10 January 2019     Festivals 

A new large scale festival will be held in the capital of Hungary, Budapest. In addition to the world's largest music festival, which takes place in August and welcomes around 400,000 people from around the world, this year's big event is organized for the first time in the week before Easter from 19 to 22 April.

On the stage in front of the Mayoralty in the 20th district of Budapest, performers of folklore dances, singers, choirs and musicians from different countries will present their traditions, culture and arts. The program of the festival is part of the Easter Fair.

Organizers of the festival, supported by the local authorities give opportunity to participants to combine the holiday with cultural exchange and to create international acquaintances. 

During their stay in Budapest, the groups can learn more about the history and landmarks of the town. Organizers provide also: walking sightseeing tour to the tallest buildings in Hungary - 96 meters tall St. Stephen's Basilica and the Parliament; evening boat trip on the Danube river; a Gulash Party; sightseeing with the group's own bus to the Hero’s Square and Gellért Hill, located on the western bank of the river. 

For all who decide to participate in the Easter festival, there are additional options, including SPA  and beach programs with a wide range of opportunities, as well as organized sightseeing in Budapest with guides.

And those who choose to walk alone in the city, let them know that in the Hungarian capital there are some of the most interesting sights:

  • The second oldest metro in the world, built in 1896, and called the Millennium Metro;
  • One of the oldest zoos in the world and the Botanical Garden, opened in 1865 and still one of the city's most visited attractions;
  • The largest functioning synagogue in Europe, built in the 1950s with impressive dimensions and accommodating 3000 people. During the Second World War, the building served as a hiding place for the Hungarian Jews;
  • Budapest is the city with numerous mineral springs in the world - something that no other capital has. More than 100 mineral springs, the healing features of which are known to all lovers of the mineral baths. Most of these baths have been used since Roman time.

More details about the festival's regulation and the application for participation can be found on the website of the European Association of Folklore Festivals - EAFF.