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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


Rolling on the tracks – MÁV Nostalgic Train Budapest – Esztergom – Budapest

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Living through experience on board at the  series of  events!

András Szendrey, word-by-word a real railway man. He got addicted with the rolling wheels on the track many decades ago and his love both internal and on international train track routes. For over two decades he is the director of one of the most popular local and tourist outing holiday routes. Here goes the latest rolling with the MÁV – Nostalgic Train abroad surrounded by a company of friends. This was the first rolling train Budapest via Esztergom on September, 11. 2015.

We boarded a train and before leaving the Nyugati Railway Station,  András Szendrey warmly welcomed the “travelling crew” and introduced  the forthcoming programs packed for us. The evening’s hostess t was singer – Lilla Vincze. To get into the rolling mood, Palinka and Chimney cake was served and in the separate music carriage live music and bar to enhance the atmosphere.

Arriving at Esztergom, visited the Esztergom Cathedral, there after at the St. Adalbert Center we have participated  at a short concert given by the hostess – Lilla Vincze – Emerton Prize-winning Hungarian singer and – Attila Dóka  – musician, writer, composer. After the joyful concert attended at a welcome reception given by the center in honor to the traveling visitors.

On the way back „True or False” game with surprise gifts and the Star Holiday group’s  music under the feet to the dancing  addicted folks most probably made the travelers a trip to remember.

By-the-way the voyage is named “Roll with Us” which started with invited media representative, local and foreigner individuals is within the series of events to come. Stay tuned to the forthcoming  rolling on  the tracks with the MÁV Nostalgic Train adventures.

Within the series to the next to coming up experience to the rolling adventures on Saturday, October, 3. 2015, the MÁV – Nostalgic train will be leaving to Dolná Strehová. This is the homeland and where Imre Madách wrote his masterpiece – „The Tragedy of Man”.  Throughout the day will bring to life Imre Madach’s „The Tragady of Man, also an opportunity to have some sightseeing before lunch. Thereafter, paying a visit to the Madach’s Manor House.

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Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter