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Diplomatic Fair – 2016

November, 27. 2016.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

International Bazaar

InterContinental Budapest

District V., 12-14. Apáczai Csere Jánios Street – Budapest

At the 6th Diplomatic Fair, forty-five countries will be represented by their embassies at the InterContinental Budapest in collaboration with Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest. It is organized under the patronage of Anita Herczegh – spouse of the president of Hungary.

Stalls will showcase specialities and souvenirs from these countries and he visitors will be able to enjoy food and drinks from over 20 countries  ont he spot at the refreshment area.

Entertainment will not be shortage … music and dance performances from Indonesia, Chile, India, USA, and Serbia  and among many others will be as being over at these countries at their entertainment programs.

There will be as in the previous years a children corner devoted especially to them. Throughout the day there will be raffles to be won.

The Diplomatic Fair is not just an entertaining international day for the whole family in the spirit of the festive season, it also raises funds for Hungarian charities.

Entry fee 500HUF/person

Update by Aggie Reiter



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“Experience the World in a Day!”

The Diplomatic Spouses Budapest is organizing  their 4th charity fair at the Intercontinental Hotel this coming up Sunday, November, 30. 2014.

The Diplomatic Fair is organized by the Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest (DSB), which is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit association, founded in 2000 by a group of spouses in the diplomatic community to bring together spouses of Heads of Missions and of other diplomats accredited to Hungary.

According to the organizers the aim of the event is to raise money for local charities. The charity work is carried out on a voluntary basis, as it was said by Frances Goodfriend – DSB vice-president at the past days press meeting, where  Natallia Khainouskaya – President, Katalin Skapér – DSB vice-president, Gábor Márton – representing „OUR HOUSE” – „A MI HAZUNK” – Esztergom, Bettina Aradi – representing the Hungarian National Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired – Guide Dog Training School – Csepel and  delegate from SOFI – Special Education and Development Institute,  announced among other things there will be 45 embassies with national stands and 29 countries in the food corner. Visitors are also invited to shop around handicrafts, clothes, jewelry, household embroidery, pick nice clothing at the second-hand corner where all the items are donated by diplomats’ wives. Also on the spot there will be men’s corner, children’s corner, international bazaar, traditional music and dance.

Over the years the DSB has raised more than 30 million HUF all of which has been distributed amongst a number of Hungarian institutions benefiting disadvantaged groups, children with learning disabilities, the elderly, victims of domestic violence and children with cancer.

This year’s funds raised during the Diplomatic Fair will be distributed to the three organizations that DSB is supporting:

The Special Education and Development Institute SOFI … for mentally challenged children.

Hungarian National Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired – Guide Dog Training School– Csepel

The Children`s Home  „OUR HOUSE”  – A MI HÁZUNK … Educational program for Roma children, based at the City of Esztergom.

The Patron of the Diplomatic Fair in 2014 is Mrs. Anita Herczegh, wife of the President of Hungary who was also in 2012 and 2013, but this year will not be present due to official foreign trip, but her message will be shared.

The highlight beside many other raffle prizes will be for the lucky one to make his/her day winning a 5stars/5days all-inclusive vacation for two in Jordan.

Venue: District, V., 12. Apáczai Csere János Street – Budapest

Entry ticket for adult 500.-HUF –  children free!

The fair will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Update by Aggie Reiter