Herein are a few ideas how to please family and friends back home at Christmas.
It’s safe to say that there is no wine lover in the world who has not heard of the famous Hungarian Tokaji. However, adventurous visitors can enjoy many other bottled wonders in Hungary apart from the unique dessert wine, be they white, rosé or red wines.
Hungarian Christmas trees would not be complete without Christmas candy (szaloncukor), a local specialty. This delicacy, which comes with different fillings, covered in chocolate and wrapped in colourful foil, is a real hungaricum. The origin of this confectionery, similar to bonbons, is fondant sugar from France, which became popular in Hungary in the 1800s. Wealthy families welcomed their guests in their parlour (“szalon”) with small bowlfuls of this delicacy. Hence the name “szaloncukor” (salon sweet). There are various manufacturers in Hungary that still make this delicacy with the utmost attention and care. Let’s see who they are.
There are many traditions and believes connected to St. Martin’s Day in Hungary. Due to a folk legend St. Martin was famous for his generosity, and modesty. The tradition of the goose feast and the celebration of the new wine is also attached to his name, and as is he became the symbol of hospitality.
Ferenc Erkel Hungarian composer and conductor, director of the Hungarian Royal Opera House opened in 1844, was born 210 years ago on 7 November 1810. The music of the Hungarian national anthem based on the poem “Himnusz” by Ferenc Kölcsey was composed by Erkel, just like he was the founder of the Hungarian national opera. The premiere of the most important masterpiece of his life-work Bánk Bán, which is still considered as one of the most significant pieces of the Hungarian opera literature and regularly played in the repertoire of the Hungarian National Opera House, was held on 9 March 1861.
The European Cultural Tourism Network’s Awards Jury has selected the candidature of Budapest Festival and Tourism Center as a finalist.
On 10 September, the #PowerOfLiveEvents initiative has left the virtual space and converted into an all-day live conference with Budapest Convention Bureau’s and the Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre’s support and the cooperation of the industry associations. In the presence of hundreds of participants populating the conference room of the Puskás Arena, in the framework of a wide-ranging industry collaboration, the safe protocol and COVID handbook of business events and future events that play an important role in the relaunch of the Hungarian economy and the life of Budapest was presented. However, minimizing risks does not mean that we should give up the experiences and creative solutions provided by live events.
Due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases the Hungarian government will close its borders to foreigners from 1st September.
A new rail connection was established between Budapest – Vienna (Wien Hbf.) – Brno (Brno hl. n.) – Prague (Praha hl. n.), which will be operated twice a day by the Czech Republic’s largest privately owned railway company, RegioJet from 31 July.
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