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World Press Photo Exhibition Opens in Budapest

Sep 22, 2022

The World Press Photo 2022 exhibition was opened at the Hungarian National Museum this Thursday, presenting close to 140 photographs from around the world. According to the organizers, the public can discover many carefully uncovered stories in the World Press Photo exhibition. The four global winners have each spent years working on their subject. Documenting […]

Open Day at the Cervantes Institute in Budapest

Sep 8, 2022

The Cervantes Institute is not only the largest Spanish language teaching institution in the world, but also offers free cultural programs to promote and disseminate the culture of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. This Saturday, September 10, the Cervantes Institute in Budapest is organizing an open day where visitors will be able to attend free tutorials […]

Sziget Festival Ends

Aug 16, 2022

After two years of forced hiatus, the relaunched Sziget Festival was met with great interest, according to a statement by the organizers. The event closed with a total of 452,000 visitors. The festival started last Wednesday with a full house, and on Friday and Saturday, it was close to being full. Chief organizer Tamás Kádár […]

Life is Beautiful – Sziget is about to Start

Aug 9, 2022

World stars, big favorites, currents names, established artists from previous seasons and hundreds of non-musical programs, in the usual diversity of genres. This is what Budapest’s Sziget (‘Island’) Festival – one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe – offers for the "big comeback" between August 10 and 15 after two years of […]

Paloznak Jazz Picnic

Aug 6, 2022

Paloznak, a small village of 500 people on the northern shore of Lake Balaton, has once again become the Balaton capital of jazz, funk and soul for three days (August 4-6). The big concerts are held at the main stage next to the village with guest resting on blankets during the day and dancing on […]

Free Evening Screenings on Margaret Island

Aug 2, 2022

From this Tuesday until August 14, the public can watch free movies sitting on the lawn of the Margaret Island Athletic Center in Budapest. This year's Cinema Island will screen comedies and dramas from Spain, Austria, Poland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, France and Finland. EUNIC Hungary, the Hungarian network of European cultural institutes, will screen […]

Valley of Arts Kicks Off Near Lake Balaton

Jul 22, 2022

The organizers of the largest all-arts festival in Hungary are awaiting visitors with more than two thousand programs in 36 locations in the villages of Kapolcs, Taliándörögd and Vigántpetend, near the northern shore of Lake Balaton from July 22 to 31. The programs inlcude big stage concerts, fabulous panoramas, theater, new circus, contemporary literature, exciting […]

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 […]

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