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THREE-DAYS FESTIVAL „HARVEST AND CULTURE ADVENTURES IN LATIN-AMERICA IN BUDAPEST 2014.

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Herald News„Harvest and Culture Adventures in Latin America„  and after last year’s success,  here it is again in Budapest and for those interested in Latin-America’s culture, art, lectures, cinema screenings, dance performances, Capoiera presentation, environmental solidarity action, specific Latin American food and drinks to taste, here is the occasion to hang out with family and friends at the Fogasház during the three-days festival beginning on May, 8-10. 2014. The festival is organized by the joint event with the Garden of Chile Wein Import, the Latin American Association and the Fogasház.

Huge support to the event was given by the following Embassies in Hungary: Chile, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela, and this year for the first time the Argentine joined the line.

During the three-days will be presented Tedeschit Marcos young Brazilian Painter and Chilean artist Francisco Villarroel creations exhibited in Florence, prior to the Budapest event.

Regarding to food lovers may have a taste of the specific Latin American food and drinks which have many beneficial effects, as the  exotic Brazilian fruit, acai, and taste the not really known by the Hungarians the Açaimania.

The Spanish language is spoken by millions around the world, here at the festival the „Rapid Flow Language School” representatives will be on the spot to give a little insight and knowledge for visitors who wish to have some language or wish to study the Spanish language.

The festival is free to  visit to all the programs.

Thursday, May, 8. 2014. 6 p.m. – Official opening of the Embassy of Chile’s greeting. 6.15 p.m. – Peruvian dance performance. 6.35 p.m.Latin American food and drink tasting … empanadas, guacamole, tortilla chips, the Latin-American embassies delights.  6.50 p.m.Marcos Tedeschit – Brazilian painter and Francisco Villarroel  –Chilean artist. 7.20 p.m. – Awareness-raising activities in the Ecuadorian jungle to protect the indigenous people living there. Brief description of Chevron case, then after can join,  to leave your palm print as to protest against Texaco Chevron in Ecuador serious environmental pollution. This is taking place held 3-times a day. Then an International campaign going on, namely: “Chevron dirty hands”. 7 p.m.-8.30 p.m. – Film Screening with English subtitle: „El hijo de la novia”, Argentina – 2001. 8.30 p.m. – Latin American party.

Friday, May, 9.7.15 p.m. – Presentation of the Argentine Consul Alejandra Butti mate about tea, after the lecture, raffle gifts presented by the Argentine Embassy. 6 p.m. César Urbina, the second secretary of the Embassy of Venezuela in San Francisco, lecture of tradition and the color used for masks, gift raffle draw by the Embassy of Venezuela after the performance of “Dance with the Devil”. 6.30 p.m. Milena Dezerega Pelikan presentation about Chile. 6.50-20-20 p.m. Postcards from Leningrad” – 2007 (Post Musicales de Leningrad, Venezuelian movie with Hungarian subtitles. 8.30 – Salsa Cubana Cuban dance performance.  Saturday, May, 10. 6 p.m. Julio Cesar Cancio Ferrer, lecture by the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Hungary. 6.30 p.m. Capoiera Presentation. 6.45 p.m. – Presentation by Kinga Tury titled: “Mexico: Relive and believe” . After the performance lottery offered by the Mexican Embassy. 7.15 p.m. – Spanish lessons to attend on the spot by the Rapid Flow Language School. 7.45 p.m. – Tasting Acai an exotic Brazilian fruit, and its health benefits. A brief description of the effects courtesy of the Açaimania. 7 p.m. -8.30 p.m. – Film Screening: Habanastation  Cuba, 2011 having Hungarian subtitles.

During the three-day photo exhibition also will be available:  Kaszab Zsuzsanna, Latimoport the editor in 2013, introducing her photographs of Cuba.  Story presentation by  photos of Texaco-Chevron on Ecuador pollution. “Hugo Chávez: a multi-polar world heralded”

Update by Aggie Reiter

3RD. DIPLOMATIC CHARITY FAIR IN BUDAPEST 2013.

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Intercontinental Hotel – Budapest

Sunday, November, 24.

The Association of Diplomatic Spouses Budapest DSB (Diplomatic Spouses Budapest) organized for the third time this year the Diplomatic Charity Fair. The family fair was opened to  everybody who wished to join this event. The main purpose is to raise money for charities was also supported by the Hungarian DSB.

Organizations supported by the DSB: Special Educational and Development Institute (SOFI). The Brothers of the Good Shepherd (victims of violence for women and kids).  The Esztergom Our House (the community center for disadvantaged children and families in need of services). The entry ticket fee was 500HUF which as a donation also was offered  to the organizations  supporters.

The official opening and welcoming words were given by  Biljana Griovska, President of the DSB club, deputy mayor of Budapest and H.E. Mr. Alberto Bottari de Castello, Apostolic Nuncio. 

Mrs Anita Herczegh, the spouse of the President of Hungary was the guest of honor.

During the fair the national stalls of different countries presented their yummies, folk art, music and dances but souvenirs can buy small gifts for visitors. Was alike as having a trip in a wink abroad in just minutes away from one nation to the other. There was a „kids corner”, crafts, self-made silver and art jewelry, rainbow colors of pashmina stoles, hand-made painted silk exotic food/spices, gifts, cloths, home furnishing and ayurveda products from India. Thai and Indonesian food and spices, wooden gifts, exotic fresh veggie and fruit drinks, hand-made sweeties, Dolce Vita Beauty supplies, organic drinks … far from knowing the existence of these drinks by the Hungarians.

The entertainment programs of the day were awesome, having the present the preformances of the ExperiDance show, the splendid Korean and Indian dance shows, Children music group from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Music performance represented by Andre Goodfriend and Karen Posner Mullen from the U.S.A. Embassy in Budapest, brought the eye-catching Iberoamerican artists on the  stage, grand show with 16 dancers show by the Folk group from Serbia, Hungarian Opera singers, Italian musicians. Second-hand cloths … mostly brand new and various accessories all in good condition. The event was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest.

The charity fair have had become so popular compared to the previous two years, there was no question to hold again the third diplomatic charity fair this year with the participation of the representative embassies. The countries were: Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, UK, Belgium, Slovenia, Macedonia, Moldova, Georgia, Lithuania, Qatar, Jordan, Thailand, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt,Serbia, Latvia, Angola, Philippines, China, Russia, Turkey, Switzerland, Ecuador, USA, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Albania, Kosovo.

During the late afternoon hours, the giant raffle draw took place with sophisticated prizes awaiting the lucky ones … Just to mention the most wanted ones … trips offered by the participating countries to their homeland was the most popular beside the 28 prizes.

Even though the program started at 10 a.m. and officially ended at 4 p.m., seemed like nobody wished to leave the place, feeling good and enjoying the each others companies.

This international gathering absolutely proved  peace and harmony is in everyone’s heart.  This good vibration should be propagated around the world. Happy people filled with warm hearts.

Thumbs-up to the organizers …  Even though on a day called Sunday, the Sun was missing, raining throughout the day … for many it was a bright and sunny day at the Diplomatic Charity Fair!

Last but not least, here goes two videos to show the brilliant preformances:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kUXfjRbGvk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CJxwKeSGcc

Updated, snaps, video by Aggie Reiter