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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 […]

National Archives storage facility, Szeged

The Day of Hungarian Culture

Jan 22, 2020

The Day of Hungarian Culture has been celebrated on January since 1989 in memory of poet Ferenc Kölcsey who – on this day in 1823 – finalized the manuscript of what came to be the Hungarian national anthem. Commemorations related to the anniversary provide an occasion for Hungarians to pay more attention to their millennial […]

Palace of Arts Prepares for 15th Anniversary

Jan 15, 2020

The Palace of Arts (Müpa) in Budapest is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its opening this year with renowned artists, extraordinary collaborations and special programs, the CEO of the institution Csaba Káel told the Hungarian news agency MTI. The start of the new year at one of the region's most important performing arts centers was […]

Hungarian Movie on Oscars Shortlist

Dec 18, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards (a.k.a. Oscars) and the list of ten entries in the 'Best International Film' category include the Hungarian movie 'Akik maradtak' (Those who remained). Directed by Barnabás Tóth, it is a lyrical story of the healing power of […]

Javier Valdivielso Odriozola

From Cervantes to Almodóvar

Sándor Laczkó
Nov 27, 2019

Instituto Cervantes, a public entity established by the government of Spain in 1991, has been promoting Spanish language and culture in Hungary for 15 years. Headquartered in Madrid and Alcalá de Henares - the hometown of writer Miguel de Cervantes -, the institute is a bastion of Spanish and Latin American culture worldwide. In Hungary, […]

International Emmy Award Winner Marina Gera

Hungarian Actress Wins Emmy Award

Nov 26, 2019

Hungarian actress Marina Gera has won the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Irén in the movie 'Örök Tél' (Eternal Winter). She received the recognition at Awards Gala in New York City this Monday. Directed by Attila Szász, the movie that received numerous other awards in the past […]

Hungarian Novel Wins National Book Award

Nov 21, 2019

Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming by Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai, the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, has won the National Book Award for translated literature. It was translated from Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet. Krasznahorkai received the recognition at the 70th National Book Awards Ceremony & Benefit Dinner in New York City this Wednesday. The […]

Korean Cultural Center Re-opens in Budapest

Sándor Laczkó
Nov 19, 2019

Coinciding with the 30-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Hungary and the Republic of Korea, the Korean Cultural Center has been officially re-opened at a new location in the Hungarian capital. The 8,000-sqm facility, rebuilt with a HUF three billion investment, is the fifth largest cultural center worldwide and the largest in Europe. The Center […]

Ceramic flower pot by István Gádor

Ceramic Artist's Bequest Auctioned

Nov 12, 2019

István Gádor, the creator of modern Hungarian ceramics, will have his bequest auctioned at the BÁV Auction House and Pawnshop in Budapest within the framework of the 75th Art Auction. In addition to István Gádor's most accomplished pieces, the collection to go under hammer includes outstanding paintings and sculptures created by some of his friends, […]

Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero at the CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival

Ambassador of European Cinema Award in Miskolc

Sep 19, 2019

British actress Vanessa Redgrave and her husband, Italian actor Franco Nero received the Ambassador of European Cinema award at the 16th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival this Thursday. The festival established the Ambassador of European Cinema award in 2016 and its first recipient was Oscar-winning French actress Juliette Binoche. This year's Lifetime Awards of the […]

Into the Shadow

Hungarian Named Astronomy Photographer of 2019

Sep 13, 2019

Hungarian photographer László Francsics has been named the overall winner of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 by the Royal Museums Greenwich. His bewitching image, 'Into the Shadow', depicts the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on January 21, 2019. The winner was praised by Ed Robinson, award-winning photographer, director, […]

Those who remained

Official Hungarian Entry for the Academy Awards

Sep 6, 2019

The Hungarian Oscar Selection Committee has announced that it will enter Barnabás Tóth’s 'Akik maradtak' (Those who remained), "a lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of conflict, loss and trauma”, to be considered for nomination in the next “Academy Awards - Best International Film” category. Having survived the camps, 42-year […]

Tanuja Shankar, Director of the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center

The Home of Indian Culture in Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
Aug 21, 2019

The Indian Minister of State for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma told Diplomacy&Trade three years ago that “culture is a way of life in India: everything from getting up in the morning and moving on through the daily routine,” concluding that “our life is our culture.” The events organized by the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center bring […]

Magic of India Festival in Budapest

Magic of India Festival in Budapest

Aug 18, 2019

Also known as the Palace of Soul, the Budapest Hare Krishna Educational and Cultural Center hosted the Magic of India Festival in the Hungarian capital this Sunday. The festival featured a concert, a craft market and a spice fair, as well as self-knowledge performances and creative children's activities.

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