Sunday, 7 August 2011

Festival in Hodmezovasarhely - 20th August

20th August is one of the biggest festival in Hungary and Hodmezovasarhely is no exception. There are different cultural programmes for young and old so you can relax a bit before the autumn starts.
This year the festival starts on 18th August and finishes on 20th. During the three days there will be a Palinka and Wine Festival from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. It starts on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the official opening of the festival.
Int he afternoon you can listen to the brass orchestra of the Hodmezovasarhely barracks. There will be another performance by a brass quintet with a pantomime artist which is sure to entertain both children and adults. After that those who are interested in poetry can listen to Villon poems by Macsai Pal, a famous Hungarian actor accompanied by Peter Huzella from Kalaka group.
Hodmezovasarhely is famous for its embroidery and the opening of an exhibition about Contemporary Embroidery will be opened at 18:30. More music in the evening, Illenyi Katica is going to play the violin both classical music and jazz.
Fire dance after nine where different cultures and styles are mixed with special world and folk music and dance, of course. On Friday, 19th August the programmes start at 5 p.m. First you can listen to musical songs mainly from the favourites of children. At 7 there will be a play called Love Letters and after that at 9 Group and Swing band will play then at 10:30 Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra will provide some entertainment.

Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra - Summertime

St Stephen Church - Hodmezovasarhely
20th August starts with a mass in St Stephen Church and at 10 about 300 Hungarian people living outside the present Hungarian border are going to take an oath of citizenship in St Stephens square. Int he evening you can listen to poems from Sandor Marai. AT 18:30 as usual, you can see the artists of Budapest Operett Theatre singing and dancing from the most famous musicals and operetts. At ten there will be a firework and the closing event of the festival will be the Cotton Club Singers concert.

I think it is a very nice programme and anyone can find the kind of entertainment they like no matter how old they are.
Have a nice three days in Hodmezovasarhely!