Posts Tagged ‘Pécs’

First International Beer Festival at Gyula – Part2

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The Central European Beer Awards 2018 beer competition was announced at the  Beer Festival at Gyula on Saturday afternoon in the spa town of Békés.County. The prizes were awarded in two categories, and the grand champion prize for home amateur breweries was awarded to Ákos Krakow. In the category of small craft breweries, the main prize was awarded to Győrújbarát Vaskakas Co. Ltd., American Hop Dog.

In the home amateur brewer’s competition awarded nine international bronze medals, two silver medals, four gold medals and four champions. In the category of craftsman six bronze, ten silver, eight gold and six champion prizes were awarded as special prizes. In the latter category, several Slovak, Czech and Polish cooks were awarded.

Thursday, Day 1 as the sun slowly went down, reflection of colored light shone on the big stage, and the awaited highlight to the evening came the EDDA band on stage. Ongoing enormous ovation filled the air as receiving the well-known songs and tens of thousands in the audience sang along. Many visitors were from outside Gyula, arriving from Baja, Békéscsaba, Szolnok even from Pécs.

Friday, Day 2 organized a conference where among other things the hood looked at small-scale brewing. The beer revolution in domestic and worldly manifestation of the new excise law also held presentations by interested parties. The festival’s guest of honor was from Fót.

Still on Friday, a mass of beer lovers also joined the party day tasting the wide scale of beers. In the late afternoon hours the Hooligans band was extremely welcomed, the crowed sang together with the hits of the band. Unfortunately, the evening’s concert started later than in advance play time by Duo Majka and Curtis and the audience were rather impatient and sounded out of their dislike.

Saturday, Day 3 the Apostles band and the Irigy Hónaajmirigy (Envy Armpit gland) band attracted their fans with various styles of music to all expectations.

The whipped cream on top of the cake was  late Saturday night’s concert. Not even one step space to enter the gigantic crowd. The more than ten thousand  Tankcsapda band (TankTrap) lovers were curious about feeling the tricky lifestyle of the band. Beer in the hand, singing loud as possible the lyrics along with cheering and applause to the Tankcsapda songs  proved the huge togetherness. The audiences were hypnotized , full of joy of their at the concert.

Sunday, Day 4  Throughout the day  to visit the festival was free of charge to visitors. The Irigy Hónaljmirigy (Envy Armpit gland) band closed the series of superb concerts.

From Day 1 up to Day 4 proved this part of Hungary has hunger for finest craft and artisan beers and attracted to the various styles of good music. Throughout the festival the venue fulfilled with incoming visitors from the opening, arriving to the large premise around the Castle of Gyula.

See you Next Year…Visit Gyula.

Report and snaps Aggie Reiter

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

 

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:  http://www.urania-nf.hu/en/esemenyek/564/2016/02/26/_6th-francophone-film-days-26-02-06-03-2016

Update by Aggie Reiter

Skiing opportunities in-and-around Hungary

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The press conference was opened by Ruszinkó Adam – Deputy State Secretary for Tourism – Economy Ministry saying, the Hungarian winter sports tourism aspects, especially in the domestic field in skiing opportunities are in-and-around the country. The Tourism in the current year pointed out that the data in all respects shows for the positive expectation to Hungary to be this year’s most successful year ever in tourism. Continued by saying, in the first three-quarter of the year 2015., 8.16 million visited Hungary and within this number was 20.75 million guest overnight spent at commercial accommodations. The number of guests by the number of guest nights was higher than the previous year’s. In particular, domestic tourism for almost half of all overnight stays represented the number in increasing. The Deputy State Secretary emphasised to be looking  forward to a great season by Hungarian skiers. Taking into account the figures of the previous year’s season five hundred thousand Hungarian skier, keeping up in staying domestically even for just one night. A new turn in the traveling tourism could be by locals and foreigners. For many enjoy to spend time at 2 to 4 nights as a short relaxing trip to the wellness spa resorts. He added, this time can be spent absolutely and worthwhile to go up to the mountain side for skiing for also that period. This performance would positively contribute to further strengthening of the domestic tourism in the off-season period. The domestic enterprises really are unto do as best of everything in their power so that in Hungary the ski lovers could have the option of staying in Hungary for skiing. The domestic ski resorts are close in distance and on the one hand are more affordable than slopping down in other European country. For the foreigners, who just spend a short time with small children or want to have a bit of ski teaching in advance is the right place to come to enjoy the available pre-ski training at good conditions and need not have to spend a day abroad in learning the first technical, physical steps in skiing. The Hungarian ski pistes in wintertime also welcomes the ski lovers and with the well-equipped plastic shells is perfect to gain the acquired knowledge of skiing for domestic smaller kids, young adult and adults.

Tamás Glázer –  Tourism deputy general manager at Tourism – Hungary outlined the following …  Their project is „Enjoy skiing at home”. The beginners and pros skiers can enjoy themselves on the ski slopes in Hungary. The priority of the winter season tourism in stimulating the domestic and ski-related accommodations, most restaurants are small or medium-sized enterprises that accept currency in the domestic. The goodies of the Tourism vacation cards were also emphasized. The quality of domestic services reached the level to beginner to pros, everyone can feel well on different tracks. Then Tourism general manager also confirmed that the enquiries indicate already to a good chance that 2015-2016 can be a record year for tourism in Hungary.  This year’s winter season has launched 10 times within the Budapest Winter Invitation promotion campaign by the Hungarian National Tourist Office. The collaboration was already made by the providers in the tourism service by the Hungarian Association of Hotels and Restaurants. The campaign’s goal is to popularize Budapest within the winter services in increasing tourist traffic and extend the time of staying by local and foreigners visitors.

At the press conference István Chernel – Ski and Tourism Cluster talked about the name itself of Cluster. Staring with first the connected to István Chernelházi Chernel (1865 – 1922) – Hungarian ornithologist, who in 1893 (Norway) introduced the ski and skiing. More than 1893 promotional articles have been published and in 1896 he wrote and published his book titled “The Footsledge Manual” This was the first edition in history that a Hungarian describe the sport. Up to this day his works hung in the domestic skiing basics with technical skills. Cluster is designed for sport, physical activity and domestic promotion of the culture of snow sports and winter sports. Just a quick  overview of ski facilities and in skiing around the world … there are  80 countries, 2,119 ski lifts are operating a total of 26,934. More than 6 million hotels are available around the globe for skiers. On Earth more than 100 million people ski regularly, most of them in Germany (14.6 million), the US (13.6 million) and Japan (11.5 million), while in Hungary, 0.5 million (497 thousand). The number of skiers world is highly significant, but he was happy to say there is a slight change in growth, and hopefully by the locals and foreigners it will continue to increase. According to the figures, the dynamic growth in China and Eastern Europe is expected to target the non-skiers groups by 2020. More and more people are traveling for winter vacation to places. In recent years, the general trend of increase in demand for shorter (three days) ski programs (several times, shorter duration). These three factors significantly assist in the development of domestic skiing. Summarising the “Skilands” in Hungary there 42 ski trails, 70 lifts, 30 lit up at night. During daylight and lit up as it darken  at 27 ski schools. A total of 46 ski lifts in operation at the snowy field. The Cluster has 26 members, of which 10 pieces of snow-covered ski resort at Dobogókő, Eplény, Kékestető, Lillafüred, Mátraszentistván, Nagy Hideg Hegy – Great Cold Mountain, Normafa  -Norma Wood, Sátoraljaújhely, Pécs, Visegrád.

Furthermore  detailed information in English language concerning Cluster visit: http://rudar.ruc.dk/bitstream/1800/1263/1/Final-version.pdf

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

Original Finnish Santa Claus Joulupukki arrival to Budapest – Hungary

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The Original Finnish Santa Claus Joulupukki arriving for the 13th occasion to Hungary! Saturday, November, 28. 2015.

Joulupukki’s visit to Hungary is organized by Finnagora, and Finnish Institute in Budapest.

The Original Finnish Santa Claus arrives for the 13th time to Hungary in the end of November 2015. Santa Claus, or Joulupukki as the Finnish children call him, comes straight  from the Lappish town of Rovaniemi not on  his sledge, but with the support of  the Finnish Airline – Finnair.

Joulupukki has been visiting Hungary since 2002. Already, brought happiness and smiles to thousands-and-thousand of children. He has been visiting several towns and cities throughout Hungary.

During his nine-day stay in Hungary, spreading the Xmas spirit to everyone. In addition to the public events, Joulupukki is also going to visit schools and orphanages. On his schedule will be visiting several cities and towns as: Surd and Zalaszentbalázs, Nagykanizsa, Pécs, Komló, Geresdlak, Ajka and Veszprém.

In Budapest children with their families may meet him in the Shoebox Castle, the Hungarian Baptist Aid venue at the Deák Square and at the Christmas Market – Downtown – Vörösmarty Square.

Joulupukki’s visit to Hungary is organized by Finnagora, the Finnish Institute in Budapest. Date and times: November, 29.  3 p.m. Budapest – Deák Square – Hungarian Baptist Aid’s Shoebox castle, November, 30. 10 a.m. Kőbánya  – Szabó Ervin Library  Disrict, XI., 7-14. Szent László Square – Budapest, Gödölő – December, 1.  3.30 p.m. Christmas House  – 4. Szabadság Road,  Pécs –  December, 2.  5 p.m. Széchenyi Square – Christmas Fair , Komló December, 2. 12.30 p.m. , Surd  – December, 3. – 1 p.m. Integrated Community Service Square,  December, 3. 3.30 p.m. – Zalaszentbalázs – Culture Center –  92. Kossuth Street, December, 4.  9.30 a.m. 11. Kossuth Lajos Street – Sport Arena – Zalaszentgrót, December, 5. 9.00 a.m. Petőfi Theater, 2. Óvári Ferenc Street – Veszprém, December,5. 4 p.m. 12. Szabadság Square – Ajka, December, 6. 10 a.m. Christmas Market Fair – Vörösmarty Square – Budapest.

Update by Agge Reiter

HUNGARY’S 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ACCESSION TO THE EUROPEAN UNIO.

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Venue: Downtown Erzsébet (Elisabeth) Square – Budapest

Sunday, May, 11. 2014.

It all started Ten Years ago  …  The celebration starts at Ten  A.M. …

Ten kilometer on the run!

This week-end, the weather will be in favor for outdoor programs, so the weather guru spread the news, and having had said that, hopefully there is nothing to spoil by enjoying the ray of sun and having a splendid time with family members and friends.

Hungary joined the European Union on May, 1. 2004. and as to celebrate  this event a 10-kilometer run kicks off at 10 a.m. The route planned through one of the most beautiful areas of Europe…  the center of Budapest and the River Danube. Rolling by the emblematic venues … the Margaret Bridge, passing the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, the Rudas Baths, Castle Garden Bazaar and so forth will be a superb occasion for foreigners staying in Budapest to have a glance and better on take a full visit to these highlights of the Capital. These routes were completed by developments of ten major European Union funding. The performers in a ten-year-old Hungary’s run will receive a symbolizing medal.  So for the „roadrunners” pretty sure this a good news … The run is free of charge. Only needed to register before the start off at the competition’s website:  http://bbu.hu/eu10/content/12

The start and the results will be published at the Downtown Erzsébet (Elisabeth) Square. This venue will stand for the day as  Fesztival on the “Day of Europa Day”.  Family programs will be throughout the day. Outlining some program as: kids puppet show, the ester chain fairy band, kids bouncy castle (to loosen their redundant energies), arts and crafts, slam poetry competition, international jazz concert, culinary delights. Needn’t have to worry all your sensory organs will may be filled on the spot.

Beside the 10 years anniversary celebration held in Budapest further additional cities in Hungary are holding Europe Day celebrations between the May, the 1st and 16th. 2014. Here are some dated and cities, if you around these places: May, 1. –Békéscsaba, May, 3. – Somoskő, Szekszárd and Pécs, May, 8. – Kaposvár, Nyíregyháza and Gyöngyös, May, 9. – Kecskemét, Szolnok and Szomnbathely, May, 10. – Dunaújvros, Szeged and Debrecen, May, 11. – Budapest, Veszprém and Miskolc, May, 16. – Győr, Tatabánya and Zalaegerszeg.

A joint sensational jazz concert with 10 awesome musicians, 9 arriving from other European Union countries to celebrate with Hungary the 10th anniversary.  Also the High Mountain Underground, the last but not least the 30Y concert will close the program of the day with guest Jenő Menyhárt.

At the Podium Stage … “100 years, 25 years, 10 years shown through a photo exhibition turning points in Europe”. On display André Kertész, Lobenwein works  of Thomas  and the EU accession in 2004 documenting with photos. In connection with the theme of the day Eph Stephen Zambo will hold a presentation titled: “Iron Curtain in Europe and beyond”.

The Europe Day stands for as European celebration of peace and unity. On this day of historical significance “Schuman declaration” anniversary. This year’s Europe Day celebrations will also be commemorating the history of Europe which is also an important determinant of events. Ten countries joined in 2004 and are celebrating the accession of the ten-year anniversary including Hungary. Most sure many may remember, or should I say will never forget the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain came down 25 years ago, and the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, as well.

The is of the European Commission Representation in Hungary and Széchényi 2020 program supervisor Prime Minister on behalf of the Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest runs BB Ultramarathon organizers. Other supporters of the event are the European Parliament Information Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Update by Aggie Reiter

 

 

 

HUNGEXPO – 37 TRAVEL EXHIBITION IN BUDAPEST – DOMESTIC CITY OF PÉCS AS THE GUEST OF HONOR

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On Thursday, February, 27. 2014. at the HUNGEXPO opened its door to the 37 Travel Exhibition in Budapest. Approximately, 500 exhibitors showcasing  on a platform of  30.000 square-meters. Hungary’s most prestigious tourism event of the Year! The domestic city as the guest of honor was chosen from cities in competition by the received materials. Upon  reviewing the candidates,  the finalist as the guest of honor of this year’s Travel Exhibition the city of Pécs was nominated. It may be visited at the 311-booth for those interested to learn more about the city of a handful of offers. Zsolt Páva, mayor of Pécs on Thursday greeted the visitors on the spot arriving to the opening ceremony saying the following:Quote: „Pécs is proud to be the guest of honor at this year’s Travel Exhibition. Pécs earned its title with so many attractions to be visited. Pécs was the European Capital of Culture in 2010., and since then many changes, developments were carried out in the city.This process has not stopped, in 2014 a large-scale developments are taking place in Pécs. As an example, the Cathedral renewal, a look-out for the recovery of the fourth tower, the Museum of Csontváry on reconstruction, modernization of the zoo, and the recently re-opened underground wells citations Mining Museum”.  István Márta, Managing Director, Zsolnay Heritage Management Ltd., saying it is worthwhile to visit Pécs packed with so many sites to see and was glad to say, more guests spend the time even staying an overnight, because thanks to the cultural development of the city, offers many attractions for all age of visitors.  Also talked about the city not only  being a city of cultural heritage, but also having a number of  technological innovations  to offer. Visitors may have access to a free download mobil-application strengthening tourism digital content and their Facebook campaign, whereas visitors may write their own experiences, as creating their own handbook of Pécs. Mentioned a couple of attractions which are introduced at the booth  …  Already seen on the spot the superb Zsolnay ceramic flooring citations. At the screening room continuously a film is screened … The Bóbita giants walking around the booths capturing the attention to follow and take snaps and following them to the booth of  Pécs.  This year the mostly for many will be the visited, not just at the Hungexpo for the first time see by the public is the Apáti Abt giant  Zsolnay vase, missing  for over 107 years,  believed to be a value of 19 million Hungarian Forint. Delightful stop can be made and watch how the lady from the Zsolnay Manufactory is painting the traditional art figures on the Zsolnay bowls just in front of the visitor’s eyes. About  Pécs, in 2010 was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture. This was in possession and led to significant improvements. It had brought  a change dramatically over the public spaces, built the world’s top five best acoustics concert hall belonging to the Kodály Center. Operating a giant library complex known as the Knowledge Center, opened recently on the Hungarian depository recorded Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, renewed the world heritage sites.  Even though Pécs handed over the title of the European Capital of Culture  in 2011 to other European Capitals still continuously having festivals, conferences, operates as a cultural capital of the lively town. Domestic and foreign tourists will be able to visit to see further significant developments in realized value of four billion Hungarian Forint, such as: … The cell Septichora , with ancient Christian memories and the modernization of the Early Christian Mausoleum. Hungary’s first Medieval University to be opened to visit for the general public. The Bishop’s Palace. The downtown Mosque interior and exterior renovation stands also as the part of the project.  The Mosque entrance will be accessible from a completely new doorway and also to visit the crypt will be available. The remonstrated Zoo at Pécs. The Croatian Theater’s building is going through reconstruction, renovation and the expansion of its new wing. The presentation of the Jewish history at the renovated Synagogue and also the Angster Organ Renovation. The Museum of Csontváry, Granary building, the renovation of pilgrim allows the Csontváry priceless legacy may continue on the current site., the House of Martyn. Museum of Miners’ introducing through an exhibition coal and uranium mining history at the Baranya county.

There is still time to visit their booth at the Hungexpo’s  Travel Exhibition, before the closing day on February, 2. 2014.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter