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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.

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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.

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Star Wars: New Hope in Concert @ Budapest – 2018.

 

Papp László Budapest Sport Arena

District, XIV., 2 Stefánia Rd. Budapest

Tuesday,  8 p.m. October 16, 2018.

 Star Wars: A New Hope Concert and Film Show

Surely for many seared into the minds of generations of wonder-struck children … and adult … the music of Star Wars and echoes the first words of the Star Wars film  … “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” 

To-day the grown up generation as parents probably coming with their kids to the show to relive and show their kids their favorite film from the late 70s.  An absolute treat for the Star Wars fans. Will most probably enjoy watching pictures on enormous cinema screens and spectacular laser lighting and hearing the music remembering along the way as they grew up with this spectacular film in the history of films.  Share  with your family an exciting journey, not experienced before.

Previously, the performance was held at many parts of the world e.g. London, Ontario, California and coming soon within the Central European tour to Budapest. The audience will experience a visual and acoustic blast at the same time. The film-style, digitally completely revised version of the 1977. Since the release of the first Star Wars movie nearly 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by John Williams.

After the 2007 facelift of the film has undergone recently refreshing of blood to the XXI. century requirements. The Death Star and the Tatooine planet are almost in reality … bringing three truckloads of equipment … having a three-story high-rise projector pioneers the Star Wars movie as it has not been seen by the most fancied fans in the past 40 years.

The sophisticated show with powerful music production is provided by the world-famous Prague Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor – Christopher Eliot, who play Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ everlasting melodies at the live concert from the original trilogy, running in chronological order, accompanied by clips from the films at the live concert. John Williams has become world-famous for the eight Star Wars films, and for the 1977 song “A New Hope” he also received an Oscar Award. The Empire Returns, The Jedi Returns and The Enchanting Power Music have all been nominated for the most important award in the film industry. Williams has a total of five Oscars, 4 Golden Globes, seven BAFTA and 22 Grammy Awards. With 50 Oscars, John Williams is the most nominated live person, and in the history of the prize he is the second most nominated artist after Walt Disney. John Williams joined the Hollywood Hall of Fame in 2000 and received the Kennedy Center Life Prize. Composer John Williams’ spectacular symphonic soundtrack was named the greatest film score of all time by the American Film Institute .

This is a once-in-a-lifetime  date, opportunity to experience for Star Wars fans. So off you go start to plan to be present, go back in time on the journey with the Star Wars legends. Give a treat for yourself by being at the “Star Wars in Concert” … gain an unforgettable concert experience, no matter if saw it before to re watch enjoy it again.

The tickets quickly are running out, make sure to get your seat at the Arena.

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The 25th Summerfest International Folklore Festival and Folk Art Fair

The Art of Folk Art!

Traditions that you experience, enjoy live today!

Szászhalombatta (It is about 30 kms. from Budapest)

The festival will be also held at Szigetszentmiklós and Tököl.

The Summerfest International Folklore Festival this year during August, 12-20. celebrates its 25th anniversary. The festival aims to raise awareness of the Hungarian National folklore treasure of richness. The invitation was out to 20 other nations from around and  throughout the festival 800 dancers will present their own traditional dancing with traditional songs preserving their own cultural values.

With the performance of the Hungarian dances, the main goal is the foreign groups to have an opportunity to get know about the country and its dances. The show will take place at Forrás Folkensemble on the stage of the Culture Center at  Százhalombatta.

Assemblies from around the World: United States of America, Bolivia, South Korea, Northern Cyprus, Estonia, France, Yakut, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Mexico, Russia, Panama, Paraguay, Senegal, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tatarstan, Thailand, Turkey and naturally Hungary.

The dancers will be going on the stage while the announcer  telling a few background about the country and its traditional dancers performances.

Special children program for 4-6 years old children. Also World Music Tent  a program outside, in a tent around 20-25 minutes. The dancers teach dances for the audience with live music.

During the folklore festival  “Folk Art Fair”  all day long.

In the evening concerts, the audience can witness a real curiosity joy of music.

Beside other daily concerts in the program, the Essence’s concert have a special atmosphere, their music reflects, provides relaxation and liberates whilst taking on a trip  in the world of folk, jazz and classical music.

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First International Beer Festival – Gyula – Part1

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Need not go to the doctor to get a prescription to heal, relax, watch the world go by before attending to the First International Beer Festival in the City of Gyula. Not-so-secret goal was by many beer and concert lover visitors to attend, taste the smooth craft  and artisan beer enjoying their time. A 4 days event with good live music concerts, food, playground for children and most of all not just the official juries to jury the craft beers and breweries  but the visitors were welcome to taste the smooth craft beers and to have a ball.

Gyula used to be the capital of the county, until the First World War. For mainly visiting Gyula in the first place is its healing hot spa and whilst in the city visiting other main attractions such as the Almássy Palace, the former home of count Almássy and the adjacent Medieval Castle. Since the 19th century in its current form, but the original structure dates back to the 17th century. The city was the main home of the Almássy Family until the World War II.. The size of the city is 255.8 km2 (98.8 sq miles) and the population is cca. 40 thousand. Taking into account of the size of Gyula, visitors beside visiting the so-called “liquid bread”  i.e. beer, were most probably witnessing many touristic venues not even expected.

The fan off Thursday welcoming the audience was by Dr. Ernő Görgényi  – major of Gyula and prominent members of the beer business. Within opening the festival spoke about the aim of the competition jointly with the festival to bring beer culture, a chance to introduce itself at  Gyula. The goal was to get acquainted with several small breweries products and their members. At the opening ceremony was urged the prizes to be handed over to the beer winners award on Saturday. Also added that there are two breweries operating in Gyula and in Békés County aBékésszentandrás distillery as well, This beer festival from now on will also call the tourists visiting Gyula whilst  healing at the hot spa to have an unforgettable memory happening at Gyula in  Békés county. This tipical event was organized for 17 years at Békéscsaba. This year, the event will not take place there. The local government of Gyula was immediately next to having the beer festival. Therefore, to the new venue an agreement was made between the major of Gyula  and Varga-Bora to organize the beer festival surrounding the Castle of Gyula. Most probably not on my own by saying there is no other Beer Festival in Hungary and maybe in Europe that is arranged in the heartbeat of a Medieval Castle, not to mention  having its peaceful hot spa just steps away from the event and many other attraction.

The 4 days of the craft beer masterpieces and street food dishes were the focus of attention, as well as publication of the Central European Beer Awards 2018 competition. The beer competitors came from Hungary, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to participate in the international beer festival, namely small brewery breweries and homemade breweries in the competition. It was in 16 categories with 167 samples examined by international jury, with Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian members.  Exactly 15 people tasted the liquid bread jointly 3-member commissions. The competition director was László Kovács from Slovakia who said,  lot of very good quality beer had arrived. He explained that drinks were thoroughly criticized for fragrance, taste, overall impression and other aspects using a state-of-the-art computer program, according to an American system.

To be continued … part 2

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FINA Artistic Swimming World Series – Budapest – 2018.

The Hungarian Synchronised Swimming Federation has the honour to invite you to Leg 5 of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018., to be held in Budapest, Hungary.

This will be for the first time in the history of FINA Artistic Swimming World Series, Budapest as to be the host of the competition during May, 18. and May, 20. After the great success, the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships which was held in Budapest and Balatonfured, the best athletes of artistic swimming will return to the Hungarian capital, the Danube Arena.

District XIII., 38. Népfürdő Street – Budapest

Day 1. – May, 18. 
11 a.m. -12.15 p.m. – Duet Technical Routine
5 p.m. 5.30 p.m. Free Combination

Day 2. – May, 19.
10 a.m.-10.30 a.m. – Team Technical Routine
11.30 a.m. -12.30 p.m. –  Solo Technical Routine
5 p.m. – 5.15 p.m.-  Highlight Routine
6.30 p.m. 7.45 p.m. – Duet Free Routine

Day 3. – May, 20.
10 a.m. – 11.05 a.m. – Solo Free Routine
3 p.m. – 3.35 p.m. – Team Free Routine
4.30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Gala Exhibition

Besides the best Hungarian artistic swimmers, many world champions showed interest in competing in front of the best and loudest crown in May. The team of Ukraine, Italy and Spain are expected to come.

FINA event integrates recognised artistic swimming competitions around the globe and establishes an international ranking based on points accumulated over a ten-meet circuit.

Further info:  FINA

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A Half Day Tour – Balatonfüred – Lake Balaton 2018.

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Lake Balaton by the Hungarians is considered  as the Hungarian Sea. It’s a sweet water lake and the largest in Europe.

Lake Balaton has two sides just like the coin … in style of venue. The Northern side of the lake is a more quiet, comfy, relaxing, filling up individuals energy.  The Southern side of the lake is more of a hustle-and-bustle of life, full of life characterized by being razzmatazz.

But now on tour at the Northern side of the Lake Balaton in visiting Balatonfüred. First stop payed a visit and received high welcoming at the Bistro garden – Vino Terazza. A real Italian foody and moody restaurant. Upon the visit had the real experience to dive into the pampering hospitality and with their own imaginative delicacies. Besides the non everyday delights was extremely delicious. The peaceful panorama was amazing. Wine lovers can also get to know the local wines, and enjoy, ease the guest hungry here. Within the half day program was organized for the participants to see more of the region by rolling around on the Segway. Thereafter, was taken on a walking tour around the Balatonfüred. We also visited venue of the annual Anna Ball site. Each year one of the participants of the Ball is elected to be the queen, crowned as Miss Balaton.

Within the tour headed to the port and strolled along the well-known inhabitants once lived at this area. Beside watching the world go by on the port and cultural sites, Balatonfüred is worth the time to visit the gastronomic delights. Its elegance and style is unbeatable, it preserves the traditions of the past, but it is one of the most dynamically developing cities in the Balaton part is Balatonfüred, which will never let the visitors to be bored and dazzle the most demanding guests. At Balatonfüred right from the first minute can feel the visitors arrived to the right place to spend their holiday and relaxation.  The region goes back to a long tradition. It was already inhabited in Roman times, thanks to its beneficial Mediterranean climate and its carbonated springs it has long been a renowned spa town. In 1926, the renowned Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore was reappeared in the renowned Heart Hospital of Balatonfüred, where he was planting wood on the picturesque promenade of the city, which still preserves his name. The memories of the past can be seen in a beautiful state: the magnificent XVIII. and XIX. century buildings define the city’s mood. Due to Sándor Kisfaludy, Balatonfüred can tell the first stone theater of Transdanubia, which opened in 1831. In the last century, the city has served as a relaxing place for many renowned artists and celebrities. Blaha Lujza Villa is today an elegant restaurant and hotel, the Vaszary Villa is a prestigious gallery, as well as a café and a private cinema.

In the early afternoon participating on the EXTREM BALATON sailboat from the harbor out to the smooth water with comfy breeze and the peaceful silence just blew our mind away. From the waterfront also could admire the site of the Tihany panorama … The jewel of the North Port.  Also the sight of sailboats in the harbor was awesome.

Before leaving Balatonfüred had a peak at the Koczor Winery. Have to go back there one day to gain experiences.

Balatonfüred with its sights-and-sounds … surroundings boast from spring to autumn with colorful programs  is always something for folks to visit.  The coastal part of the city center, right next to the Tagore Promenade and the port, as well as the reform era neighborhood, the waterfront provides services for all needs for active recreation and vacation travelers and sailing enthusiasts.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter