Crowds invaded the streets of Pécs during the first Festival of Light taking place between July 1-3.
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2012 Christmas Fair in Budapest
The location, as usual, is Vörösmarty Square, in the very heart of the Hungarian capital. The fair, which runs until the end of the year, offers folk and applied art products, Christmas presents, but you can also find here food stalls and stages with various cultural programs. Photo: Tamás Kovács (MTI) I am sorry to […]
September 9 – The Day of Hungarian Songs
I bet, dear reader, you don’t know too much about the Hungarian songs or Hungarian pop music. No wonder. The country was isolated from the western world for decades, and our exotic language is not a big advantage from this point of view either. Nevertheless, Hungarian pop music has had some great periods, especially from […]
Drugstreet scandal at Ozora Festival
A massive group of 480 policemen, tax officers and other authorities cracked down on Ozora Festival in the Middle of Hungary. As a result of the raid, dozens of people were arrested mainly for dealing and possessing of drugs. The police seized a significant quantity of marihuana, mescalin, ecstasy and hashish. At a press conference […]
Sziget Festival 2012 will be broadcast on YouTube ...
In some days’ time the biggest Hungarian festival Sziget will start. This year the event will take 8 days and nearly 400 thousand people are expected to arrive at the Danube island of the Hungarian capital city Budapest. Among the headliners there are acts such as Snoop Dogg, the Killers, the LMFAO, the Korn, the […]
Hungarian pop festivals: where to go?
I am – or I used to be – a keen festival goer, but I have to confess I have never visited the ongoing Volt Festival, which is in my neighborhood. Actually, it is a one-hour car ride from my house. I do not know how it happened, or did not happen, but perhaps the […]