Posts tagged ‘festival’

June 20, 2014

Budapest – Judafest 2014

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February 9, 2014

Budapest – Mangalica Fesztivál

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September 24, 2013

Salzburg – Rupertikirtag

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September 22, 2013

Budapest – Nemzeti Vágta

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September 20, 2013

home is where the music is

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July 20, 2013

Salzburger! Festspiele! 2013!

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June 28, 2013

Salzburg – Linzergassenfest

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September 15, 2012

Linz – part 1

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July 22, 2012

Salzburger! Festspiele! 2012!

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May 19, 2012

Budapest – Spring Garrison Parade 2012

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May 1, 2012


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Setting up the Maibaum (May Tree). On the first day of May is the feast of spring in Austria, celebrated with having fun and company while hearing bad music. It is the perfect opportunity for children to go wild, for women to wear traditional clothes (in Salzburg every day is dirndl day anyway) and for men to drink beer out of two-litres krüge, show their naked (and in fortunate case, well-formed) upper bodies, climb the Maibaum, and, well, behave the way Real Men did before Civilisation ruined their manners.

March 15, 2012

by the God of the Hungarians

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Hungarian history is a long, straight line of tragical, ill-fated revolutions against different suppressive authorities. Being genetically coded for unhappiness, we insist to remember and celebrate all of them. Today is the anniversary of our unsuccessful revolution against the Habsburg empire in 1848.

We went for a walk to the castle district to see some of the festivities.

The weather was beautiful:

The street decorations were appropriate, festive and family friendly:

Hungarian folk music was played with various instruments:

There was opportunity to dance (or just to look at the professional folk dancers):

Masters of traditional Hungarian handwork presented their crafting process and sold their art:

People had picnic on the grass or took a stroll down the streets:

Children had fun:

One could buy traditional, painted Hungarian gingerbread and our national stuffed dragon Süsü, who is famous for having only one head but a happy soul:

There were plenty of delicious treats to choose from:

And of course there were also Hussars in picturesque robes, their facial hair styled in the Hungarian way. We are a martial nation, there were even times when whole Europe feared our arrows. All those times are gone more than a thousand years ago but we still proudly remember. We have a good (even if somewhat selective) memory and a collective unconscious Jung could be proud of.

People were proud of being Hungarian:

But even because we are Hungarians and proud of it, none of our holidays can pass without politics and demonstrations:

And well. Ehm. How to say it nicely. Dear Poland. If you want him, take him. For free. Asap.

The title of the post comes from a poem that is traditionally recited during the festivities every year and was written by the poet Petőfi Sándor, who died in the revolution at the age of 26. You can read the whole (terrible) translation here.

March 15, 2012


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Today we have a national holiday in Hungary: we celebrate the anniversary of our 1848 revolution against the Habsburg rule. More photos are coming soon.

September 22, 2011


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September 22, 2011


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July 31, 2011

carnival portraits 3.

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July 31, 2011

carnival portraits 2.

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July 31, 2011

carnival portraits

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July 31, 2011

zomercarnaval r’dam 3.

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July 31, 2011

zomercarnaval r’dam 2.

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July 31, 2011

zomercarnaval r’dam 1.

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July 30, 2011

livin’ la vida

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May 1, 2011


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