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Folk festivals of the Summer – 32rd Festival of Folk Arts!

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The Festival of the Families – Everything Revolves Around Folk Art

From 17 to 20 August, the largest folk art festival in Hungary, The Festival of Folk Arts, will be organized at the Buda Castle. The festival, which evokes the ambiance of old-time fairs, is the year’s long-expected family event where one can try folk crafts and admire the splendid artwork of craftsmen. A full-day event enriched with wonderful stage programs brings an unforgettable experience to all ages.

The Buda Castle will be transformed into a festive venue crafts and craftsmen experiencing the old-time fairs and having a feeling the visitors entered into the medieval atmosphere. Nearly 1,000 craftsmen and in nearly 100 open workshops, also hundreds of performers will take part in a full day of stage programs, exhibitions, handicraft gastronomic delights and popular activities for children. At the interactive open workshops, more than 800 Hungarian and 150 foreign masters … arriving from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, China and more countries will acquaint visitors with the secrets of their different crafts. enter a medieval atmosphere where they can admire and buy items of unique folk craft heritage, but they can also create these crafts themselves under the guidance of Hungarian masters such as  weaving and spinning which can be performed from wicker, bulrush, straw or corn husk. Wicker is used to make basket and storage containers, while straw is good for hats and bags, corn husk for chair backs and seats, and bulrush for carpets and wall decorations. visitors can also learn ribbon and carpet weaving and hair plaiting and try to spin on the spinning wheel.  Masters will wash, comb, cart and paint, raw wool in the way their predecessors did for hundreds of years.

The 32nd edition of the Festival of Folk Arts offers young artists the chance to present their finalized works with fashion shows and art exhibitions. This will be a must-see, be there family festival of the year, where children, parents and grandparents alike can find programs of their interest. This year, in honor of The Year of Families, family programs will feature traditional games and sports. The little ones in the Babies’ Playground can have a good time relaxing while those who are eager to try traditional folk logic games and sports will be delighted to discover more and more fun.

The Year of Families introduces masters who, having inherited their skills from their ancestors, are members of real handicraft dynasties. Visitors may encounter three generations of shoemakers working together in the same workshop, where footwear is strictly hand-made just as it was a century ago. A three-generation furniture painting workshop features the unique Győr blueprint dynasty, which has been operating for hundreds of years with the same technique. Throughout this four-day event, some of the best musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers in Hungary will perform, offering special cultural delights. Szalonna Band performs with the Páva winner Sarjú Band, and Mihály Dresch will perform with the strings. There also will be concerts by the Karaván Familia and the Bognár Szilvia Quartet. Starting at 7 p.m. on August, 20 Levente Szörényi will be the special guest of the Söndörgő and Vuicsics band. With hundreds of performers, there will be stage shows – a true festival atmosphere and a fairy-tale festival that await visitors in the unique atmosphere of the folk festivals of the summer: the Festival of Folk Arts!

Update Aggie Reiter

HERALD NEWS … 7TH INTERNATIONAL GALLOP – HUNGARY – 2014.

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The National Gallop, historic-style horse race based on Hungarian traditions that is both traditional and tradition, national cultural event.

A live competition and show nowhere else in the whole wide world to be seen  just in Hungary!

VENUE: HERO SQUARE – BUDAPEST

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 19. – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER, 21.

Roll down to have a look at the forthcoming  week-ends daily schedules.

To-day the press announcement and the draws took place at the magically beautiful Bábolna National Stud Farm  since 1789, whereas the National Gallop organizers and the International Previte 2014 Race competitors were present. Upon the welcoming words by the members of the organizers, the drawn took place. At first the competitors  number of their riding tracks, thereafter which will be their horses to shoot off  and win the competition.  Before heading to the drawing just wish to mention a word or two about the Bábolna National Stud Farm…as already mention it was founded in 1789 and the place became a major horse breeding in Hungary.Ever sinbce its existence the mission was to preserve, promote and develop the values created by the efforts of predecessors. The place is  as a huge jewellery box and well said this place bears centuries old heritage in a traditional environment. This place is well-known throughout the world where horse breeding is the major hometown to the pure-bred Arabian stock namely  known around Europe as the Shagya Arabian bred recognized as an independent bred in 1978.

Rolling back to 2014, after 6 years of having the National Gallop race in Budapest, last year, the organizers wished to wider the attention to the horse riding lovers in having International  Competitors at the National Gallop Race. The attention and the success was so high that the number of foreigner country’s horse riders this year increased from 8 to 12.  Many may remember the winner of the international gallop race of last year was the horse rider from Qatar. This year Qatar joins again to take part at the race. Also joining the event by the  United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria and the United States of America, Uzbekistan and China.   

During the magnificent three days show there will be food and drinks of plenty at the Country’s Kitchen opening  already on Friday and just as in the previous years including: celebrity charity race, cavalry gallop, race car as well as a variety of programs for children, young adult, family i.e. for all age the venue is open.

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DAY1.

Friday, September, 19.

The Country Kitchen opens up, visitors may roll over to the venue and see the awesome racetrack already awaiting for the gallop race.

DAY2.

Saturday, September, 20.

8 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. – Riders experiencing the racetrack

11.45 p.m. – 12 Noon – Wreath-laying ceremony at the Hungarian Heroes Memorial Stone.

12 Noon – 1 p.m.  – International Gallop opening ceremony and the vows

1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. – Hungarian Post (Magyar Posta) Little Knights Seabiscuit – Heat- 1 –  2 – 3

2 p.m.- 6p.m. – Heat 1 – 2 – 3 – 4  –  5  – 6

3.50 p.m.- 4 p.m. I. pre race Carriage

4.15 p.m.- 4.45 p.m.  Heat 7 – 8

4.55 p.m.- 5 p.m. Equestrian Theater  show on tour

5 p.m. – 5.15 p.m. OTP Bank  – Celebrity Charity Race

5.15 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. Heat   9 – 10 –  11 – 12

6.45 p.m. – 6.50 p.m. Wagon-wheel race

6.50 p.m. – 7 p.m. Carriage Seabiscuit

7.10 p-m. – 7.20 p.m. Dog Parade

7.20 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free to visit the field!

DAY3.

Sunday, September, 21. 

9.45 a.m. – 9.55 a.m. Para Equestrian Sports Show and competitive games Foal Champion

10.05 a.m. 10.45 a.m. National Gallop – semi-finals

11 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. First, Middle second race, 3, 4 medium term,5th medium-term

12.45 p.m. – 1 p.m. International Race – I semi-final, Race

1 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.  International Race –  – II. semi-final

1.30 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.  Equestrian Jumping competition, free dressage

2.30 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. Akhal-Teke, the wonder horse  show

3.15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lajos Kassai – Horseback Archery show

4.20 p.m. – 6.22 p.m. Equestrian stunt show, free dressage

Wranglers and bare-fives Tutorial, 48-Traditional knights battle scene Tutorial

Small Knights Seabiscuit – Final, awards

Carriage Seabiscuit – Final, awards, National Gallop final race of opening

International Race – Final, awards, National Gallop Awards Ceremony

6.22 p.m.  Stud drive

Last but not least  … “Rural Saddle, Saddle Hungary!”… goes out to the countrywide locals, tourist, foreigners staying, living in Budapest and foreigners from abroad who will choose in the coming week-end to be a part at an unforgetable superb event spiced up with an awesome show which is only once a year  held in Budapest ! So the RACE IS ON!!!  …But you don’t have to race, the International Gallop Race is free of charge! Only need to purchase tickets to sit at the grandstand

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter