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The 4th International Day of Yoga and 3rd Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India

June, 23 till 24 2018.

The 4th International Day of Yoga & 3rd Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India is coming up again thanks to the awesome support, initiative by Indian Embassy in Hungary.

On June 21, we celebrate International Yoga Day worldwide.

The following the successes of the past three years, the Hungarian Embassy in India working together with local prominent yoga schools with different programs to draw attention to the health conscious life style among the people who follow India’s traditions, all the arts, both in the field of ancient healing.

The festival will be rolling in throughout 21 cities in Hungary! It will be a Week-End full of Yoga, Indian Dance, Music, Food, Henna and much more! Do not be surprised in the cities below when hearing traditional music from India.

Here are the cities to join Enjoy – Yoga: Saturday, June, 23. at the Margaret Island Athletic Center (Margitszigeti Atlétikai Centrum) – Budapest. Outside the Capital same timing at different cities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. may join the Yoga Festival at the following venues: Alsóörs, Balatonfüred, Békécsaba, Eger, Esztergom, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Nagykanizsa, Nagykőrös, Nyíregyháza, Somogyvámos (Krisna Valley), Sopron, Szeged, Szentendre, Veszprém and Zalakaros.

Sunday,  June, 24.,  the Yoga goes on at  the cities of: Pécs, Sárvár, Debrecen and Győr during: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

During this year’s holiday series, local yoga schools will showcase the ancient practice of yoga, which has a Common Protocol called Yoga. The program is jointly Ankita Sood yoga expert who worked in the local schools of yoga, who is the Embassy of India, Yoga expert delegate to Budapest.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will send two ensemble this year’s festival; 10-member Namame Gange Bharatnatyam Society and 10-member Manipuri Folk Dance Group.

NamameGange Bharatnatyam dance troupe perform a dramatic choreography of India’s holiest river, the Ganges what has been revered as sacred since ancient times and is culturally dominant for the whole of India. The topic of the lecture India and Hungary symbolic cultural integration via the two rivers, the Danube and the historic holy Ganges.

Manipuri folk dance group – Cholet Pung, which is a big artistic rarities and specially choreographed stage show. This is the first time that North East India folk dance group coming to Hungary.

Music and dance programs, public yoga classes will be organized by the Indian Embassy of the aforementioned cities across the country. There will be Bollywood film screenings as well. Indian art in high levels experienced Hungarian artists are also included in the series of programs

To participate at any of the a/m cities is free of charge. Everyone who already practise Yoga and the newcomers, interested in the India traditional culture are more than welcome.

Update Aggie Reiter


Visit „Night of the Museum” – Budapest and throughout Hungary – 2016.

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Whether you are a thrifty culture vulture  or you are just planning an awesome stay, looking for cool things to do this upcoming „Museum Nights” in Budapest or at  any other cities in Hungary … catch up the art and at the great museums which feed your curious mind for only the price of one wrist strap. For adults 1500HUF, children 600HUF, under 6 years free of charge. The wrist strap can be purchased at the Budapest’s and regions museums participating in the event. For adults 1500HUF, children 600HUF, under 6 years free of charge. So with the bracelet  pay-what-you-wish hours handy! The wrist strap can be purchased at the Budapest’s and regions museums participating in the event.

This year in Budapest 60, at the city of Kecskemét 11 and at other regions cities 129 museums joined the program. The organisers announced there will be a call for applications for this year’s Night of the Museums in Kecskemét. These will motivate those public collections and galleries participating in the Night of the Museums to provide the richest offer of programs. The most innovative initiatives program will also be receiving the “public choice award”. The “Museum Night” starting off at noontime on June, 25. 2016 and ends 2.30 a.m. Some highlight places sure to be visited are: Bozsó collection, the International Ceramics Studio, the Photographic Museum and Leskowsky Instrument Collection  and other 47 locations await visitors this night. The venues can be reached back-and-forth on the local popular retro buses.

The theme of this year’s Night of the Museums is namely  “Heros, explorers, innovators” and its “Capital” is at the City of Kecskemét. It was the home town of József Katona, the writer of Bánk Bán – the message of patriotism. This year Hero Training – Hősképző will operate whist playing detective, and a number of other challenges and adventures await visitors to the museum that night. At the Deri Museum in Debrecen throughout the day the play’s heroes will encounter while remembering József Katona – Bank Ban and Melinda figure  when-and-where all over the city  the sharp-eyed visitors can catch a hold  of the pops up figures.

This year will be running in  Budapest as usually  BKK Museum Bus, which can make use of the  wristband holders. The buses take the visitors to seven different routes between  6 p.m. – 2.30 a.m. Visitors arriving to the Budapest’s museum may travel by the use of MÁV-START Zrt. or the GYSEV trains with 50% of casual round off the country from any domestic station of Budapest, Debrecen, Nagykanizsa, Szeged, Szombathely and Kecskemét trains arriving on June 25 evening until early the next morning. The discount ticketing options and usage conditions of the detailed information found at the MÁV group’s website In Budapest for the first time, namely environmental consciousness – electric cars will run between the smaller museums in the flagship event sponsor by E.ON.

The wristbands can be purchased at the Budapest museums participating in the program and locations, or co-operating partners of the event  also at the station’s ticket booth of  the BKK – Budapest Transport  Center. With the valid  wrist strap all the affiliated institutions in Budapest and outside the capital participating museums  can ride  to inspect the permanent and temporary exhibitions.  Better to keep in mind to the fact that some institutions are bound by the pre-registration entry due to limited spaces. Region admission tickets to local museums can be bought at the cities museums box office.

Wherever your footsteps take you … beside easing the hunger to cultural alternatives, … the local gastronomy places going around the clock is noteworthy to stop by as perfect way to start the Nights of the Museum!

Update by Aggie Reiter

6th Francophone Film Days and Festival – Budapest – 2016.

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From February, 26. 2016 – 6 March, 6. 2016. for the 6th occasion the Institut Français invites movie lovers to join Francophone Film Days –  2016, featuring drama, comedy, romance and thriller movies.

This year at two locations in Budapest, the Urania National Film Theater and Cirko-Geyser Cinema.  In addition to the film days, concert films, literatures and language programs, theater and dance performances, exhibitions, Q+A at lectures and social issues.

Beyond the screening in Budapest, the movies will head to be viewed at other cities in Hungary: Miskolc, Szeged, Pécs, Debrecen, Tatabanya, Székesfehérvár, Szombathely, Szolnok, Jaszbereny, Eger, Győr until the end of March, 2016.

During the FilmDays 30 movies, including 23 pre-premier will be screened.  Six movies from the Francophone countries Algeria, Belgium, France, Greece, Romania, Canada and Switzerland.

All films will in the original language, but a large number of them will be English subtitled. To gain further Francophone Film Days detailed useful information:

Update by Aggie Reiter

New trams on the horizon for Budapest – Hungary

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In the coming months in Budapest can be seen the old tram not running anymore, because a significant number of trams will be replaced by  the Spanish made – type CAF Urbos3 trams.

This year and in 2016, the total number 47, CAF Urbos3 type of trams  fully air-conditioned depending on the season’s need, also having low-floor assessable tram will arrive for the Budapest’s travelers said István Tarlós – Mayor of Budapest on the opening at the official ceremony. So, in the future the locals may see and have the experience rolling on the tracks in Budapest on the first CAF trams on several routes.

Also learn from the Mayor about the  number and size of the CAF fleet. A total of 47 trams will be  available to the travelers. These will be two types of trams in size. Thirty-five short and twelve in length  long trams.

There will be 35 short in length trams, allowing 200 people in use on the 34-meter long tram having 46 seats. The long tram in length can carry 345 individuals and having 81 seats. A longer version of this type barely beats the Combino trams, because of the length of 56 meters and within this figure it is the longest and highest capacity tram in the world.

The replacing CAF Urbos3 in Budapest belong to the same in type of family. These rolling trams are in use at many cities in Europe,  like in Debrecen, Freiburg, Zaragoza, Malaga, Besançon, Belgrade, Nantes and far away in Australia as well.

At the official ceremony was present the Ambassador of France to Budapest,Dr. Kálmán Dabóczi – Director of BKK and others representatives. After the ceremony boarded the CAF Urbos3 brand new tram and took a short ride.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Herald News … Campus Festival – City of Debrecen – Hungary – 2015.


July, 22.- July, 26. 2015.

The heat is on … building up the venue to welcome the audience to Campus Festival  2015.

Sharing the latest news to the forthcoming four days Festival at the North-East part of Hungary in Debrecen. Reaching the end to the full swing in building up the venue to welcome the audience to Campus Festival 2015.

The venue is easy to reach from the city center even on foot or few minutes by tram or local buses runs to the on-site  during the festival.

The gate opens on Wednesday at 2 p.m., from that time campers may enter and occupy their place. The camp area is equipped with sanitary.

More than four hundred musical, cultural, sporty, handicraft, and leisure activities awaits to get into the mood for the audience.  There will be Hungarian bands performing  on the major stages such as: Paddy and the Rats of the Lord, Deák Bill Blues Band, the Skafunderz Debrecen, Tankcsapda, Ákos, Magdolna Rúzsa, Quimby and Kowalsky and Vega, Vad Fruttik. Caro Emerald – jazz-pop diva from the Netherlands and one of the flagships of dubstep, Modestep also will be coming from the UK with live performance, similarly to the drum’n’bass dj Wilkinson and many more will fill the venue  to be worthwhile to stay at the colourful programs.

Beside the music varied gastronomic for empty stomach, nighttime movies  out in the Great Forest, literary programs”, special play of lights on the building on the Water Tower.

The Campus Festival is organised every year since 2002. Last year was  recorded a record  in having 70 000 visitors.

On the spot tickets are available, such as the weekly pass for 4 days: 15990HUF. Ticket for one day entry cost 6990HUF. Ticket for Wednesday, before Day1 cost: 2990HUF.

Update by Aggie Reiter


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Some folks were not even born in those days … some already screamed and shouted. Will be interesting to see what to-day’s  youngsters think about the movie.

Going out to the Uránia Cinema and to watch the Hard Days Night movie is like hitting two birds with one stone!

No need to raise your eyebrow, here comes the answer ….

The Urania Cinema is not only one of the oldest and prodigious cinema in Budapest, but also one of Europe’s most marvellous theater building, built-in neo-Moorish style -1894.  Way back in time, originally it was operating as a club, science promotional events later scene, eventually fated adventure movies and last but not least over the past years, beside classical and contemporary films. The Film Theater presents the world’s awesome productions sharing films taken at the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Moscow Bolsoj Ballet, the Saint Petersburg Mariinsky Theater, the London Royal Opera House, the National Theater, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater with their digital HD projectors and sound system these become very popular by the movie lovers.

It is also a moody meeting place for public to be in a superb environment to have a cuppa of tea and snacks whilst waiting to have your seat and watch one of your interested films. Well, this was just a short background added to the Uránia Cinema, as a drop of water into the Sea.

The real update is about THE FILM which most probably by millions around the world have had already seen when they were in their teens. Yup, talking about the „HARD DAYS NIGHT” Staring John Lennon R.I.P. , Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison R.I.P. and Ringo Starr, directed by Richard Lester.

The movie is celebrating its 50th anniversary and can be seen as digitally restored in high quality pictures and remastered 5.1 surround sound on the big screen. The film is coming out again in your town and all over the world again. The sound was mixed by Giles Martin, the Beatles producer George Martin’s son who’s name is also connected to the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

The movie takes place in ’64 and is a documentary, ​ shows a realistic picture in 24Hs where and what’s about to happen before a live recording the television show with the four lads from Liverpool, namely THE BEATLES … John, Paul, George and Ringo. The four lads decided for the first time not to pay too much attention to the rules they are given and go on their own to get a taste a bit of freedom. So they circumvented as many rules as they bear to do so. The figure that twists-and-turns the happenings is caused by Paul’s grandpa, who needs extra attention.  More than a dozen of well-known Beatles tunes fulfill the air at the cinema and listening to these „oldies” will surely bring back many folks cool and superb memories that’s for sure.

The „Hard Days Night” first comeback intro started on October, 30. 2014. at the Uránia Cinema in Budapest and in the forthcoming weeks it will be covered at 14 countrywide at main cinemas … at  Balatonfüred, Debrecen, Eger, Hévíz, Jászberény, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Poroszló, Salgótarján, Szeged, Szentgotthárd, Szolnok, Szombathely és Tapolca.

Update by Aggie Reiter


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Rolled over to Debrecen to be present at the press call announcing details to the forthcoming Campus Festival 2014. Let alone, it is still in its teens, yet a significant entertainment festival in the North-East part of Hungary.

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Lajos Kósa – major at Debrecen welcomed the media representatives and opened his talk by going back to the year 2009 in recalling the time when the festival’s venue was moved from the Vekeri lake-side to the city’s Great Forest (Nagyerdő). Later, in 2011 became the major cultural event at Debrecen  in the line of festivals. In 2013, sixty thousand guests arrived to the Campus festival. This year hopefully this number will double  itself. The major was pleased to say the festival’s venue is dressed up with the new sport arena which went through a complete reconstruction, as well as the park’s forest. Boating on the lake with frogs croak filling the air can be also a timeout possession to the festival goers.

Péter Miklósvölgyi – festival director, said during the festival at the campus festival more than 200 events will take place. Visitors arriving to the  festival are welcomed by local, domestic and international productions of all sort of genres of music. The festival covers approximately 20 acres, whereas  theater, cinema, sports, humor, art, poetry, kids corner and gastronomy will be for all age at the fingertips to visit. Also added it is highly important that  the festival has finally found the ground a permanent location to arrange such a multiple event. From now on they can focus on inviting a number of performers, let alone the sponsors and visitors to join the festival. One of the highlights of the event will be performing and celebrating its 25 yrs. on stage the „Tank Trap” (Tank Csapda) Jubilee concert on July, 26. 2014.

Zoltán Szilvássy – rector – University of Debrecen added that this year, around 180 square meters of extra space was established by the University for the purpose  who wish to get into the science world during the festival. The University Square will introduce spectacular experiments … here is just a hint  … the flaming rocks and many more will catch the eyes of the festival visitors.

Upon the end of the press gathering followed the “grand” competition  between the invited sporty and musician members. Athletes and musicians pulled on their boxing glovers, of course theoretically in a competition named:  „ Game without no borders”  whereas their strength, their skills, stamina was needed. The  first competition was a challenge of „Beer tapping” . Then came the car “Wheel replacement” on a Polski Fiat 500 made vehicle, following the Slalom with the football and after the excitement came the laughter by the end when musicians, sport  athletics invited folks went into  “Blowing bubbles”.

So first things first … the two musicians from the Tank Trap band” Laci Lukács and Sidi undertook the „beer tapping” number, but when it came to timeout Attila Vajda – Olympic champion canonist was the beer tapping winner. Then came the Polski Fiat 500 made vehicle’s wheel change event. For the musicians took a little over six minutes to change a wheel. The measured time of replacement did not really have had come any close to the timing in the stables at the circus of Formula1. Of course there was a little twist in the job … the screws, screwed them up a bit. Here, too, namely Balázs Ladányi –  hockey athletes was the winner in that particular challenge. Not only has the ice-hockey puck, but he also has the touch to handle the screws properly … preformed better.

At the football  Slalom venue, two girls ventured, Kitti Kudorhandball player DVSC-TVP, undoubtedly handled the ball with great experience. Odette  – singer volunteered for the job, as she said before the match, many years ago tried to get into playing football. Both girls did well to tip the ball. Here Kitti Kudor led the football first into the net.  The day’s last „challenge” was to how big and far the colored soap bubbles can be led away. So by the end the happy-go-lucky game took part  with all the sporty and musicians being back in time as in their childhood era and having fun. Beside the individuals in the competition, others from the both teams as observers were present: Musicians:  Szabolcs Papp – Super No, Wolfie – Punnany Massif and Kowalsky and Vega musicianAthletes: Norbert Michelisz – Motorsport racing,  Eva Risztov – Olympic champion swimmer, Agnes Szilagyi – DVSC TVP handball player, Tibor Dombi – DVSC-TEVA football player. 

Was a fine day, not just  the weather was in favor, because by the end of the programs dark, heavy clouds surrounded the area and later shocking rain poured not just at Debrecen but throughout the country.

 Most probably those who will take part and time to be at the Campus Festival will enjoy every minute , see what the Campus Festival at Debrecen  has come up to for those rolling in Debrecen.

Unfortunately, there is no English link at the Campus Festival’s web page. Only an option to visit: … good luck!

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter