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Budapest International Circus Festival

D&T
Jan 12, 2022

Around a hundred artists from four continents will perform at the 14th Budapest International Circus Festival between January 12 to 17 at the Budapest Capital Circus. The event starts with a conference this Tuesday. Hungary will be the focus of the circus world for the next week, as Budapest hosts the most prestigious international circus […]

Aeropark Aviation Museum Celebrates 30th Anniversary

D&T
Dec 29, 2021

The Aeropark Aviation Museum, located next to Budapest's Ferenc Liszt International Airport, is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and visitors can learn about the heroic era of aviation, the 66-year history of Malév airlines, and get an insight into the everyday life of modern aviation, behind the scenes of Budapest's and Debrecen's international airports. The Aeropark […]

New Hungarian Art Auction Record

D&T
Dec 20, 2021

Surpassing all previous Hungarian auction records, Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka's painting ‘Mysterious Island’ sold for HUF 460 million at the Judit Virág Gallery's auction in Budapest. The Mysterious Island, painted in 1903, is one of Csontváry's most mysterious works, the meaning of the title has still not been deciphered by art historians. The painting reached a […]

Arab Calligraphy on the UNESCO Representative List

D&T
Dec 17, 2021

As a result of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's successful cooperation with 15 Arab countries under the auspices of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), 'Arabic Calligraphy: knowledge, skills and practices' has today been officially inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, according to a press […]

Omega Rock Band Frontman János Kóbor Dies at 78

D&T
Dec 6, 2021

János Kóbor, the Kossuth and Liszt Ferenc Prize-winning singer of the Hungarian rock band Omega, has died at the age of 78. The musician was hospitalized on November 9 with new coronavirus infection and had been under care there ever since, but his condition was long thought to be serious. Born and raised in Budapest, […]

Falconry: Cherishing an Ancient Sport

Sándor Laczkó
Nov 22, 2021

One of the international exhibitors at the World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition held in Budapest recently was the Saudi Falcons Club. Its CEO, Hussam Bin Abdulmohsen Al-Huzaimi talked to Diplomacy&Trade about the strong historical bond between humans and falcons, how falconry can be used as a tool of biodiversity, among other issues. The Saudi […]

Hungarian Musical on Diabetes

D&T
Nov 1, 2021

Hungary has produced the first ever musical about diabetes in the world. Based on a light-hearted story with twists and turns, this play presents a fun way to learn about diabetes. With excellent music and songs, it provides information about the disease, how to recognize it, how to treat it and how people with diabetes […]

Experimenting the Bonds of Friendship

Sándor Laczkó
Oct 30, 2021

‘Triangle’, an English-Hungarian co-production graduation film at the Arts University Bournemouth by Hungarian director Péter Engelmann has attracted international interest. Now, he tells Diplomacy&Trade about this movie described as “a sci-fi pseudo-docu drama exploring the dark realms of the human mind.” The story follows three strangers who are about to become friends for life, separated […]

Loránd Eötvös Statue Unveiled in Budapest

D&T
Oct 5, 2021

The statue of world-renowned Hungarian natural scientist, physicist, politician and academic Loránd Eötvös was inaugurated this Tuesday in the Gesztenyés Garden in the Hungarian capital. The sculpture, by Kossuth Prize-winning sculptor Tibor Rieger, was to have been unveiled in November last year to mark the end of the Eötvös Loránd Memorial Year, but due to […]

World Press Photo Exhibition Opens in Hungary

D&T
Sep 23, 2021

The World Press Photo (WPP) exhibition opened on Thursday at the Hungarian National Museum, where 151 press photos will be on display again this year. The exhibition was selected by an international jury from 74,470 photos taken by 4,315 photojournalists from 130 countries, and last year's theme was the coronavirus epidemic, which was prominent in […]

Japanese Garden Opens in Gyula

D&T
Sep 22, 2021

A Japanese garden was inaugurated in the courtyard of the library in Gyula, SE Hungary on Wednesday. Otaka Masato, Japan's Ambassador to Hungary, described the community space created by a Gyula-based NGO as a link between the two countries. The Ambassador said that Japan has a long tradition of Japanese gardens, with records dating back […]

Budapest International Book Festival Postponed

D&T
Sep 20, 2021

The Presidency of the Association of Hungarian Publishers and Book Distributors has decided to postpone the Budapest International Book Festival scheduled for November due to the currently increasing number of cases of the disease and the gradual deterioration of the epidemic situation, the news site 24.hu reports, quoting the association. The reasoning is that they […]

Canadian Wins Ferenc Liszt International Piano Contest

D&T
Sep 19, 2021

Kevin Chen of Canada won the Grand Prize of the Liszt Ferenc International Piano Competition, followed by Giovanni Bertolazzi of Italy and Gergely Kovács of Hungary. The official competition program of the long-established Ferenc Liszt International Piano Competition at the Liszt Academy of Music came to an end with the final on Saturday. Of the […]

Over 150 Programs at the Budapest Autumn Festival

D&T
Sep 16, 2021

With more than one hundred and fifty programs in thirty venues, the Budapest Autumn Festival is a renewed event in the capital between September 26 and October 10. The Hungarian news agency MTI quotes, Erzsébet Gy. Németh, the Deputy Mayor of Budapest responsible for the human fields as saying at the festival's press conference in […]

Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition in Szeged

D&T
Sep 4, 2021

A representative exhibition of the works of more than 600 members of the National Association of Hungarian Artists (MAOE), entitled Horizon, showcasing Hungarian contemporary art, opened on Saturday at the Reök Palace in the southeastern Hungarian city of Szeged. In his opening speech, László Barnák, Director General of the Szeged National Theater, which also maintains […]

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