Posts Tagged ‘Budapest’

Spooktakular event in-and-outside Budapest!

 

Spooktakular event … the ghosts are coming out during the evening – till dawn … not to be missed … Weekend October. 26 – 28. 2018.

By the end of October will be farewell to Halloween at one of the traditional Pumpkin Festival!

The celebration of ancient Celtic traditions dates to the night of October 31, the night before the All Saints, at night. There has been a growing popularity in Hungary, or might not, but it is certain that the celebration of Celtic witches, ghosts and other demons has been transformed into a good-nature, fanciful, costume-inspired, pumpkin-shaped, pumpkin-filled party with a slight fright. There are lots of ridiculous venues to go throughout Hungary to meet spooky folks …  and telling you … still in time to purchase the props.

Indeed have a full night spooking around the Heroes’ Square … Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) is the largest and most impressive square in Budapest

Bring your own hand-carved Halloween Jack O’Lanterns to the Heroes’ Square. Pick a great Halloween costume … usually not required, but if you don one, you will have fun! Telling you … still in time to purchase the props. and of course bring your own pumpkin.  A really cool annual free event.

Outside the Capital, just mentioning  a couple of cities  where the locals and foreigners might be around, to get/to be at these superb venues to splash into the mood for a fabulous ’Spooky Night”!

October 27 – 5th Halloween Run  – Gyula

October 31 – Halloween at the Wildlife Park – Szeged

October 27 – Cheese and Gastronomic Festival and Agricultural Exhibition – Kistelek

October 27 – Sell and Buy on Anna’s Grove – Szarvas

October 27 –  5 p.m. – Lantern Exercise – Hatvan

October 26-29. – from 7 p.m. till midnight – Night of Fear –Debrecen

October 28 – Pumpkin Lantern in the evening at the Lake Tisza Eco center – Poroszló

For more whereabouts log onto Tourinform cultural program suggestions, you can see the spooky figures close to you.

 

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

“Pharmacist of the Year” – “My Favorite Pharmacy” – 2018

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On the Széchenyi Square – Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace – Budapest, heard the announcement of the results held in Balatonalmáth on October 10-11 at the XXVIII. At the National Congress of Pharmacists.

Learned at the press conference, the Pharmacists of the Year and the Favorite Pharmacy Campaign were organized for the 8th time, and this year focus on the goal at improving health services. The public and professional public were also addressed during both campaigns. The customers had the opportunity to submit in mail and online ballots nominating their favorite pharmacy member and favorite pharmacy. The selection was made in anonymous mode, taking into account the voters’ experience of their content, their cordial co-operation, their professionalism and, last but not least, the medicine on the basis of professional knowledge.

The press conference  was held by dr. Mikola Bálint – President of the National Association of Private Pharmacists, Dr. to Antal Samu – Chair of the Pharma Assurance Committee and by moderated by Gábor Torjai, managing director of Nero Solution.

The two winners of the campaigns also were invited to attend the press conference dr. Boglárka Szilva – Pharmacist of the Year  from Heves County and dr. György Gődény –  owner  of „True Pearl  Pharmacy” at Nagykálló –  Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.

The 2 winners both officially were acknowledged with a diploma and a statue previously at Balatonalmáth  at the XXVIII. National Congress of Pharmacists.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

 

Update Aggie Reiter

Central Market Hall – National Days – Poland – Budapest

Guest Poland

September, 25 – 27. 2018

Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Central Market Hall has traditionally held the “National Days” of many nations over the years

Local and foreigner visitors will be introduced customs and traditions, also can see the products of the famous Polish handicraft, introduced by Cepelia, the folk art association of Poland. Products made of leather, fur, amber, silver jewellery, handmade Boleslawiec ceramic products, wooden toys, special Polish children shoes, textiles for kids’ room and cotton bedding will be introduced, as well. A real Polish 3 days atmosphere with folk music.

Within the 3days planning your trip to Poland, get information about the coming season …  wintry journey as it brings you close to the warm heart of Poland’s long-standing customs.

At the venue taste of Poland cold cuts, extraordinary honey products and special types of wheat brought by the Rol-Apis-Bud company.

Update Aggie Reiter

Hungarian Days @ Central Market Hall – Budapest -2018

Hungarian Days are here again at the Central Market Hall.

District, IX., 1-3. Vámház Blvd.

Thursday, September, 18. until Thursday, September, 20. 2018.

Open throughout: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

On the three-day exhibition handicrafts and products of about 30 Hungarian farmers and artists such as … egg painters, gingerbread makers, wood-carvers, basket-weavers, embroideries, potters, zither makers, weavers, bead makers … will be on display and for sale during the event. On the spot visitors can get information about manufacturing some of these handicrafts. The aim of the popular event, which has been organized for more than a decade, is to present the work of the Central Market Hall and the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry and to promote Hungarian craftsmanship.

The National Days in the Central Market Hall is arranged during the weekdays throughout the year when one of the countries in the world shows their products, culture, cuisine, and tourism in Budapest.

No entry ticket is needed to attend it is free of charge at these cultural days in the Central Market Hall. Anyone may roll along the paths not just „window shopping” but collect some fondly items Made in Hungary.

Update Aggie Reiter

Reopen Medieval Jewish Prayer House – Buda Castle District

The legends are revealed – Buda Castle – Medieval Jewish Synagogues

Re-opening event … rewind 35o years. Three main purpose regarding the reopen: re-imaging initiation, rabbi inauguration and placing the completed Torah scroll and exhibition.

The 350 years old Hungarian Jewish prayer house will be re-opening again which is one of the oldest pray house. This will be organized on the occasion of the 5779th Jewish New Year. Inauguration ceremony returns to the religious and social life of the former prayer room walls will hear the Jewish prayer words of which were heard before the last Buda Castle Turkish occupation. Thanks to an agreement between the Unified Hungarian Israelite Community (EMIH), the Budapest History Museum, the Metropolitan Municipality and the Municipality of Understanding.

During the late Medieval and Ottoman period the Buda Castle area was residential venue. The prayer house was built at the end of the 14th century baring the former name: Zsidó Street (Jew Street). To-day the street’s name known as 26 Táncsics Mihály Street. On the south side of the building it was divided by a Gothic pillar. On the north side of the arched windows framed chapel were preserved the women’s former place of worship.  Can be seen on the ground floor the residential building from the Buda Jews in late medieval and later the Ottoman resident.   In 1964, it was discovered the underground synagogue with monumental research of the building and then reconstructed. Following the research was found the XVII. century Jewish inscriptions and depictions. Among the ruins was found mikvah and a synagogue completely destroyed, which was revealed in the early 2000s, but have also been buried – without signaling or placing a memorial plaque.

From the left side of the building gate to the south, Budapest Historical Museum obtains significant collection of the Jewish tombstones of the Middle Ages and the series of stories on the walls of the Prayer reminiscent  the life and history of Buda Judaism.

Beside the role of the re-opening religious house of worship function, an exhibition of religious treasures will be open again in September 2018.

Update Aggie Reiter

Herald News – Neverland – Bar – Escape Room – Budapest

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Upon the press invitation visited the newest entertainment spot in Budapest

District, VII., 22-24 Dohány Street.

Was led around the venue and was told that the idea acctually was born in Hungary and the successful Hungarian idea proven at a couple of the States in America and now-a-days is rethought and returned to Budapest!

Opening coming up soon and visitors are invited from Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Budapest nearby to the party district, creates a new kind of spooky parting out environment within September opening.

Neverland is the perfect example of why the image of the “stubborn Hungarian” will never change. Why? Because the escape rooms – Hungarian real-time adventure games – are currently one of Budapest’s main tourist attractions, alongside the ruins.
You find the experience here unmatchable and will be rewarded with excitement and laughter.

At the moment not sure when will the opening g take place, but it happens it will be from Monday – Sunday between 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. at District VII., 22-24 Dohány Street.

This is a fantastic place for those tired of traditional café and pubs but still looking for simply a cuppa tea and/or homemade lemonade.

If you are looking for somewhere to have a relaxed conversation with friends while having a beer or wine… pull up a chair! There they will know what you exactly what your thinking of.

BAR – Open for not only private events but friends gathering. In addition to premium spirits and craft beer, sheer excitement and wonder will not only be in your glass. Also the Neverland is a grand place with has all-day breakfast available with American-style meals and great drinks. On the menu, you will find tasty treats like crispy deep-fried Jalapeño Poppers and sizzling prawns in garlic sauce served.

THE ESCAPE ROOMS – Hungarian real-time adventure games, unmatchable and rewarded with excitement and laughter. The game is about entertaining fun where you can escape from reality. The game is about entertaining fun where you can escape from reality. In an escape room the game relies on solving diverse tasks as a team so you can break out within 60 minutes. You will be given all the important information before the game begins. The price of the room is 3500HUF/person. The rate varies depending on the day of the week, the time you wish to play, and the number of people in your team. All rooms have a maximum of 7 participants.

THE VR EXPERIENCE – Virtual reality is part of the fascinating world of interactive entertainment. Technology brings you into an elusive, surreal realm, removing the lines between reality and fiction. From the moment you pick up your VR Glasses, you forget the world around you while you fall into another world.

PRIVATE ROOM – The private room has the exclusive look, unique not only in its distinctive style, the exclusive atmosphere, ambiance, and personalized services create a truly VIP experience to the special guests. On request, our private, well-separated room can offer you a pianist and your own bartender as well as many other amenities you may desire. Water pipes, cigars, and pianists complete the sensual atmosphere along with your very own bartender serving  missing whiskeys such as the deluxe Johnnie Walker Black Label, the stylish Old Pulteney from Northern Scotland and the 16-year-old Lagavulin Whiskey the Duke of Whiskey. This deep, smoky drink is especially recommended for those who like to indulge long into the night. In addition to the many exclusive services they offer for VIP guests.

Further information get in touch through josep.zara@neverland.hu with Josep Zara – event guru.

Below are some games description to live through e.g. … Want to be rich, not dead! … Here is a great opportunity…a big win coming! Obviously, in a bad situation, so it’s time to put everything on the line! The Great Wild West Poker Tournament is waiting for you, the prize is half a million dollars! But there is a problem … there is no chance cause the royal flush or two pairs. We will arrange to get arrested and plan our escape later!

Another e.g. … Celebrating at the hotel bar when an armed gang attacked. Not long after, you found yourself in a ruined mansion, the former home of a wizard. There are papyrus rolls on the desk, and you are stunned to learn you are in the year 1525! You cling to one another frightfully, then search for something to help you get back to your time. There is a crystal ball and in it, you see a meowing cat with a key dangling from its neck. You are all certain finding this key is will solve your situation. You have one chance to get back: you have to find the wizard’s cat!

Also mention another superb experience as You and your fellow prisoners are condemned to death. Your lawyers have done everything they can, but all appeals have been rejected. Your nerves have been crushed by waiting, and the priest called to comfort you through your last hours brings no peace. Time’s up. You are alone with your thoughts in the cold cell. There are 60 minutes until the execution. Can you escape your destiny?

Beside many games here you go g.e. …It is the year 2041. You are on a spaceship on your way to the planet Tante … the lonely planet. You were in a state of hibernation, and, after traveling many years a meteor shower has caused damage to some systems. This has caused some of the hibernation systems to disengage earlier than planned. Co-ordination systems are down, but the dashboard timer is still fully operational. You have 60 minutes before oxygen runs out. If you cannot find a closer planet capable of sustaining life, you lose.

Further updates as they come available.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Rhoda Scott barefooted organ Queen – Budapest

Rhoda Scott 80. with Lady Quartet’s fantastic concert

Sunday, November, 11. 2018. 6:00 p.m.

Papp László Budapest Sports Arena.

Rhoda Scott is one of the world’s greatest organists. Equally at ease with classical music as with jazz, gospel and blues. Born in New Jersey, USA, the eldest daughter of an itinerant Methodist minister, Rhoda grew up in the atmosphere of the black churches on the East Coast of the United States. While in the environment of many gospel singers, whom she accompanied beginning at the early age of 8, she acquired her incredible instrumental and vocal feeling.

Originally a self-taught musician, at the age of 25 she emerged from the Manhattan School of Music in New York with her Master’s degree in music and honors for the highest scholastic standing in the graduating class.

She made her debut at Count Basie’s Lounge in Harlem where she was “adopted” by all the big names in jazz. She played at the MIDEM in Cannes and her explosive international career took off.

On the bottom line … Rhoda once said, there was a time when she felt coming back to Hungary as to her home.  Most sure that in her last life, she was Hungarian as her hunger began with writing her diploma work on the Kodály method and Bartók’s folk collections.

Not want to mess Rhoda’s concert, mark the date in your calendar. The organizer of the Budapest concert is the Danubius Music Production Office.

Update Aggie Reiter

Actores Alidos | Galanías – Sardinian women’s songs – Budapest

Actores Alidos | Galanías – Sardinian women’s songs

June, 9. 2018. 8 p.m.

Várkert Bazár  District, I.,  2-6. Ybl Miklós Square  Budapest

Within the framework of the Budapest Cappella Festival and the HaHó Europe, Tradition Month or the Heritage Connections, the Várkert Bazár on stage is the Actores Alidos female singing ensemble.

In Sardinia, the term “galanìas” is used for beautiful, precious things. The Actores Alidos Choir, led by Valeria Pilia, wants to emphasize the cultural value of the singing of singing women with this new music initiative. The female vocal is recognized not only by its harmonious and performing beauty, but also by the valuable and unparalleled performance of the community also because of its role as a substitute social role, as it accompanies all phases of life, from birth to death. The secular women were singing with intent not to act, but from a deeply rooted need: in raising the cradle of their children, in religious ceremonies, in the farewells of the dead but singing at work, they sang to suppress loneliness and illness to entertain the children to recall their passionate love and with cheerful, funny lines to ease everyday hard work.

The band members are: Valeria Pilia, Elisa Marongiu, Roberta Locci, Valeria Parisi, Diana Puddu, Orlando Mascia

To visit the concert is free of charge.

Update Aggie Reiter

Hungexpo Travel Fair 2018 – The Explorer is/was in you … just gave the inspiration!

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It ended this  March  organized between 1-4. at the Hungexpo – Budapest Fair Center, the 41st Journey Exhibition.

Travel 2018 – “The Explorer is/was in you …  just gave the inspiration!”

Optimism and continuous growth. Such are the traits of international and domestic tourism, which have also defined the recently concluded 41st Travel Exhibition. The event held 280 exhibitors from 23 countries introduce for more than 25 000 visitors at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center. The domestic guest of honor was Hévíz, whilst on this occasion, the foreign guest of honor was Morocco.

At the stands, Hungarian and foreign exhibitors talked about the latest trends of international and domestic tourism and it was good to see in person the familiar foreign faces who are almost coming home when arriving to the Hungexpo Travel Fair.

Guest city of Hungary was: Hévíz -Lake Balaton received the Hungaricum Award Hévíz Gyógyfürdő a prestigious international award in 2017.  The city which previously relied on the visits of Russian tourists was hit hard by the financial crisis, yet through the cooperation of the private and business spheres, it managed to overcome the slump after a few years with its regional partners and just closed a record-breaking year.In additional to developments at the Hévíz Balaton Airport and  further achievements will increase people to heal and relax by the warm mineral water source.

Guest of honor foreign country: Morocco. On the official opening day, Mohammed Sajid, the Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Morocco  held a presentation. As he said,  Just as in Hungary the driving force of tourism to be developed in  Morocco is in getting more attractive as well. Tourism relations between Hungary and Morocco last autumn were closer when MUISZ and the Moroccan National Tourist Office signed a cooperation agreement. Accordingly, the Association of Hungarian Travel Agencies will hold a meeting on 23-26 March 2018. will hold its Spring Assembly in Morocco, the venue will be in Marrakech and the participants will also visit Agadir’s resort town.

For many in the past the famous movie Casablanca already warmed the hearts to visit Morocco. Now-a-days it takes only 3.5Hs to land in a country that has thousands of faces. You can visit whilst being there the stroking waves by Sea and also enjoy the green-green oceanic landscape, visit the highest altitudes known by the flat Atlas mountains, barren deserts and enjoy the sparkling sun in the snow-covered landscape. There is a distinct contrast to each other.

Had a fruitful and interesting conversation with Ms.Bouchra Adnane – office manager at Atlas Tours in Algadir, professional tourism experts!…who told so many interesting information about Morocco, I feel in love on the spot to feel and see it with my own two eyes. At first to be ready as to visit a country of colors: If you really want a relaxing holiday, you should seriously consider choosing a city on the Atlantic coast, that is,  Agadir. Who is looking for a hot desert the gem of the country their place is Merzouga. Casablanca, the place of old houses is increasingly populated by modern buildings. The Blue City of Morocco: Chefchaouen, in the ray sunshine (almost everywhere), blue buildings radiate almost peace of mind. She also mentioned the oldest royal city: Fes, the medieval medina, is the world’s most preserved inner city. The Ouzoud Falls are near the High Atlas Mountains is simply breathtaking and one of Morocco’s most beautiful natural wonders. The office manager surely gave appetite to love Morocco to upload experience about country to have a chance to fly the next day.

The Indonesian exhibition is always renewed with a breathtaking presentation, as it was recently as well, with the introduction of traditional country costumes, accompanied by different spicy and non-spicy food tasting.

Before ending the rather long update wish to draw your attention to one of the peacefulness place outside of Hungary which is at where the tourist visitors number has been growing the heights. This venue is Park Gallanti – Holiday Village – Italy. As Mr. Mario Visentini director said: Q: It will also run this year the latest, furnished bungalows where every day is a great day, because the magic of nature holds new surprises. The calm Sea, the long and wide beaches, the nearby silent landscape for families who want a quiet break, that’s the place to be.

As in the previous year arrived from Austria to the exhibition Ms. Sylvia Brudniak – sales manager – Octoberfest Office to spread the news about one of the most wanted events by locals and foreigners. Namely: “The Austrian Octoberfest” – Austria’s largest traditional customs and Wiesn-Festival.  Information in-depth  to the September, 27 to October, 14. 2018 at the Kaiserwiese meadow at the Vienna Prater Park will be soon coming. Until then worth to mark your calendar to keep in mind.

Just as in the past years, the Gastronomy Courtyard was highly successful, whereas showcased the various cuisines of the world.

Update and snaps: Aggie Reiter

Made in Italy – Italian Design Day … between revival and modernity!

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 Ambassador of Italy to Hungary H.E. Massimo Rustico, opened and moderated the Italian Design Day at the Budapest Music Center in Budapest.

Made in Italy – between revival and modernity!

At the event participated owners and representative who spoke about the  yesterday-today-tomorrow designs.

– STUDIO SANTACHIARA – Welcoming words was made in the horizons of the Italian Design by Arch. Denis Santachiara – “Ambassador for the Italian Design Day”

– BENETTI YACHTS – Design in the luxury yacht industry. A layback history: 1873 – Lorenzo Benetti (1844-1914) buys the shipyard Darsena Lucca and establishes the Benetti shipyard which he directs for the next forty years, assisted by his sons Gino and Emilio towards the end of his tenure. 1873 – 1904 – Lorenzo Benetti launches over 30 vessels; five schooners, three tartans, 13 brigantine’s, eight navicellis and three cutters. 1910 – Lorenzo Benetti secures state authorization to build his second shipyard in the Darsena Italia, where the registered office is still found today.With Lorenzo’s death in 1914, Gino and Emilio rename the shipyard Fratelli Benetti and continue their father’s business. 1927 – After Gino Benetti’s passing, his sons Giuseppe and Virgilio take his place, while Emilio’s sons Maurizio and Bertani assist their father. Between 1873 – 1935  the Benetti shipyards launch over 100 sailing vessels: 21 schooners, three tartans, 63 brigantines, 12 navicellis, seven cutters, six barkentines and  three giga yachts of 100mt and longer.

– PAOLO CASTELLI – Inheritance can be a burden, but it can fulfill one’s  life-goal. From manufacturing design furniture  – an iconic collection of inspiration and creations. For example during the presentation by short video was introduced the 21st century lighting and fine furniture. Basic on the Bolonese Cathedral of Lights emotionally touched Paolo Castelli. The basic idea was born there. The image of hanging water drops caught his eyes.  The final product made of Murano glass which are used to depict the water drop as a spotty long water drop, coated with 24 gold coat. The furniture and other items are made by hand and not by serial production.The elegant design can be followed through the twenties, thirties, forties by Paolo Castelli SpA to be able to realize small and/or large supplies or interventions in private or public, as well as renovations, renovations and supplies of bespoke furniture for libraries (Manica Lunga library), airports (Alitalia Dolce Vita Lounge – Fiumicino Airport), hospitality, Gallerie d’Italia in Milan, museums, private residences, auditoriums and offices as well as in the naval sector.

– ALFA ROMEO – Has been pure Italian, the motor sport legend, a symbol of craftsmanship and elegance. This coming year Alfa Romeo will show up again at the F1 again!  From the Grand Prix racers of the 1930’s, to the beautiful 8C 2900 that dominated the Mille Miglia, to the Giulietta of the 1960’s, the Alfa Romeo mark is loved by car collectors all over the world.

– SICIS -“The world is a mosaic “- creating the essence of luxury Italian style such as: mosaic tiles for floors, wall coverings, exterior cladding and much more beside many others also the Louis Vuitton chairs. Marble has been the very first material used by Sicis. The marble collection goes from the classic and traditional decorations to more modern patterns thanks to the new cutting edge technique developed by the company. The possibilities are infinite, and allow to personalize every realization considering the taste and budget of the client.

– MASERATI – The glamour and excellence of high-tech design. For more than a century Maserati is an Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer established on December, 1. 1914, in Bologna. The Maserati brothers, Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore, and Ernesto were all involved with automobiles from the beginning of the 20th century. Alfieri, Bindo and Ernesto built 2-litre Grand Prix cars for Diatto. In 1926, Diatto suspended the production of race cars, leading to the creation of the first Maserati and the founding of the Maserati mark. One of the first Maseratis, driven by Alfieri, won the 1926 Targa Florio. Maserati began making race cars.The trident logo of the Maserati car company is based on the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore. In 1920, one of the Maserati brothers, artist Mario, used this symbol in the logo at the suggestion of family friend Marquis Diego de Sterlich. It was considered particularly appropriate for the sports car company due to fact that Neptune represents strength and vigour. Additionally, the statue is a characteristic symbol of the company’s original home city. Alfieri Maserati died in 1932, but three other brothers, Bindo, Ernesto and Ettore, kept the firm going, building cars that won races. On July, 15. 2018., celebrate the passion of Alfa Romeo.  The Maserati tagline is “Luxury, sports and style cast in exclusive cars”, and the brand’s mission statement is to “Build ultra-luxury performance automobiles with timeless Italian style, accommodating bespoke interiors, and effortless, signature sounding power”. The company’s headquarters are now in Modena, and its emblem is a trident.

– DAMIANI GROUP – The expression of the Italian jewelry worldwide. The history of Damiani jewelry is that of an Italian family with a deep-rooted tradition and a passion for the art of jewelry making. The history of Damiani jewelry is that of an Italian family with a deep-rooted tradition and a passion for the art of jewelry making. Bridal Jewelry was said to be a fine touch for engagement, wedding, luxury watches and special occasions.

– Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. Some of the keystrokes were also revealed … the founder of the office, Péter Bordás, spoke about projects that have been hidden from the eyes of the general public – and more famous works such as the Nagyerdei Stadium or the Korda Filmpark. First-hand information on the key design-oriented venues and institutions in the Hungarian capital were being discussed.

Update and snaps: Aggie Reiter