced on the spot by  Imre Dinya – small producers – owner of Gyula Sausage manufacture and served  for tasting. Also at the press gathering the representatives were taken on a Palinka route in tasting dozens of winner of the world spirits awarded  Gyulai Pálinka Manufactory Ltd., at the Tasting Hall.

The coming week-end is worthwhile not to be missed to join by Hungarians and foreigners to the well-intensity programs to the quality of meat products offering special dining experience, serving excellent,  home-made prepared offers by “craft” butchers hams, smoked meats, sausages entice guests to taste. In addition to the traditional meat-processing practices, methods, of course, the presence of the majority of the pork dishes can be tasted during the event. Also keep in mind to pay a visit downtown the superb sophisticated and cozy place the Guinness Pub.

An excellent opportunity to take a break to join Gyulai Sausage and Sódarmustra

by locals and foreigners to Visit Gyula!

Visitors will be guaranteed at the time being not to be disappointed as gaining experiences on the tasting tour. Excellent food, meat products, Hungarian pálinka  and display of crafts at hand will be filled with the cavalcade of colorful programs for adults and children.

The event ticket is required. Daily ticket: 1000HUF. The 3-day pass: 2500HUF.  Free admission under the age of 10 years.

Chapter 2. with sights and sound coming soon!

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter