The day of the Hungarian language – 13th of November

The 13th of November was declared as the day of the Hungarian language in 2011 by the parliament, thus putting it into the focus of public attention once a year. Our language is part of our cultural heritage and is the base of the national identity. According to the resolution: “The parliament, realizing that the […]

A Magyar Kultúra Napjai – Írországban

2018. májusában másodszor jártam Írországban, hogy megismerjem a „Zöld sziget” kultúráját, történelmét és beszippantsam a tenger friss illatát. Tavaly ősszel unokatestvérem meglátogatásakor találkoztam a kint élő hazánk fiaival, és bátran állíthatom, hogy barátokat is szereztem. Demčik Norbertkalauzolásával megismertem egy jól működő, összetartó közösséget. Írországban közel tízezer magyarországi és határon túli magyar él, jelentős részük Dublinban, […]

Earagail Arts Festival 2018

Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary arts festival which takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the North West coast of Ireland. From the 4th – 23rd July 2017 this iconic festival will be on the road from West to North Donegal, with a […]

Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival

Looking for a bit of craic? Head west to the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival. Over three days, there’ll be a load of gigs, plenty of massive sessions, as well as masterclasses and workshops. The music will be varied, from traditional bluegrass through to old-timey, cajun, blues and just plain old ‘folk’. Almost everything is […]

Life Festival – Glade Arena at Glastonbury

Life Festival originated from the Glade Arena at Glastonbury before becoming a full on festival in its own right in 2004 – & has grown every year since to become Ireland’s biggest & best festival for electronic music. The setting is very much part of the Life ethos. Previous venues have included Charleville Castle, Ballinlough Castle […]

Forbidden Fruit – at Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Dublin city centre’s multi-stage music and arts festival, FORBIDDEN FRUIT, is set to return for its 8th instalment on the June Bank Holiday weekend, 2nd – 4th June 2018. A unique city centre festival that combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes. The spectacular grounds of Irish Museum of Modern Art will once […]

AVA Festival – Belfast

AVA is an Audio Visual Arts Festival and Conference in Belfast that celebrates, amplifies and develops the strong current of electronic music and digital visual arts from Northern and Southern Ireland. AVA 2018 will be a two day event hosted on Friday 1st June and Saturday 2nd June in Belfast. The goal is to provide […]

Roots Festival – Kilkenny

Since 1998 the festival has attracted some of the finest names in the Americana/Roots canon, including  Calexico, Giant Sand, Ryan Adams, Alejandro Escovedo, Guy Clark, Chuck Prophet, Ray LaMontagne, Richmond Fontaine, Rodney Crowell, Phosphorescent, Sturgill Simpson and  Alabama Shakes. Audiences wind their way through the medieval streets sampling the huge range of music in the […]

TLC to headline Mighty Hoopla festival this June in their first ever UK festival performance

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas returned to the limelight last year, following a 15 year hiatus after the untimely death of third band member, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Their headline appearance at Mighty Hoopla, will be their second ever UK performance after a sold-out show in KOKO last year, and their first ever […]

The UK’s first festival of Muslim culture is coming to the British Library

he UK’s first ever festival entirely dedicated to Muslim culture, literature and ideas will take at the British Library this April. MFest, running from April 27-29, will be comprised of almost 30 events, with Kamila Shamsie, Akram Khan and Elif Shafak amongst the names on the line-up. It will include poetry readings, workshops, performances, discussions […]

Groove Festival at Killruddery

HamsandwicH, Heather Smalls and Fun Loving’ Criminals have just been announced as the first headlining acts for Groove Festival. The music fest takes place on July 7th & 8th in Kilruddery House in Bray. The Riptide Movement, Something Happens and Kila will also feature, with lots more to be added over the coming weeks. Link to […]

Jewish Food and Culture Festival to return Sunday

For those growing up in the Jewish faith, tradition means everything. Barbara Stewart understands this well. Whether it is reading the ancient Hebrew that comes with each service at Temple Beth Tefilloh in Brunswick or lighting the menorah at home during Chanukah, the religion exudes history — and Stewart embraces it. That also extends to […]

National Youth Cultural Festival at Manipur

IMPHAL, Dec 9: A National Youth Cultural Festival was held today at Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) auditorium, Palace compound where nine young cultural advocates were felicitated with awards. Source: http://www.manipur.org/news/2017/12/10/cultural-festival-held/ Alternative link and image source: http://www.thesangaiexpress.com/cultural-festival-held-2/

BD FESTIVAL 2018 at Glendalough House

Fresh off the back of a super-successful sold-out Day Of The Dead Festival, BD Productions are back in 2018 with the one and only BD Festival! Join us in the breathtaking surrounds of Glendalough House, Annamoe, Co.Wicklow on Friday the 30th of March, for what’s shaping up to be the biggest and best incarnation yet! […]

Vantastival – campervan lifestyle

Vantastival is a family-friendly festival which takes place over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. A host of live musical acts will perform over the weekend, while a focus on the campervan lifestyle brings an extra dimension to the only festival of its kind in Ireland. Other attractions include gourmet food stalls, festival traders, scheduled kids’ activities, art, […]

The BEAF is back!

The BEAF is back! Bournemouth’s biggest arts and culture festival returns next spring BUDDING artists and entertainers across the community are being invited to showcase their talent at the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF) festival next spring. Following a successful bid to Arts Council England and Arts University Bournemouth, organisers of the town’s largest independent […]

Festival celebrates traditional Irish music, dance and culture

About 20 workshops including ones in jigs, fiddling and Celtic knots were offered Saturday at the Sean-Nós Northwest Irish Festival at The Evergreen State College in Olympia. In its 10th year, the festival continues through Sunday and is open to the public. A single-day pass costs $60 and includes admission to four workshops, along with […]

Balog Zoltán állami művészeti és miniszteri szakmai díjakat adott át

2017 Balog Zoltán, az emberi erőforrások minisztere, valamint Hoppál Péter kultúráért felelős államtitkár nemzeti ünnepünk, március 15-e alkalmából Magyarország Babérkoszorúja, Magyarország Kiváló Művésze, Magyarország Érdemes Művésze, Balázs Béla-díjat, Balogh Rudolf-díjat, Jászai Mari-díjat, Blattner Géza-díjat, Harangozó Gyula-díjat, Martin György-díjat, Erkel Ferenc-díjat , Liszt Ferenc-díjat, Ferenczy Noémi-díjat, Munkácsy Mihály-díjat, József Attila-díjat, Márai Sándor-díjat, Táncsics Mihály-díjat, valamint Bánffy […]

Something for everyone as TradFest celebrates capital’s many cultures

TRADFEST brings something slightly different to Edinburgh’s festival calendar. Most traditional folk festivals tend to focus on music, but TradFest celebrates storytelling, dance, folk drama, folk film, walking tours and the local environment, as well as wonderful folk music of course! We are also celebrating Edinburgh as a place and highlighting different aspects of the life […]

Jewish Food Festival unites culture, community

Food brings more people, and cultures, together than sports, concerts and movies combined. For the past four years, the Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El has taken this idea of unity in food and created a festival to bring the Tuscaloosa community into Jewish culture. Sunday will mark the fourth Jewish Food Festival. The Sisterhood’s event began […]

a day for culture and creativity nationwide

CREATIVE EVENTS IN YOUR CITY DUBLIN CITY CENTRE AND AROUND THE COUNTRY EASTER MONDAY APRIL 17 2017 FREE FAMILY EVENT An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys were joined by RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes today to announce Cruinniú na Cásca, a new national day of culture and creativity, to take place on […]

Budapest – City Video Guide

The Hungarian capital, Budapest, is situated on the banks of the Danube in Central Europe. It’s the political, economic and cultural heart of the nation, and one of the most beautiful and livable cities on the continent. For a sweeping overview of the city head to the Buda side of the Danube and take in […]

A Magical Festival to Scare Off Winter

On a recent Sunday morning in Mohacs, Hungary, a buffet was set out in the parking lot of an apartment building. But more lavish than the pastries and meats on display was the attire of those eating them: Men wore oversize shearling coats with cowbells chained around their waists, and women lifted lace hanging from black […]

Festival to celebrate French culture 2017

An upcoming festival celebrating the diversity of Francophone communities across the world, will seek to promote French culture through discussions, music, theatre and art shows. The week-long Francophonie Festival, set to begin from March 16 at Alliance Francaise here, is aimed at marking the coming together of around 63 governments of countries where the French […]

Estonian culture introduced in three Hungarian cities

A week full of Estonian cultural events is taking place from 14-26 March in three Hungarian cities – Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged. For the tenth time already, the Estonian Institute brings the latest highlights in the country’s cultural scene to Hungary. For those unaware, the two countries share linguistic connection – Hungarian is a member […]

Indian festival of Holi brings colour and culture

It is celebrated each year around the time of the vernal equinox, and is typically celebrated in March but sometimes as early as February. Holi Festival Of Colours Trailer 2015 from Holi Festival Of Colours on Vimeo. It is mainly observed in both India and Nepal or other countries where there is a significant Hindu population. […]

Hawaiian Culture Festival on March 18

The festival will feature live music, hula, cultural activities and family fun for all visitors. There will be a blessing to honor the center’s new exhibit hall, and live performances by Sonny Lim, Hula Me Ka Honua, Hawane Rios, Halau Waika, Hualalai, and Brad Bordessa. There will also be vendor booths on-site with crafts as well […]

What is International Women’s Day about?

What is International Women’s Day about? International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.   About International Women’s Day – https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About

Franco-Fête Festival 2017

A series of events celebrating French culture will be held later this month. The Franco-Fête Festival takes place annually in French-speaking countries and the Jersey branch of l’Alliance Française will once again be joining other branches worldwide in offering a variety of activities. A photography exhibition at Alliance Française at 5 Library Place, featuring the work of […]

Hungary celebrates legendary tale of Welsh bards’ slaughter

On Thursday, a special celebration of the life of the poet behind the “Bards of Wales” will be held in Budapest. Montgomery Mayor Eric Fairbrother said the poem was a “great link” between the countries. A Walesi Bardok, The Bards of Wales, tells of their legendary slaughter at a banquet in Montgomery Castle by King […]

Hungarian winners at Dublin craft beer cup

The grand prize was awarded to the Saison Witbier wheat beer, produced by Horizont brewery.  The beer also won a gold medal given by the 28-member international jury, together with Fűtőház brewery’s stout called 327-139. Fűtőház, Hopfanatic, HopTop, Mad Scientists, Mecénás Sörműhely and Synthesis Brewing Co. were awarded silver and bronze medals, while the Etyeki […]

Cuban festival in city a celebration of dance and culture

Today is the start of three days of workshops, parties and one Latin dance spectacular when the melody of Spanish guitar and the beat of African drums celebrates Cuban culture in the city. Cuban dancers from Australia and New Zealand are in town to teach, dance and share their culture at the Aotearoa Cuban Festival […]

Hungarian slaughterhouse love story wins top prize at Berlin film festival

Hungary’s On Body and Soul, a tender love story set in a slaughterhouse, won the Golden Bear top prize Saturday at the Berlin film festival, Europe’s first major cinema showcase of the year. The drama by Ildiko Enyedi, one of four female film-makers in competition, features graphic scenes in an abattoir set against the budding romance […]

The world without Hungarians

You may have heard of the country named Hungary. You may have even been there. You may even know a Hungarian person. But did you know that Hungarians have had a lot to offer to the world? Let’s see what the world would be like without Hungarians. 1) A world without Hungarians – A world […]

Hungary for change – An Irishman’s Diary on Arthur Griffith and ‘The Sinn Féin Policy’

The movement known as Sinn Féin has taken a number of forms since its inception and the first to bear the name, which was established by Arthur Griffith in 1905, had as its basis a political model that came into existence in central Europe 150 years ago on February 18th. This political arrangement, known as […]

On Body and Soul premiered at Berlin Film Festival.

It’s one thing to give your movie a title as sweepingly ambitious as On Body and Soul, but quite another to deliver something equally transcendent. With this competition entry from Hungary, we saw some encouraging signs of artistic experimentation on the first full day of the Berlin Film Festival that’s sorely missing from the opening night […]

Bright Idea Award – IHBA

The IHBA BRIGHT IDEA Award is open to all members of the IHBA, Irish or Hungarian. (To join the IHBA see www.ihba.ie). Hungarian entrants need to have a recognized presence in Ireland, and Irish entrants should already have a profile relating to Hungary. In all cases the number of employees has to be less than […]

A huge Transylvanian Hungarian festival is coming to Manchester

With craft beer, local wine, and musicians, Góbéfest will prove there’s more to Transylvania than just Dracula If Dracula is the first thing that comes to mind on hearing Transylvania, then make time to visit Manchester’s first dedicated Transylvanian Hungarian festival for a real taste of the historical region. Góbéfest will take place from Saturday […]

102 Year old Hungarian film discovered in the netherlands

Dutch researchers at the Amsterdam-based EYE Film Institute have discovered one of the oldest extant Hungarian films: A Munkászubbony (The Work Jacket), first shown on January 12th, 1915. Lost for decades, The Work Jacket is one of the longest Hungarian silent films of the era.  The film, directed by István Bródy, stars Gyula Hegedűs, one of the most […]

BREAKING: HUNGARIAN SHORT FILM SING RECEIVES OSCAR NOMINATION!

Today, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released the names of this year’s Oscar nominees, and among this year’s nominees is a Hungarian short film, Mindenki (Sing). To clarify, the film, directed by Kristof Deák, was not nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar; that category, which was won last year by […]

Traditional Hungarian cuisine

Traditional Hungarian cuisine To understand Hungarian cuisine, we have to take a peek into the past. Today’s Hungarian cuisine is a synthesis of ancient Asiatic components mixed with Germanic, Italian, and Slavic elements. The food of Hungary can be considered a melting pot of the continent, with its own original cuisine from the Magyar people. The […]

National Day of Hungarian Culture

22 January is the anniversary of the birth of the Hungarian National Anthem, written in 1823 by famous poet Ferenc Kölcsey (one of the most important literature caharcter) who finished the manuscript of the anthem in this day in Cseke. This date is the celebration of the Hungarian Culture, which have been held since 1989 in […]

Kodály and Dohnányi: Chamber Works for Strings CD review – Hungarian passion

Kodály and Dohnányi: Chamber Works for Strings CD review – Hungarian passion   Zoltán Kodály appears to have deliberately deprived himself of the pleasure of writing for the cello, his favourite instrument, when composing his string Serenade, Op 12 in 1920.  Scored for two violins and viola, the texture is light and airy but the sonority […]

Cake classics of Hungary

Sweet treats: Cake classics of Hungary Dobos cake, Rigó Jancsi, Esterházy cake… just some of the sweet classics of Hungarian cuisine and compulsory elements of a visit to any of the Hungarian confectioneries. From a romantic love story to 19th century innovation, they all have a story, and are much more than food: they are […]

Sydney cultural festival 2017

Hungarian Australians gather in Sydney to celebrate cultural festival It is not the usual setting for folk tunes, but this week it is the home for dozens of dancers gathered together for the Hungarian Cultural Festival. The festival is held every four years and brings together 500 members of the Hungarian community from across Australia, […]

#Ezvoltamievunk 2016

Check out this animated short featuring the great Hungarian achievements of 2016 Featured on the website szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, the short animated film #Ezvoltamievunk 2016 (#This was our year 2016) features an overview of all of the incredible Hungarian accomplishments from the past year. Created by Réka Bucsi, the film begins with the Hungarian film Son of Saul clinching the […]

Hungarian Masked Monster Parade

Watch a Hungarian Masked Monster Parade Every February in the Hungarian city of Mohács, goat-horned monsters and mysterious women in lace masks parade through town, jangling bells and twirling noisemakers. This is Busójárás, a national tradition dating back to the early Middle Ages. Busójárás Mohácson from Aperti Film on Vimeo. Busójárás achieves multiple purposes. First, it is a […]

Kodály method has been added to UNESCO

Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodálys music education method added UNESCO world heritage list Speaking to Hungarian news agency MTI, Hungary’s Human Resources Minister, Zoltán Balog, has announced that Hungarian composer and educator Zoltán Kodály’s method for learning and preserving folk culture has made it onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List following the association’s meeting in Addis Ababa. […]

Hungarian play huge hit in Paris

C’est Magnifique! Hungarian play huge hit Paris A Hungarian play, The Boy Transformed into a Stag (A szarvassá változott fiú), has achieved great success at the world-renowned Festival de L’Imaginaire, one of Europe’s most important art and theatre festivals. The play was directed by Attila Vidnyánszky, current head of the Hungarian National Theatre, and was shown […]

Hungarian composer`s works performed in Baku

Hungarian composer`s works performed in Baku A classical gala concert was held at the Baku State Philharmonic Hall. The concert was dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the birth of Bela Bartok, the great Hungarian composer. The Hungarian composer was called “the genius of the 20th century”. World-famous violinist Graf Mourja, pianist György Oravecz and […]

Tastes of Home: What Hungarians Always Take with Them from Hungary

Tastes of Home: What Hungarians Living Abroad Always Take with Them from Hungary There’s no taste like home! In this article, writers for the website HelloMagyarok! who live outside of Hungary discuss the Hungarian products they swear by, that they buy whenever they come home to visit. Niki Pataki—Hong Kong I mainly tend to bring […]

1956 ÜNNEPE MÉG SOHA NEM VOLT ILYEN MÉLTÓ ÉS EMELKEDETT

1956 ÜNNEPE MÉG SOHA NEM VOLT ILYEN MÉLTÓ ÉS EMELKEDETT A Műegyetemnél kezdődtek az 1956-os forradalom és szabadságharc 60. évfordulója alkalmából szervezett központi megemlékezések. A rakparton lévő 1956-os emlékműnél Boross Péter mondott beszédet, aki kiemelte: az 1956-os forradalom és szabadságharc ünnepe még soha nem volt olyan emelkedett és széleskörű, mint most. A Nemzeti Örökség Intézete […]

Beszélgetés Gilbert Szilviával

Beszélgetés Gilbert Szilviával Soltész Norbert, a Hungarian Culture Days elnöke és felesége, Brigitta kaliforniai kirándulásuk alkalmával egy interjú reményében találkozót kértek az ottani magyarok szervezetének elnökétől, Gilbert Szilviától (balra),aki nemcsak hogy igent mondott e felkérésre, de részletekbe menően, készségesen válaszolt is minden kérdésünkre. A közel egyórás interjúban hallható információk mindannyiunk számára tanulságosak lehetnek! A teljes interjú a Dublini Magyarok Közösségi […]

1956, the year when “A nation said: Enough!”

MY REVOLUTION: JÓZSEF TÓTH ZELE – “I JUST WANTED TO PLAY FOOTBALL” 1956, the year when “A nation said: Enough!” This year is the 60th anniversary of the 1956’ revolution and war of independence. My Revolution is our weekly series of narratives of the 1956’ revolution by the book titled Az én Forradalmam (My Revolution). Remembering to 1956; […]

Hungarian Cultural Week in Shanghai

SHANGHAI HOSTS HUNGARIAN CULTURAL WEEK AND LAUNCHES HUNGARIAN UNIVERSITY PROGRAMME As a result of the improving cooperation between China and Hungary, the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) announced it launched a Hungarian university programme, news agency MTI reported. The “Hungarian studies” degree programme was opened officially on Monday by SISU President Cao Deming and Judit Hammerstein, the Hungarian Foreign Ministry’s deputy […]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Carl Flesch was born on this day in 1873 – 139 years ago

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Carl Flesch (Flesch Károly) was born on this day in 1873 – 139 years ago Dying in 1944, Mr Flesch’s noted students included Bronislaw Gimpel, Ivry Gitlis, Szymon Goldberg, Ida Haendel, Josef Hassid, Ginette Neveu, Max Rostal, Henryk Szeryng and Henri Temianka. Full article: https://www.theviolinchannel.com/carl-flesch-born-1873-on-this-day/ Wikipedia: Flesch was born in Moson […]

Colourful Hungarian Carnival Tradition

Colourful Hungarian Carnival Tradition in Baranja Captured by Romulic and Stojcic They are perhaps most famous for their timelapse vidoes promoting Croatian tourism, but award-winning Osijek photographers Romulic and Stojcic turned their attention to a wonderful portrayal of a Hungarian tradition in the Croatian region of Baranja on October 6, 2016. Kakasütés (read: kakašiteš; Hun. […]

The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble at the Ohio theatre

The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble at the Ohio theatre Join the The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble in commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution against Soviet rule with traditional folk music and dance. The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble ( Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes ) is one of Hungary’s preeminent professional folk dance companies, and has toured every continent with […]

Márton Áron emléktúra Írországban

Márton Áron emléktúra Írországban 2016. október másodikán az időjárási szokásoktól eltérően, gyönyörűen sütött a nap az Ír-sziget keleti partján, kedvezve a Márton Áron emléktúra résztvevőinek, melyen a Cork-i és dublini magyar közösség tagjai is részt vettek. Az emléktúra a Cork-i Magyar Iskola és Óvoda, Magyarország Dublini Nagykövetsége, a dublini magyar közösség tagjai, valamint a Kőrösi […]

32nd Annual Grape Harvest Festival Dance

Hometown Hungarian heritage to be celebrated at Grape Harvest Dance in Painesville Township People of Hungarian ancestry from near and far will converge Oct. 2 on the Painesville Township Park Community Center for the 32nd annual Szureti Bal, an afternoon of dancing, food and fellowship. In English that’s the Grape Harvest Dance, and it’s hosted […]

A kulturális sokszínűség éjszakája Dublinban

A kulturális sokszínűség éjszakája Dublinban Dublinban szeptember 16-án éjjel megnyílt minden galéria, múzeum, kiállítótér kapuja, várva a kulturális programok iránt érdeklődő közönséget, ugyanis ekkor rendezték meg a Kultúrák Éjszakája elnevezésű nyilvános programsorozatot, melybe a Magyar Kulturális Napok szervezői csapata is bekapcsolódott. Szeptember tizenhatodika a művészetek, kultúrák ünnepléséről szólt szerte Írországban. A Kultúrák Éjszakája elnevezésű nyilvános esemény minden év […]

The Hungarian Rio Olympics Success Story

Telling The Hungarian Rio Olympics Success Story In Rio, Hungary was ranked 12th on the overall table with eight gold medals in swimming, fencing and kayak-canoeing. Comparing to its size and population Hungary is one of the most successful countries in the history of the Olympic Games with 502 medals. A statement issued by the […]

Wallingford Hungarian festival

Wallingford Hungarian festival draws a crowd, keeps traditions alive Hungarian immigrant Andre Farkas shows Mayor William W. Dickinson, Jr. a reprinted 1956 newspaper Sunday at the annual Hungarian Community Club festival. After the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Farkas fled to Austria on his bicycle. | Lauren Takores, For the Record-Journal.  WALLINGFORD — Hungarians from all […]

Hungarian Cultural Heritage Portal

Hungarian Cultural Heritage Portal HUNGARICANA is a common website of Hungarian archives, museums and libraries, operated by the Library of Parliament, Hungary (Országgyűlési Könyvtár). The digitization was financed by the NKA (National Cultural Fund of Hungary) in the past years and we set ourselves the main goal to publish the cultural heritage of Hungary on one site: databases, […]

Háry János in Dallas

Review: A Hungarian Folk Tale | Dallas Winds | Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Dallas — Is your concept of a band left over from high school, half-time at football games or maybe the Rose Parade? If so, you have an amazing treat in store when you attend a concert presented by the Dallas Winds, a fully […]

Miskolc International Film Festival

Juliette Binoche Honoured at Hungarian Film Fest Speaking at the Miskolc International Film Festival in Hungary, where she was guest of honour, Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche has called on more compassion towards refugees amid Europe’s migration crisis. Picking up the the festival’s special award, she talked about the role of cinema: “For me, a film is a possibility of […]

St. Stephen’s Day celebration in San Francisco

St. Stephen’s Day celebration at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California As always, the 59th San Francisco Hungarian National Day celebrations were held in beautiful Golden Gate Park. My wife and I attend every year. Many of you might be surprised to learn that the weather is quite cold in August in the Bay […]

Taste of Hungary, Chicago

The Chicago Hungarian Society is back for the 6th Annual Taste of Hungary. The Chicago Hungarian Society is back for the 6th Annual Taste of Hungary on Saturday, September 10, 2016. From 11 a.m.-10 p.m., visitors can experience the rich culture, music, and food of Hungary at the Norridge United Church of Christ. From goulash […]

Hungarian cinema in the cultural week

Hungarian cinema in the spotlight as part of cultural week Hungarian cinema will be front and centre as part of Budapest – Montreal: Hungarian Cultural Week. Cinéma du Parc leads the charge with Hungarian Film Week, a selection of recent films from the country, Friday to Sept. 8, including: 2016 László Nemes’s best foreign language film […]

Joseph Pulitzer, the father of the world famous award

Hungarian roots: Joseph Pulitzer, the father of the world famous award Joseph Pulitzer, American-Hungarian newspaper publisher who introduced the techniques of yellow journalism and established the Pulitzer Prize. Joseph Pulitzer was born in the 10th of April in 1847 in Makó about 200km south-east of Budapest in Hungary as the son of Elize (Nerger) and Fülöp Pulitzer. The […]

Oscars: Hungary Chooses ‘Kills on Wheels’ for Foreign-Language Category

Oscars: Hungary Chooses ‘Kills on Wheels’ for Foreign-Language Category Attila Till’s dark comedy about wheelchair-bound assassins premiered in July at the Karlovy Vary film festival. Hungary’s Oscar selection committee Wednesday announced Attila Till’s dark comedy Kills on Wheels as the country’s nomination for best foreign-language Oscar consideration. The committee includes Hungarian government film commission and Hollywood producer […]

Culture Night 2016

Hungarian Culture Days will open its doors to the public as part of Culture Night 2016. The Hungarian Culture Night presented by Hungarian Culture Days on Friday, 16 September 2016 from 5pm at Filmbase Temple Bar. Hungarian Culture Night invites everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts, Hungarian gastronomy and different European folk dances. • „Best […]

Classical CD of the week – Forbes

Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, Complete String Quartets, Alexander String Quartet, Foghorn Classics If the San Francisco-based Alexander String Quartet had only put the six Bartók quartets on their latest release, it might have slipped my notice. That despite a sweetly lyrical Bartók (with a particular fluid take of the Third and a Fifth bent on lyricism), because there’s simply […]

Hungarian Cultural Week in Montreal

Hungarian Cultural Week in Montreal Are you ready to discover Hungary in Montreal? Hungary aims at strengthening the relations with Quebec. Quebec, in our view, is a natural partner to Hungary and we are ready to exploit the potential in culture, trade and business. There are already many links between the province and Hungary: Montreal […]

Hungarian Photographers in Focus

Hungarian Photographers in Focus “Echoes” has a very impressive line-up of photographers, among them, Brassaï, Éva Szombat, André Kertész, Robert Capa, Ákos Czigány, and András Bánkuti. Czigány pays homage to artist Hiroshi Sugimoto by shooting upward views while standing in Budapest courtyards. Anikó Robitz, with his architectural close-ups, takes abstraction even further than Moholy-Nagy. And […]

modern Hungarian photography

A closer look at modern Hungarian photography Two exhibitions — one that wrapped up recently and the other ongoing — have spotlighted influential Hungarian photographer Laszlo Moholy-Nagy as part of “Modernity X Hungary — A Festival of Hungarian Modernism in New York,” a series of exhibitions, concerts and performances taking place through Aug. 14. Moholy-Nagy’s fascination […]

18 magyar érem, 9 világbajnoki cím a dublini karate vb-n!!!

18 magyar érem, 9 világbajnoki cím a dublini karate vb-n!!! Összesen nyolc aranyat, két ezüstöt és hét bronzérmet szereztek a Magyarországi Wado-ryu Karate Szövetség versenyzői a múlt hét végén Dublinban, a 6. WUKF karate világbajnokságon. Az esemény egy nagy meglepetést is tartogatott: a WUKF elnöke egy magas rangú dan diplomát adott át a Magyarországi Wado-ryu Karate Szövetség […]

SSFF& ASIA 2016 Film Festival Academy Awards

Hungarian film wins “Asian Oscar” at international short film festival. ShortShorts is a qualifying Film Festival for the annual Academy Awards. The Award Ceremony for SSFF& ASIA 2016 was held on the 13th of June at Meiji-Jingu Kaikan (Shibuyaku, Tokyo, Japan). The festival’s highest honor, the Grand Prix, was awarded to Hungarian film “Sing” made by Kristóf Deák. The 24-minute drama was made […]

Mayfly and Hungary’s Tisza River

With just hours to live, these swarming insects on Hungary’s Tisza River have only one thing on their minds. Get a taste of what awaits you in print from this compelling excerpt. We call it Tiszavirágzás, or Tisza blooming. Every year from late spring to early summer, a natural spectacle transforms Hungary’s Tisza River. Villagers […]

Lot of magic in Hungarian wines

There is a lot of magic to be found in Hungarian wines. To appreciate them it helps to have some background knowledge about the Hungarian wine industry and some of its key players. The country boasts 22 wine regions and 63,000 hectares of vineyards that yield 2.2 million hectolitres of wine. Hungary has been making […]

Ireland’s exhibition launched in Venice

Launch of “Losing Myself’ ‘Losing Myself’, Ireland’s exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Biennale Exhibition launched in Venice, Friday 27 May 2016. Commissioned and curated by Niall McLaughlin and Yeoryia Manolopoulou, Ireland’s entry for the 2016 exhibition ‘Losing Myself’ is inspired by the Orchard Day and Respite Centre in Blackrock, Dublin, which was commissioned by […]

Dublinban mutatkoztak be a hungarikumok

Dublinban mutatkoztak be a hungarikumok A Hungarian Culture Days nevű önkéntesekből álló szervezet immáron ötödik éve kiállítással, hagyományőrző programokkal, irodalmi délutánnal, népzenével, magyaros ételekkel várta az érdeklődőket Írország fővárosában, Dublinban megrendezett Magyar Kulturális Napokon. A négynapos rendezvényen a Földművelésügyi Minisztérium képviseletében Szakáli István Loránd agrárfejlesztésért és hungarikumokért felelős helyettes államtitkár tartott köszöntő beszédet és előadást. […]

V. Magyar Kulturális Napok Dublinban

2016. május 12-én kezdődött Dublinban az V. Magyar Kulturális Napok fesztivál. A négynapos rendezvénysorozat legfontosabb célja továbbra is a magyar hagyományok és kultúra megőrzése és megélése az írországi diaszpórában, de idén kiemelt hangsúlyt kapott az ír-, illetve más, helyi közösségek felé való nyitás, a nemzetközi kulturális párbeszéd is. A rendezvénysorozat idén is több helyszínen zajlott. […]

Példa a jókedvű együtt létezésre

Idén négynapos, gazdag programkínálattal vonta magára a figyelmet a dublini Magyar Kulturális Napok rendezvénysorozat, amely nemcsak az Írországban élő 12–14 ezer magyart igyekezett megszólítani, hanem sok helybeli és más nemzetiségű érdeklődő számára is érdekesnek bizonyult. Egy személyesnek tűnő probléma indította útjára a történetet, még 2012-ben: a Dublinban élő Fekete Beatrix galériát keresett, hogy kiállíthassa képeit, viszont […]

Öt kontinens

Az Öt kontinens – egy nemzet a világ magyarságát összefogó műsor. A világmagazin a híd és a közvetlen kapocs szerepét kívánja betölteni Magyarország és a világ különböző részein élő magyarság tagjai között. Arra keres választ, miként lehet távoli országokban megőrizni a magyar identitást, és hogyan lehet népszerűsíteni a magyar kultúrát. Adás: minden szombat 10:30:, Duna World Link […]

Dublinban mutatkoztak be a hungarikumok

Az V. Magyar Kulturális Napok keretében Dublinban mutatkoztak be a hungarikumok A Hungarian Culture Days nevű önkéntesekből álló szervezet immáron ötödik éve kiállítással, hagyományőrző programokkal, irodalmi délutánnal, népzenével, magyaros ételekkel várta az érdeklődőket Írország fővárosában, Dublinban megrendezett Magyar Kulturális Napokon. A négynapos rendezvényen a Földművelésügyi Minisztérium képviseletében Szakáli István Loránd agrárfejlesztésért és hungarikumokért felelős helyettes […]

Magyar kulturális napok Dublinban (TRT) A Török Rádió, és Televízió

Pálffy István a dublini kulturális napokról szólva hangsúlyozta: a magyar kulturális fesztivál programja is egyre bővül, az idén például hungarikum-bemutatóval a Földművelésügyi Minisztérium és a magyar nagykövetség segítségével, és a rendezés is professzionálissá vált. Arra a kérdésre, hogy tervezik-e a jelenleg Dublinra összpontosító rendezvénysorozat kiterjesztését más városokra, Pálffy István kijelentette: ez már nemcsak terv, hanem az első […]

Magyar kulturális napok Dublinban (ma.hu)

A rendezvényt ötödször rendezi meg az ír fővárosban Hungarian Culture Days nevű, önkéntesekből álló szervezet. A fesztivált támogatják az Írországban működő magyar vállalkozók és a Magyarországhoz kötődő ír vállalkozók és az Ír-Magyar Üzleti Társaság. Pálffy István, Magyarország dublini nagykövete az esemény alkalmából az MTI-nek elmondta: a magyar kormány nemzetpolitikai törekvéseiben Írország is egyre inkább megjelenik, […]

Magyar kulturális napok Dublinban (magyaridok.hu)

Magyar kulturális napok Dublinban A dublini kulturális rendezvénysorozat nemzetpolitikai célja a szervezők tájékoztatása szerint az, hogy az Írországban élő magyarok első, de különösen a második generációja ne veszítse el kötődését Magyarországhoz. Hagyományőrző programok és magyar ételek kóstolója mellett kiállítás, irodalmi délután, néptánc és népzene is szerepel a dublini magyar kulturális napok kínálatában. A rendezvényt ötödször […]

Igniting the summer festival season

Igniting the summer festival season Originally known as Bealtaine, the summertime festival was an important fixture on the worldwide calendar. Having not being officially celebrated in hundreds of years the festival returned, rising from the ashes as Festival of the Fires. Full article here: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/igniting-the-summer-festival-season-1.2639668#.Vy4gynORP2g.twitter Festival of Fires set the ancient seat of the High King’s […]

The White Horse in Irish Mythology

This post was inspired by an interesting twittercon with @Huk_fin about the role of the white stallion in ancient kingship rituals. Geraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales, 1146-1223, Archdeacon of Brecon) wrote in his Topographia Hibernica (Topography of Ireland, 1187) of a ceremony among the Irish: “There is in a northern and remote part of Ulster, […]

DMKR

Hungarian community online radio Our goal is to create a Non-Profit Dublin based online radio that has the following aims: To keep the local Hungarian community up to date with news from the Mother Land and Dublin alike so with the help of this useful information the members of this community can further assimilate and […]

Ceremony of the Fires 2016

The Hill of Uisneach in Co. Westmeath, the exact centre point of Ireland and one of Ireland’s most significant spiritual and heritage sites. With special guests, traditional music, storytelling, dancing, fire and more. On Friday the 6th of May we brought you the Bealtaine Fire Ceremony Live The 2016 event focused on the lighting of the […]

Hungarikum – UNICUM herbal liqueur

UNICUM keserűlikőr A hungarikum rövid bemutatása: Az italt 1790-ben alkotta meg II. József császár és magyar király udvari orvosa, a Zwack család egyik őse. A történet szerint dr. Zwack, a köztudottan folyamatosan gyomorbántalmakkal küzdő uralkodót egyik nap egy saját készítésű, különleges gyógynövényekből készült itallal kínálta, aki nem győzte magasztalni a csodálatos készítményt, és az első […]

Collection of Hungarikums

Collection of Hungarikums The Parliament adopted the Act XXX of 2012 on Hungarian national values and Hungarikums with a consensus between the five major parties with the aim of establishing appropriate legal framework for the identification, collection and documentation of national values important for the Hungarian people and by this providing an opportunity for making […]

Hungarikum – Chimney cake

Nevét onnan kapta, hogy a hosszúkás, henger alakú sütemény formája a füstelvezetésre használt kürtőre emlékeztet. Az egyik első ismert receptje gróf zabolai Mikes Mária 1784. évi erdélyi szakácskönyvéből származik. A sütemény a 18. század végére a teljes magyar nyelvterületen elterjedt és mind a polgári, mind a népi konyhaművészetnek is meghatározó eleme lett. A 19. és […]

Hungarikum – Ground paprika from Kalocsa

A hungarikum rövid bemutatása: 1861-ben épült az első kalocsai paprikamalom, 1900-ban már három paprikamalom őrölt 12 kőpárral, a modern kalocsai paprikamalmok a XX. század elején épültek meg. A kalocsai tájkörzetben kizárólag kőpáros paprikamalmokat építettek, melyeket a XIX. század végén gőzgépekkel, a XX. században dízel- és villanymotorokkal hajtottak, ezek mellett jelentős volt a dunai vízimalmok száma […]

Hungarikum – „Mohácsi busójárás”, a masked winter-pursuit tradi on

Busó festivities are a tradition which originated several hundred years ago among the Croatian minority in Hungary (Šokci), and which gained their current form in the multicultural town of Mohács. Today the whole town sees the Busó tradition as its own; it is one of those European customs which herald Spring, seeking to drive away […]

Hungarikum – Rape pálinka

The basis of Hungarian pomace brandy (törkölypálinka) is grape residue le over from winemaking (pomace), which is processed with great care. e nutritional value of pomace is exceptional. Hungary possesses excellent conditions for viticulture: the climate, high-quality soil and well-developed techniques give Hungarian-grown grapes outstanding aroma and avour, and thus the resulting pomace is especially […]

Hungaricum – The Folk Dance House method

The Folk Dance House method as the Hungarian model of perpetua on of the intellectual cultural heritage The Táncház (“dance house”) method is one of the most outstanding, internationally-recognised models for preserving traditions; it is an integrated, community-oriented artistic movement for preserving intangible cultural heritage that comprehensively enriches the life of 21st-century people who have […]

Hungaricum – Béres Drops and Béres Drops Extra

Béres Csepp and its further development Béres Csepp Extra are part of Hungarian medicinal culture, and were developed by the Hungarian inventor, Dr. József Béres, Snr. These are outstanding intellectual achievements of Hungarian creativity and knowledge. Their uniqueness is due to their extraordinary formulation, form and therapeutic indication. e formulations are patent-protected and officially approved […]

Hungaricum – Gyulai sausage or Gyulai double sausage

The history of the meat industry in the town of Gyula and the Gyulai kolbász dates back one hundred and fifty years. At the beginning of the 1900s, products from the farm of József Balogh, Jnr. were well-known all over Europe; meat products from Gyula were available from Paris to Rome. In 1910 Gyulai kolbász […]

The Hill of Uisneach

The Hill of Uisneach The Hill of Uisneach in Co. Westmeath has played a part in just about every significant Irish event, be it political, cultural, religious, mythological and geographical. The centre of Ireland in many ways, the enigmatic hill is one of the most sacred and historic sanctuaries in the world. Although it stands […]

Uisneach | Ancient Ceremonial Site of the Beltaine Festival

I had very few expectations of The Hill of Uisneach (Cnoc Uisneach in Irish) when I went there for the first time, but as with Shee Mor, it turned out to be one of those ancient places of Ireland which just blew me away. It’s hard to get an exact meaning for the name Uisneach. It derives from the Irish […]

Hungaricum – Tokaji aszú, produced in the Tokaj Wine Region of Hungary

The Tokaj area boasts a micro-climate and soil conditions which are unique in the world, and which are especially favourable for the making of aszú wine. The traditions of aszú wine-making and the production of natural noble sweet wines and quality dry white wines date back to the 16th century. Tokaji aszú wine is a […]

Hungaricum – Food products from fattened geese

The goose, due to its versatility, has always enjoyed a distinguished role in Hungarian poultry farming. In addition to their cultural and gastronomic signi cance – which has historic and symbolic aspects – Hungarian food products from fattened geese are also important for the national economy. According to the historical record and ethnographic research, the […]

Hungaricum – Csabai sausage or Csabai thick sausage

The origins of Csabai kolbász are not clear, but in its current form it dates back to the Napoleonic wars. Until that time sausages were only seasoned with pepper, but due to the English military blockade of 1809 pepper was not available for a period of time, so local people decided to add locally-grown hot […]

Hungaricum – Palinka

Pálinka For a long time after the appearance of alcohol distilling in 11th-century Europe, the practice within the territory of Hungary was applied to wine and the production of grain alcohol. The history of “aqua vitae” – linked to Queen Elizabeth of Hungary – dates back to the 14th century, and up until the 16th […]

Hungarikum – Soda water

  Soda water In 1826 soda water was created by the Benedictine monk and natural scientist Ányos Jedlik. For some years it was considered a rare speciality, though in 1841 the first carbonated water manufacturing plant was built in Pest-Buda, using Jedlik’s plans. Soda water soon became very popular in the restaurants, hostelries and Konditerei […]

The mounted archer method by Kassai

Tere was a time, when our Magyar ancestors were conducting military campaigns from Byzantine to Bremen, when the entire European continent o ered up the following prayer: A sagittis Hungarorum libera nos, Domine! – “God save us from the arrows of the Hungarians!” In eight months in 954 AD, the Hungarian chie ain Bulcsú covered […]

“A Lovasíjász” Movie

Documentary by Kaszás Géza on Kassai Lajos and horsearchery Review by Gondos Andrea: Lovasíjász 09.03.2016 The Horseback Archery, the Amazing Hungarian Film Today, I have seen the most beautiful film in my life. It’s that film, that everyone should see, not only if you feel as being of Hungarian is important, but even if you […]

Hungarikum – Falconry as living human heritage

Falconry as living human heritage Links between falconry and Hungarians’ ancestors date back several thousands of years; the practice is part of Hungarian consciousness and has been present throughout our entire history. Many depictions, written records, sculptures and monuments bear witness to a thriving culture of falconry in Hungary. Falconry is the traditional practice of […]

Calling for photographers — Felhívás fotósok számára

HUNGARIAN CULTURE DAYS 2016 „Mágikus Május / Magical May” – Hungarian Tales, Celtic Legends Calling for photographers The Hungarian Culture Days Team is organising an exhibition under the name of „Mágikus Május / Magical May”. The pictures will be available for viewing from 12th to 14th May, 2016 during the Hungarian Culture Days annual event […]

Hungarian Culture Days 2016

We are happy to announce that the run up to the Hungarian Culture Days 2016 has started. We have 12 weeks to compose all the bits and pieces together for you, very much appreciated visitors and guests. This year we would like to present the Celtic and the Hungarian mythology and the mystics stories and […]

Irish Sessions and the Hungarian Connection

As those who follow my blog, or keep up with me on Facebook, would know I go out to listen to or play Irish music every night.  I have missed a couple of nights in the past 18 months.  To some that might sound dull and one dimensional but so be it.  I have my […]

The King of Instruments – A Celebration of the Organ

THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS: A CELEBRATION OF THE ORGAN Saturday 21 November, 8pm St Patrick’s Cathedral, St Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8 No entrance fee. Donations to Irish Cancer Society A feast of organ music including works by Alain, Duruflé, Jongen & Rheinberger. DIT Organ lecturer: Simon Harden DIT Organ Students: Robbie Carroll, Judit Maté The […]

Save the Date! – International Charity Bazaar

Join us to experience colourful and fun filled family day out! Experience the world in a day with food, dance, costume, music and crafts from around the globe, all under one roof. Date: Sunday, 15/11/2015 Royal Dublin Society Anglesea Road Ballsbridge Dublin 4 Industries Hall, Hall 4, RDS Dublin 4 from 11am – 5pm   […]

Katy’s Home decor and Craft

Katy’s Home decor and Craft, Hungarian interpreter living in Northern Ireland visiting us on Family Harvest Days 20 Sept 2015. You can buy her beautiful handmade soaps with traditional Hungarian patterns. LINK to her Facebook site

Cake of the State/ Cake of the Hungarian Culture Days competition

The ‘Cake of the State’ competition between Hungarian confectioners has been a tradition for 8 years. From the day of the 20th of August listed pastry shops are allowed to make and sell to the public. This year the Pannonhalma apricot palinka-caramel cake is a winner. Sounds like a delicious one! If you visit Hungary […]

Brigitta Solteszne Somodi -Drawing Competition Hungarian Culture Days 2015

Solteszne Somodi Brigitta sok szerettetel var benneteket iden is rajzversennyel a IV Magyar Kulturalis Napokon. Nyeremenyek ismet magyar nyelvu mesekonyvek!! Gyertek el, varunk benneteket!!! Szeptember 20!!

Hungarian Culture Days / Culture Night 18th Sept 2015 10pm-11pm

The Hungarian Culture Days team have cooked up an unforgettable folk dance experience featuring exhilarating, traditional live music.

Nina Panagopolou Dublin based artist realtion to Hungarians

Nina is a very unique character of the Irish Artistic Life. Creative and not scared of any kind of challenges. Even she came up with a very original beautiful piece of art to our exhibition. Congratulation! We cant wait to see this painting in flash!   Nina Panagopolou Visual artists link  

Familypoint Organization against child abuse in families supported by Hungarian Culture Days

ARANYKAPU band for little ones- Family Harvest Day 20th Sept 2015 / Host: Maria Szabados

Kedves Gyerekek, Szülők és Nagyszülők! Örömmel tudatjuk, hogy immar negyedjere kerul Dublinban megrendezésre a Magyar Kulturális Napok, melynek záróakkordja ezúttal is a CSALÁDI NAP lesz, melyre SOK SZERETETTEL VÁRUNK MINDENKIT! Speciális témánk a szüret lesz, sztárvendégünk pedig közkívánatra az ARANYKAPU Zenekar, akik a köv.képpen teszik le névjegyüket: Két éve alakult meg három tagú gyermekzenekarunk, mellyel […]

IV. Hungarian Culture Days – Family Harvest Festival

Sunday (20th September) Family Harvest Festival programs Venue: F2 Center Time: 10am to 5pm Programs: 10.00am: Opening ceremony 10.20am: Aranykapu band interactive concert for the little ones (Zsuzsanna Törekyné Nagy, Krisztián Kiss, Tamás Lőrincz) 11.40am: Puppet performance (Gabriella Tatár) 12.00pm: Short movie about the harvest of grapes /how to make mustum (DIO Hungarian School, Dublin) […]

IV. Hungarian Culture Days – Literature/History Corner with Demczik Norbert

Saturday (19th September) – Literature Corner Time: 16:00 – 19:00 Venue: Hungarian Embassy Scheduled program: 16:00 The poem Óda (Ode) by Attila József is recited by Kata Varnyú followed by an appreciation of the poem by Dr. Tamás Kabdebó. Question opportunity at the end. Should the question time progress into a literary discussion the following […]

IV. Hungarian Culture Days How to improve children’s emotional intelligence through stories, a presentation by Annamaria Kadar / Host: Mariann Herbai

Being the hero of my own story/ How to improve children’s emotional intelligence through stories, a presentation by Annamaria Kadar, writer and child psychologist. Language/ HUNGARIAN, Host/ Mariann Herbai Dr. Kádár Annamária pszichológus, tréner Marosvásárhelyen született. Tanítóképzőben érettségizett, majd 1999-ben a kolozsvári Babes-Bolyai Tudományegyetem Pszichológia és Neveléstudományok Karán szerezte pszichológusi oklevelét. Az Eötvös Lóránd Tudományegyetem […]

IV. Hungarian Culture Days Opening Ceremony / 17 Sept 2015

Hi everyone, The exclusive opening ceremony of the Hungarian Culture Days is open to the public this year!! If you are not volunteers of the event- you can make your donation here through eventbrite and you can join us! -30 e – tickets for 2. Folkdance, choir, delicious food. Can’t wait to see all of […]

IV. Hungarian Culture Days – Theatre by Reka Ferencz

IV. Hungarian Culture Days – Theater by Reka Ferencz

Irish Hungarian Business Association – General Sponsor of Hungarian Culture Days

About IHBA Over the past 20 years, the nations of Ireland and Hungary have been forging ever closer trade, investment, tourism and cultural links. This has occurred against the backdrop of a more integrated European Union.The Irish Hungarian Business Association continues to play an important role in helping to build relationships at a business and […]

Carlow Dental Centre – General Sponsor of Hungarian Culture Days

Link to the Carlow Dental Centre services

I. Irish-Hungarian Felt Camp in Tihany in Hungary from 15th till 20th June 2015

        I. Irish-Hungarian Felt Camp in Tihany in Hungary from 15th till 20th June 2015. We`ve had an amazing time! Organizer: Gabriella Mc Grath Hungarian feltmaker based in Dublin: Gabriella on Facebook

Visegrad Film Festival in Cork

The Embassy of Hungary in Dublin hereby informs You about the 1st Visegrad Film Festival in Cork, (24 June – 28 June 2015) at the Camden Palace Hotel (Camden’s Quay, Cork). 3 Hungarian feature films (For Some Inexplicable Reason  (2014), Control (2003), Cat City (1986)) and several shorts will be screened at the festival. For […]

Introducing the Hungarian city of Győr,

The Embassy of Hungary in Dublin cordially invites You to an Irish-Hungarian Touristic Event introducing the Hungarian city of Győr, on 21 May 2015 at the Hungarian Embassy (2 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2). The program starts at 10 am. For the detailed program please see the attached flyer. Please RSVP to mission.dub@mfa.gov.hu   A Dublini Magyar […]

Day of Children with Hungarian Market 31st May

Dublini Magyar Gyereknap és Vásár 2015. május 31. 14.00 Fatima – F2 Centre

Europe Day

Tisztelt Írországban élő Magyarok! Ezúton szeretnénk meghívni Önöket a 2015. május 08-án pénteken megrendezésre kerülő Európa-napra.   Az eseményt az Európai Bizottság dublini képviselete és az Európai Parlament dublini irodája rendezi az Írországba akkreditált nagykövetségekkel együtt.   Jelezzük, hogy a nagykövetségek által készített ételek jellemzően az első órában elfogynak, így érdemes a rendezvény elejére megérkezni. […]

Latvian Culture Festival 2015

The Team of Hungarian Culture Day  has started building bridges across different cultures here in Dublin by visiting of the Opening of the Latvian Culture Festival. It took place in Wood Quay Venue Temple Bar on 30th April. We were invited by Rita Zalite 3rd Consul of Latvian Embassy. Mr Gergely Janzso 2nd secretary, Head of Consulate […]

Rathbeggan Lakes

Our team visited The Rathbeggan Lakes ( Tolka Valley) today. It could be a potential place for our event this year.   There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Rathbeggan Lakes! We’ve got Abseiling, Accommodation, Airsoft, Allotment Gardens & Shop with Fresh Produce, Apartment Accommodation, Art Barn, BBQ’s, Birthday Parties, Bouncy Castles, Bunjee Trampoline, Catch […]

Smock Alley Theatre

We found and booked this beautiful Venue for the Hungarian Culture Days 2015. Thank you for the support of Hungarian Embassy in Dublin!        

Eotvos Jozsef: Szegenyseg Irlandban/ Poverty In Ireland 1837

YOU AND YOUR GUEST are cordially invited for the book launch of the bilingual edition of EÖTVÖS JÓZSEF: SZEGÉNYSÉG IRLANDBAN/POVERTY IN IRELAND, 1837 Guests of Honour: AODHÁN Ó RÍORDÁIN Minister of State, Department of Justice and Equality and KRISTÓF ALTUSZ Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade The volume is introduced by SHEILA […]

Sortalansag/Fateless -movie

70 évvel ezelőtt szabadították fel az utolsó – a bergen-belseni – koncentrációs tábort. Az Európai Parlament ezen alkalomból több megemlékező eseményt is szervez itt Dublinban. Ezek sorát a Kertész Imre regényéből készült Sorstalanság című film vetítése nyitja. A filmet az Európai Parlament titkárságának épületében – cím: 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 – tekintehik meg az érdeklődők április 21- én (kedden) 18.30- […]

Free Fall/Szabadeses-movie

Hungarian Movie on the Jameson Film Festival Inerview with REKA LEMHENYI BY Demczik Norbert (Magyar Kozossegi Radio Dublin)

PROGRAMME of the III. Hungarian Culture Days 2014

Colourful PROGRAMME of the Hungarian Culture Days 2014 We are delighted to invite you to our event The festival will be opened by the Hungarian Ambassador Dr. Tamás Magyarics and the Chairman of the Irish – Hungarian Business Association Gabriella Bákonyi * Thursday (11th Dec) Private opening ceremony by invitation only! * Friday (12th Dec) […]

Invitation to the Hungarian Culture Days 2014 Dublin

Please welcome this Invitation from the  Team of the Hungarian Culture Days 2014 . We invite all the people who are interested and open to other cultures and would be glad to join us to enjoy a fantastic exhibition, many interesting activities and competitions. We are ready to entertain the visitors with the assistance of […]

List of the Exhibitors on the III. Hungarian Culture Days Dublin

 Katalin Szűcs  Eszter Hatala Artist  Tímea Farkas ( you can see her painting above) Balazs Keresztury  Edina Halo Anett Majercsik Mc Caul,  Tamás Csintalan, Judit Szoták,  Szilvia Bodáné Lizák,  Eszter Emese Lazar  Beatrix Fekete Gergely Garamvolgyi Tom Cleary Tim Quinlan

Hungarian Cusine-5. CORKI MAGYAR DISZNÓTOR 6th December 2014

5. CORKI MAGYAR DISZNÓTOR Kedves Barátaink, Ismerőseink, Honfitársaink! Örömmel értesítünk Benneteket, hogy immár ötödik alkalommal rendezünk disznóvágást Corkban. Időpont: 2014. december 6. 06:00 Helyszín: Brian O’Donoghue farm (koordináták 51.850976, -8.625448) Az EMC-t Corkból Ballincollig irányába a South Ring-ről közelíthetitek meg, a 3. számú kijáratnál. Nem a 3. kijárat, hanem a 3. számú kijárat!!! A helyes […]

Tunde Toth -Christmas workshops

Dear Everyone,   Our WINTER WORKSHOP PROGRAMME is now announced – here is a chance to surprise your friends, family and yourselves  with a CREATIVE TREAT: a workshop, a gift voucher or a unique handmade gift made by yourself! Please read on for details. *** GIFT Vouchers are now available – starting from € 20. The ideal present for […]

Szilvia Bodane Lizak – personalized gifts

 Szilvia Bodane Lizak – personalized gifts 087 298 37 86

Irish – Hungarian Felt Exhibition Curator: Gabriella McGrath

Feltmakers Ireland invite you to celebrate the opening of: Common Ground Building bridges through feltmaking At the Cowshed Theatre, Farmleigh, Phoenix Park The exhibition will be opened by Dr. Tamás Magyarics (Ambassador of Hungary), Karen Hennessy (CEO of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland) and Gabriella McGrath (Curator, Feltmakers Ireland) on Thursday 25th September, […]

Fairy Castle by Timea Farkas and her daughters

We have finished it! Look at the details! It is displayed Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival this weekend. Come and see it live!  Timea Farkas Vészi Tünde Kincső.

Beatrix Fekete -Live Drawing and Classical Drawing workshops

Beatrix Fekete: 087 271 29 46          

Election-Newgrange

The Team of HCD would like to offer programs for the Election Day on the 6 of April, 2014. First of all till 4 pm today, the 29 of Marc, is the last day to register to vote in Dublin. Please visit for the voter registration: www.valasztas.hu The Circle of Friends of ÍrMag from Cork are […]

IrMag and Hungarian Culture Days Meeting in Ballinakill 23-3-2014

The team of the Hungarian Culture Days had a fantastic day in Ballinakill. We met with the team of The IrMag who are responsible for numerous Hungarian traditional, historical and fun  events in Cork, Ireland. We discussed how could we join our cultural activities and spread our culture more  efficiently here in Ireland. We cant […]

UPCOMING ART/CRAFT Workshops -Tunde Toth

UPCOMING ART/CRAFT Workshops at the new Community Hall in Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny: 2nd MARCH, Sunday: Hand Papermaking + Silk Fibre Papermaking (BEGINNERS) 9th MARCH, Sunday: Batik (BEGINNERS + Participants with some experience) 23rd MARCH, Sunday: ADVANCED LEVEL Papermaking and Contemporary Paper Art So, three Sundays filled with inspiration, creativity and creation…and hopefully with much more […]

Auditions

The Hungarian Theatre Dublin is holding an open casting on Monday the 17th in the Lost Society (south William Street, Dublin 1) from 4-7PM. those interested can find out from the audition notice attached (hun)   Email: info.dmsz@gmail.com Phone: Ferencz Réka: 0871869499 Anett Majercsik McCaoul: 0860732232

HunHut-Hungarian Centre in Dublin by Magdolna Toth

HunHub is a new initiative by Magdolna Toth-community artist. She would like to establish a ‘Hungarian House’ here in Dublin for you! who are interested in the rich Hungarian Culture. Magdi is looking for at the moment voluntaries to set up this place. If anybody have a spare time for charity work please do not […]

Jamie Winchester in Dublin

Jamie Winchester is a Irish singer/songwriter/guitarist mainly active in Hungary with the bands Jamie-Robi and Baba Yaga[1]. The bands and Jamie himself have grown of national fame in Hungary where they regularly perform. Jamie’s rise to fame came when he collaborated with Róbert Hrutka (the Robi in Jamie-Robi) on a commercial for Pannon GSM. The featured song “It’s Your […]

Brigitta Varadi the Winner of Artist residency Program of the NARS (New York)

Varadi_Brigitta Ireland based Hungarian artist has been selected onto the International Artist Residency Program of the NARS (New York Art Residency and Studios) Foundation, New York city, USA. The residency runs from 2 January to 25 March 2014. The NARS International Artist Residency Program offers professional development through panel discussions, lectures, workshops, artist talks and artist […]

Our first Application for a grant 1/31/2014

It’s done. Cross fingers:) Thanks Helen for all your help!:)

CraftAbility by Gabriella McGrath

For those who are interested in felt making! You can find exciting workshops on this facebook site. Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/CRAFTabilitybyGabiMcGrath?fref=ts    

The New Dubliners is out on the 14th February!

The New Dubliners is a collection of true stories about the non-Irish who have made Dublin their new home (for good or just temporarily). It’s about real life in the capital – one that the reader might have lived themselves, or one that is completely different from their experiences; nonetheless, one that is always authentic […]

Erika Marosi –

Erika Marosi put a spell on everyone with her fantastic performance at Christmas time. It is breath-taking, isn’t it!?Congratulation… Monica Loughman Ballet – The Arabian dance from The Nutcracker. — at The Convention Centre

Open Letter

Open Letter Appreciation for the preparation of the Illustrated Presentations of Hungarian Culture Dear all, One  of  the  main  ideas  of  our  Event is to show our culture and our traditions in many aspects. It has become a custom now. We started at the beginning last year with 5 great boards, this year we were […]

PREMIUM SPONSORS of II. Hungarian Culture Days 2013

Welcome to the Hungarian Culture Days 2013 We would like to express our joy to have the following businesses as our PREMIUM SPONSORS

OFFICIAL SPONSORS of II. Hungarian Culture Days 2013

The TEAM of the Hungarian Culture Days 2013 would like to thank  to the OFFICIAL SPONSORS for the financial support. Their conributions make our Event special, we can provide more activities, fun and joy to our visitors.    

Sponsors with donation- HCD2013

The TEAM of the Hungarian Culture Days 2013 would like to thank for the companies for their Donations. Their support make our Event special, we can provide more activities, fun and joy to our visitors.    

Drawing Competition for children

During  The Family Fun Day on the 27th of October Brigitta Solteszne Somodi- owner of the Little Star Services– is organising a DRAWING COMPETITION. All age groups are welcome! You don’t have to be Hungarian! So…. Where do you come from? Grab a pencil or brush and share with me your adventures! You might win one […]

Photographic Presentations on Hungarian Cultural Heritage

Photographic Presentations on Hungarian Cultural Heritage during the Hungarian Culture Days Festival.  24- 27 October 2013. Culture Box Temple Bar, D2 The Lake Balaton -Kuczogi Boglárka; Hungarian Thermal Baths -DudásZsófia; Hungaricums -Nádas Eszter; Castles in Hungary – Török Judit and Szilvia and the whole family; Celts in Hungary – Csilla Kádár, Andrea Nagy; Hungarian Vine – ;Music – ZoltánKodály-Pergerné MajorÁgnes;Literature- Endre Ady-Beatrix Fekete Photographic presentation from last year:)  

Gyöngyi Lukács – violin player

  Gyöngyi Lukács will play on the Opening Ceremony of Hungarian Culture Days Dublin 2013.                                                                            Gyöngyi Lukács     […]

Inez Ferenczi-Ligeti-Photographer

                                                                                                      INEZ FERENCZI-LIGETI     […]

Sarolta Simo -violin player

  Sarolta Simo will play on the Opening Ceremony of The Hungarian Culture Days 2013 (The festival runs from the 24th to 27th  October at Culture Box Temple Bar D2) She signed up for studying music at the age of ten in the Music school in Csíkszereda, where she had Csiki Magdolna as her tutor. […]

ArtConnected v. Newsletter

ArtConnected is a new website by CFCP. Something more efficient  instead of newsletter. It is a platform for a succesful artistic management and collaboration. A smart solution for working in art. Manage your artistic career, projects and opportunities smarter and in a fraction of the time. The site will come alive soon… http://www.artconnected.ie/

Culture Night

Magdolna Toth, Community artist, Culture Night Torsos in fruit and vegetable dresses Our first dress was a fig leaf and the indigenous tribes still wear this outfit. Years ago I have got a broken mannequin and did not know how can I use it. Now the kind invitation of Edible Art Gallery organisers gave me […]

Funding Opportunities for Ethnically Diverse Artists

Information Clinic on Funding Opportunities for Ethnically Diverse Artists Funding Opportunities for Ethnically Diverse Artists 27 September 2013 | 10am – 7pm | Admission Free A day of talks and information sessions by leading Arts Organisations on funding opportunities available to ethnically diverse artists of all genres. The Information Clinic will take place in the […]

The magic of silk painting

Judit Szotak artist, silk painting Kinsale, Ireland I was introduced to the magic of silk painting in 2006 by a good friend and locally renowned artist in Hungary, and I have been a hobby silk painter ever since. My work has been described as promising by some who have keen eyes for creative arts and […]

Do fairies really exist?

  Believing in the unlikely, mystical things such as leprechauns, elves, mermaids and fairies puts a happy, hopeful shine on our sometimes gloomy world. Fairies- supernatural beings with magical powers – have existed in literature from Greek and Roman mythology to medieval legends to modern American bedtime stories. Although fairies look human, they are typically […]

Exhibition- Tunde Toth

A solo exhibition of recent and new works from Tunde Toth in contemporary paper art and intaglio print – explorations of memories, reminiscence and recalling. OPENING RECEPTION: 10 August (Sat) 6.30pm OPENING by SYLVIA THOMPSON – feature writer with The Irish Times and author of Hands On: The Art of Crafting in Ireland (Liberties Press, […]

Event- Origins-Felt in the Natural World

You are all kindly invited to Feltmakers Ireland’s exhibition opening to the Botanic Gardens on 7th August at 4 pm. The exhibition, Origins-Felt in the Natural World, runs from 7th-26th August. Curated by Gabriella Mc Grath.  Hope to see you there! http://feltmakersireland.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/invitationbotanicgarden-jpg.pdf

The New Dubliners

The New Dubliners is a collection of short, non-fiction stories about foreigners living in Dublin. They have been compiled by one of the new Dubliners and aim at showing the real life of the non-Irish living in the capital of Ireland. All the stories posted on www.thenewdubliners.com are part of a bigger collection of short stories that will soon […]

News-Place booked!

We have just signed the contract with the management of The Culture Box in Temple Bar. The Hungarian Culture Days Festival will take place there this year, between  24/10/2013   – 27/10/2013 I look forward to seeing  You again! Map: http://www.yelp.ie/map/the-culture-box-temple-bar-cultural-trust-dublin  

Event – Bike Tour (Dublin-Dalkey)

Bike Tour organized by Lateo Pax and Gergely Garamvolgyi. Saturday 3 August  2013 Meeting Point: 13:00  Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship https://maps.google.ie/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=jeanie+johnston&fb=1&gl=ie&hq=jeanie+johnston&hnear=0x48677369938c80c3:0xa00c7a99731aae0,Lucan,+Co.+South+Dublin&cid=0,0,2981546026725903864&ei=qH7zUf2pDsOM7QaGuoGwCg&sqi=2&ved=0CJEBEPwSMAo For more information:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1401521900061577/   Have a good time!    

Event-The Butterfly Project

The BUTTERFLY PROJECT is an Interactive Installation Project developed by visual artist Tunde Toth. Inspired by workshops facilitated as part of the National Drawing Day events at the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny City in 2013, this programme is designed to take these workshops to a different level creating an ongoing, interactive, inclusive, participatory project `moving` […]

Event-Baby and Toddler Club

Baby and toddler club  by Agnes Majorne Perger. It is a place where babies and parents learn and sing Hungarian nursery rhymes and songs together. Ticket: 5E / family Malahide Library Saturday at 10.15am Everyone is  more than welcome to join! More information:   http://www.kerekito.hu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=400%3Amalahide-irorszag&catid=52%3Ahelyszinek&Itemid=1 Get direction:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Malahide-Library/185325321517861

Lilla spreads the love with lonely bouquets

Lilla Zelenak is a Killester based Hungarian florist…. Here you can read her idea about cheering up people in Dublin.  If only there were more people willing to do stuff like that… Thank you Lilla!  (article in Dublin People)   WHILE the heatwave has been putting an extra spring in our step these past few […]

ADVANCED Level Papermaking and Paper Art Course

ADVANCED Level Papermaking and Paper Art Course takes place this coming Sunday (21st of Jul.) in Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny. The introduction by the artist Tunde Toth: FOLLOW-ON COURSE on HAND PAPERMAKING TECHNIQUES and CONTEMPORARY PAPER ART: 21st July (Sunday)   10.30am – 5.30pm at the new Community Hall in the centre of INISTIOGE village, Co. Kilkenny This is an advanced […]

Sky Portrait Artist of The Year Festival at RDS -event review

The show must go on, my friends, even if the weather is stunning out there! So I jumped into the car at 11am and instead of heading towards Malahide beach -which was my initial plan- I went to the Sky Portrait Artist of the year Festival that came to RDS Main Hall today. Only for […]

Arthur Guinness Project by Eszter Hatala

Following the work of Eszter Hatala Mosaic Artist, we heard she is working on another brilliant idea. Please help Eszter to achieve her dream by voting for the following project. In this way she will be able to receive funds to make it happen. Please vote here:    https://www.arthurguinnessprojects.com/arts/guinness-mosaic-collage Thank you all,  

Dublin Street Art

Dublin Traffic Light Box Artwork on Capel Street symbolizes a bookshelf. With 2 famous Hungarian books such as Geza Gardonyi : Egri Csillagok (Eclipse of the Crescent Moon) and Ferenc Molnar: A Pal utcai fiuk( The Paul street boys)  The Paul street boys ( Pal utcai fiuk) is a youth novel by Hungarian writer Ferenc Molnar. […]

Rubik (Ciub) Cube

Look! What I stumbled upon in an Irish school yesterday. A Rubik (Ciub) Cube!! Ernő Rubik (born 13 July 1944) is a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture. He is best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles including Rubik’s Cube (1974), Rubik’s Magic, Rubik’s Snake and Rubik’s 360. He graduated from the Technical […]

The day away for artists

Workshop in Dublin by Hungarians The day away for artists workshop was organized by Practise/Kids Own in Ark on the 10th of Juny 2013. The aim of this project was to provide an opportunity for artists who work with children and young people to socialize, connect, talk, play and get inspiration from one another. This […]

Event – Wicklow Arts Festival this weekend – 24-26 May, 2013

We would like to grab the opportunity to announce a great way to spend your weekend and enjoy some art at the Wicklow Arts Festival. You can see arts, hear music and attend family events at the festival. The festival includes the work of Magdolna Toth (see our previous blog post), the ‘Bridge of Wonders’ which […]

Insights Into Hungarian Artists Lives: Magdolna Toth

In the following weeks we will present a number of articles with the above title. The first one is about Magdolna Toth. I am just going to tell a bit about her history. She went to the National College of Design in Budapest (1986-1990) and became a Porcelain-Pottery Industrial Designer. She then worked for a […]

Welcome to our new Blog

I’m happy to announce our newly developed website and the Blog within that. This page will be the place for our team to share interesting articles and events related mostly to Hungarian culture. We are quite exited about the blog as we finally have a medium where every member of our team can let others […]

The story of the beginning

Let me take the opportunity to introduce my dear friend, Beatrix Fekete.  She is a great and ambitious artist with a tip of healthy timidity and the urge to improve her knowledge to the perfection. As a good friend, last year I helped and encourage her to organize her first exhibition on a pleasant Sunday […]