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'Box', a short film by Ábel Százados

Hungarian Boy Collects Another Film Award

Jun 28, 2020

15-year-old Ábel Százados was given the title 'Youngest Gifted Filmmaker' for his production 'Box' at the World Peace & Tolerance Smartphone Humanitarian Gala Global Short Film Awards, the news portal Szabad Pécs reports. The award – announced this time online – recognizes excellence in highly creative and imaginative films under 15 minutes long. The Hungarian […]

Hungarian Traveler Reaches Darjeeling Destination

Jun 28, 2020

Following a journey of 13,645 kilometers by bike and on foot, Hungarian adventurer Viktor Zichó completed his mission of traveling from Hungary to Darjeeling, India, following the route taken some two centuries ago by Hungarian explorer Sándor Kőrösi Csoma. Viktor Zichó set out from Komárom, NW Hungary last summer to follow the path taken by […]

Magyar Rádió Open Air Concert in Szarvas

Open Air Concerts by Magyar Rádió Ensembles

Jun 27, 2020

An ensemble, consisting of members of the Magyar Rádió (Hungarian Radio) Symphony Orchestra, gave a concert at the Arboretum in Szarvas, eastern Hungary this Saturday. As the Hungarian news agency MTI reports, the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir holds a three-day open-air concert series entitled 'Zenélő Magyarország' (Musical Hungary) from June 26 in Budapest […]

Veszprém-Balaton European Capital of Culture Project

Jun 22, 2020

The organizers of the Veszprém-Balaton European Capital of Culture project will be making film picnics, light and classical music programs, contemporary dance and literary events from mid-August, the program commissioner, Tibor Navracsics announced in Veszprém on Monday. Tibor Navracsics added that many events had been planned in preparation for this year's tourist season, but due […]

International Day of Yoga in Hungary

Jun 22, 2020

The Embassy of India in Hungary celebrated the 6th International Day Of Yoga (June 21) this past Sunday. This year, the theme for the International Day of Yoga is ‘Yoga from Home’. Keeping the theme in mind, Embassy of India organized a series of events that will not just follow ‘social distancing’ but would also […]

Balassagyarmat bicycle museum

Hungary's First Bicycle Museum in Balassagyarmat

Jun 21, 2020

The country's first bicycle museum opened this Saturday in Balassagyarmat, northeast of Budapest. In the collection, visitors can follow the development history of bicycles, from the oldest foot-operated treadmills to modern racing bikes. Founder Miklós Olexa, president of the Ipoly Tour Association, which runs the museum, told the Hungarian news agency MTI that among the […]

International Interest in the Book by Ernő Rubik

Jun 18, 2020

Ten foreign publishers have already purchased the publishing rights for the book 'Our Cube' by Ernő Rubik, a Kossuth and Széchenyi Prize-winning game designer. It will be published in Hungary in September by Libri Publishing House. The volume will be published later this year in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and […]

Open-Air Festival venue at Dóm Square in Szeged

Szeged Open-Air Festival to Go Ahead

Jun 10, 2020

This summer in Szeged, SE Hungary, will not be without the traditional Open-Air Festival, either. The organizers announced that after the restrictions were eased, preparations could restart, so, except for a single change, the audience can see the originally announced productions . The season begins on July 17 with Händel's comedy opera 'Agrippina', followed by […]

Virtual Exhibition on Hungarian Aviation

Jun 8, 2020

The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport commemorates that Budapest’s Ferihegy International Airport was inaugurated over 70 years ago, and also the beginnings of Hungarian aviation with another virtual exhibition. The extensive photographic material at the exhibition presents Hungary’s early airports, and then, visitors can learn about the formation and further development of the […]

House concert in Erzsébetváros

Budapest Festival Orchestra Pandemic Era House Concert

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 8, 2020

With the intention to smuggle a little color and joy into the evenings of the residents of the Hungarian capital, the Budapest Festival Orchestra offers a 10-15 minute serenade to selected apartment houses in the city. As a gift to the residents of Budapest, a few members of the orchestra play to the residential community […]

Raising Awareness through Photography

Sándor Laczkó
Jun 7, 2020

As we reported earlier, Hungarian freelance photographer and photographer of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Esther Horvath was named 1st prize winner for single photos in the Environment category for her picture 'Polar Bear and her Cub' at the 2020 World Press Photo Contest. In this month’s Diplomacy&Trade, she talks about life during the months-long expeditions […]

Visitors in the Hungarian Open Air Museum in Szentendre

Open-Air Museum Reopens in Szentendre

May 23, 2020

The Hungarian Open Air Museum ('Skanzen') reopened in Szentendre, north of Budapest this Saturday. For the time being, the museum is only accessible with a walking ticket in accordance with epidemiological and distance keeping rules. During the usual opening hours, from 9 am to 5 pm on Tuesday to Sunday, visitors to the ethnographic museum […]

Special keys on the Hungarian keyboard

Hungarian, the Most Difficult Language for English Speakers

May 3, 2020

Hungarian is the most difficult language for a native English speaker among languages using the same (that is, Latin) alphabet. That is the gist of an article published on the website of CNN and spotted by the Hungarian news site "If you like a challenge, try Hungarian. It's like no other European language you've […]

The March of the Busó in Mohács

Feb 20, 2020

This Thursday saw the start of the traditional Busójárás (the March of the Busó), a pagan Hungarian heritage. It is the symbolic ‘burying’ of winter and the welcoming of spring with folk music and dance in the south-central Hungarian town of Mohács near the Serbian border. Going back to medieval roots, the march of people […]

Central Europe 2020 and Beyond

Jan 27, 2020

Reflections on the book, Central Europe Revisited, by Emil Brix and Erhard Busek will be held with an Academic Book Launch and roundtable discussion at the Hungarian Academy of Science, sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK). There are two often contradictory narratives on Central Europe these days. The first is that Central […]

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