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Rose Festival Held Again in Szőreg

Jun 20, 2022

After two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, the village of Szőreg, located near the city of Szeged in SE Hungary, is again hosting a rose festival at the end of this week: guests are welcome to the village, which is decorated with hundreds of thousands of flowers. As András Avramov, the organizer and […]

Annual Book Week Opens in Budapest

Jun 9, 2022

The traditional Book Week in Hungary celebrates its 93rd anniversary this year. In 176 book pavilions, 182 exhibitors offer their books between June 9 and 12 and the program also includes book launches and signings. “After a long period of discontinuity, we were able to meet in person at Vörösmarty Square and the Danube embankment […]

Bloomsday 2022, a Two-Day Festival in Szombathely

Jun 7, 2022

Bloomsday will be a two-day contemporary art festival in Szombathely, W Hungary on June 16 and 17 this year, celebrating the centenary of the first book-length publication of James Joyce's iconic work Ulysses. Soma Horváth, deputy mayor of Szombathely, who is also responsible for culture, said at a Bloomsday press conference on Tuesday that the […]

International Nature and Environment Festival

May 26, 2022

The International Festival of Nature and Environment in Hungary opens on May 27, with more than a hundred films screened in four venues. The three-day event will feature a wide range of family and cultural activities, including scientific lectures, concerts, craft and film activities and exhibitions in the Royal Castle and its park in Gödöllő, […]

Korea Day in Budapest

May 21, 2022

The Korean Cultural Center in Budapest celebrated its 10th anniversary with a free all-day cultural festival at the Millenáris Events Center this Saturday. The organizers welcomed everyone who would like to learn more about Korean culture. The event offered cultural activities for all ages. On the main stage, the organizers prepared traditional as well as […]

Memorial Plaque to Hungarian Poet János Arany in Wales

May 15, 2022

A memorial plaque has been unveiled to 19th century Hungarian poet János Arany in the Welsh town of Montgomery, immortalized in the poet's famous ballad ‘The Bards of Wales’. The plaque, which pays tribute to János Arany and his poem in Hungarian, English and Welsh, was unveiled by Ferenc Kumin, Hungary's ambassador to the United […]

MÁV Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with Free Concert

May 14, 2022

Tradition has it that the MÁV (‘Hungarian Railways’) Symphony Orchestra opens the new season with a free OPEN DAY concert. The opening of the 2022/2023 season took place in the garden of the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest this Saturday. Under the baton of conductor Róbert Farkas, the orchestra treated its listeners to enjoyable and […]

Sprinkling Custom Presented on Easter Monday

Apr 18, 2022

Easter Monday, which is a holiday in Hungary, is a celebration of profane human joy, especially youth. Over the years, this day has become more and more about symbolic customs than about going to church, and sprinkling of girls by boys, which has changed a little, but still retains its roots, is one of the […]

Photo Exhibition Kicks Off Budapest Spring Festival

Apr 8, 2022

A photo exhibition entitled Budapest Vision opened this Friday in Budapest's City Hall Park as part of the 42nd Budapest Spring Festival, which starts on April 29.  The pictures of the contemporary street photo exhibition were selected by a professional jury from a competition of more than 200 images, Szilvia Mucsy, director of the Budapest […]

Budapest Photo Festival Opens

Mar 25, 2022

The exhibition hall Műcsarnok (‘Art Hall’) welcomes visitors with a special premiere – Life’s a Beach – at the opening exhibition of the 6th edition of the Budapest Photo Festival. Martin Parr, British photographer and the star of MAGNUM PHOTOS, is one of the best-known representatives of European contemporary color photography, whose work is on […]

The March of the Busó in Mohács

Feb 27, 2022

One of the most popular and spectacular winter events, the Busó festival is under way in Mohács, S Hungary near the Serbian border. Going back to medieval roots, the march of people in frightening costumes is supposed to scare away winter. In the end-of-winter festival (that Hungarians refer to as 'Busójárás', that is, the 'march […]

World Press Photo Exhibition Opens in Hungary

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 […]

Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition in Szeged

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 […]

Holiday Programs Offered by Szentendre Open Air Museum

Aug 16, 2021

In addition to concerts, bike tours, nature walks and handicrafts also await visitors at the Szentendre Open Air Museum on the holiday weekend between August 20 and 22. Over these three days, the museum will focus on nature in connection with the Boundless Open Air Museum of Ethnography thematic year. Visitors can explore the open-air […]

Animation Film Festival in Kecskemét

Aug 12, 2021

370 films from 30 countries are screened this week at the 15th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival, which runs until Sunday. The festival coincides with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Kecskemét animation studio, which is celebrated with a screening of ten thematic selections and an exhibition of the most memorable moments of the […]

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