Concert, Exhibition and Wine Show Within the European Year of Cultural Heritage in Brussels

April-September, 2018
On the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the Cultural Service of the Hungarian Embassy in Brussels organizes several programmes: A photo exhibition of the work of Miksa Róth, a famous glass window and mosaic artist; a concert of the Hungarian folklore band, Somos will participate in the Balkans Trafik festival. In the second half of 2018 the Confrérie de Tokaj will be presented at the Hungarian Institute in Brussels. As part of the event, Tokaj wines will be served.

Tradition of Christ-soldiers in Hajdúdorog

March 30 - April 1, 2018
Easter is the most important celebration for Christians. In Hajdúdorog, “the most loyal city of the Greek Catholic faith”, a special way exists for commemoration. From Good Friday,the day of the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ until Easter Sunday, men wearing traditional clothes and sword, the so-called Christ-soldiers are serving in the Greek Catholic Cathedral. Their main task is the protection of the Saint Tomb, the symbolic tomb of Jesus.

Neighbourhood – street ball games in Pécs between Kertváros and Uránváros

May 5-6, 2018
Kertváros and Uránváros: the two biggest neighbourhoods of the city of Pécs, where 70% of the inhabitants are located. Public initiatives, practices of community recreation are missing from these parts of the city. With the project named Lakókapcsolatok (Residential Relationships), Eklekta Association would like to make people rethink community spaces and with the use of street basketball to encourage residentials in the two neighbourhoods to strengthen their local identity, and to strengthen connection between groups and people.

Whitsun Heritage Festival – International Gathering of Intangible Cultural Heritage

20-21, May, 2018
The festival is a possibility for the intangible cultural heritage communities to introduce themselves in the environment of the Skanzen’s folk architectural monuments. Craft demonstrations, stage performances are parts of the program, and active involvement of the audience into the participatory activities is a significant feature too. Visitors can get a taste of the heritage practice of the communities, can experience community identity and the demonstrations of knowledge, skills and expression forms. They can encounter real value and living tradition in an authentic environment.

The Day of Hungarian archaelogy 2018

May 25, 2018
The Savaria Museum is awaiting its guests with various programmes on the occasion of the Day of Hungarian archaelogy. The programmes for schoolchildren and families aim to take archaelogy closer and in a playful way to participants. Furthermore, archaelogical lectures will also take place in the framework of the programme.

Örvényeshegy Piknik

May 25-27th, 2018
In 2018 one of Hungary’s latest art festival will be launched in Zalacsány. Örvényeshegy is a fabulous place in the Zala hills. The main stage is lying in a wooded area, which is a perfect venue for concerts, theatre plays and literary programs. The festival is opened by one of the world’s best guitarist, Al Di Meola and during the three days visitors can hear - among others - Pély Barna, Pribojszki Mátyás Band and Jónás Vera Experiment.

V4 Folk Dance Festival

June 22-24, 2018
The Slovenian Tine Rožanc folk dance group has formed partnerships with other dance groups in the region. Together they will perform a show on the streets of Ljubljana in the afternoon and in the evening at the usual venue of the Slovenian dance group, the Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana. The following day folk dance workshops will take place at the Balassi Institute.


June 24, 2018
The SZÁSZ-Várday was organized for the first time on 25th June 2017 with the purpose of continuing this tradition in the future. The newly renovated Castle of Szászvár, former residence of the bishop, is a convenient place for maintaining and strenghtening the European, and the universal Christian identity. As a building it serves as a good example for the heritage protection of good quality. By bringing closer the common past in an understandable way, it contributes to the strenghtening of social cohesion.

9th International Silk Road Music Festival

June 27 - July 1, 2018
The Hungarian concerts and activities at the festival aim to emphasize the common cultural heritage of Hungary and Azerbaijan. At the Silk Road Festival Hungary will present our folk dance heritage that represents perfectly the motto of the Year, ’Our heritage: where the past meets the future’.

Valley of Arts Festival

July 20-29, 2018
Valley of Arts, the oldest art festival of Hungary exists since 1989, established in a self-organized way in a very unique, natural and rustic environment of villages of Lake Balaton Uplands. Over the past decades the festival became a brand of tradition, innovation and quality. However Valley of Arts has become highly popular among visitors, its primary intention is to preserve the commitment to cultural quality, our local ties, the special atmosphere and its familiar characteristics.

Mároki Lakodalmas

August 11-12, 2018
The "Mároki Lakodalmas" is organised in every August building on a traditional wedding ceremony, where a bride and a bridegroom representing the two parts of the village (the Swabian and the Hungarian) get married. Artisan market, exhibition, horse riding possibility, open museum and church and traditional Hungarian and Swabic costumes are all part of the event.

Dobronka Circus, Sensation! Marionett Circus in Szaporca!

August 11, 2018
As a result of a cultural mission in a disadvantaged Ormánság area, will be organised a great show of Dobronka Circus in the yard of Szaporcai Cifraház. Old and young people from Ormánság are welcomed on the event with free entrance!

Open yard, open house in the Szaporcai Cifraház

24-26 August, 2018
Szaporcai Cifraház is inviting you to the following programmes:
It’s good to be in rural areas! – introduction of a traditional Ormánság house connection to the ecological and value based thinking, weaving carpet on an old loom from the region, Judit Ruprech photo exhibition in the old part of the building called Góré, gallery of the yard – old pictures about the life of the house in the past until 1970, movies in the barn, baking rétes, traditional food, in the outside oven.

8th Esztergom Liszt Week

August 26 - 31, 2018
The 8th Esztergom Liszt Week will be organized on the occasion of the 162nd anniversary of the consecration of Esztergom Cathedral by the Liszt Ferenc Society. Over the 6 days of the Liszt Festival, the less frequently performed works by Ferenc Liszt, the great Hungarian and European composer of genius, will be performed in various venues in Esztergom (Cathedral, Saint Adalbert Centre, Franciscan church). The performing artists are both locally and nationally renowned in Hungary, including choirs and orchestras.

Renovation of the Kossuth Memorial House in Shumen

September – November, 2018
Hungary and Bulgaria both support the preservation and presentation of memorials in their countries which are also part of the cultural heritage of the other party. The reconstruction of the Kossuth Lajos Memorial House, opened in 1949, is a milestone in the preservation of such memorials. The Memorial House is situated in the former residence of great Hungarian statesmen and also the most prominent figure of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1849, Lajos Kossuth.

„Let the music be everybody's”

August 20, 2018
During the programme folk music bands and soloists from the Carpathian Basin's countries (Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, the Moldavian Hungarian nationalities) popularising and preserving the Hungarian folk music traditions and folk music values are meeting in Kisvárda. The so-called big presentation of their repertoires in front of the public is happening in the framework of a concert. The program contributes to the popularisation of the cultural diversity characterizing the world of the folk music which is part of the Hungarian cultural heritage.

International Vintage Festival of Kozármisleny 2018

September 6-9, 2018
In the beginning of September, a 4-day international vintage festival will take place in Kozármisleny, with the participation of dance groups from Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Romania, and Italy.

Kerekdomb Festival

September 13-16, 2018
Kerekdomb Festival is awaiting visitors at Tállya, one of the most fascinating places of the wine-growing region of Tokaj. Programmes are focused on theatre plays, music, wine-picnic and sport, tailor-made tours while visitors can meet the new installations of Hello Wood as

Ars Sacra Festival

September 15-23, 2018
The Ars Sacra Festival has been organized by the Ars Sacra Foundation yearly, since 2007. Admission is free to all programs. The programs - concerts, exhibitions, theater performances, movies, literature presentations, guided city walks to sacral places - are based on the common sources of the Jewish-Christian European cultural heritage demonstrating the sacrality in this culture. Contemporary art is displayed as well and many young artists are performing.

Cultural Heritage Days 2018

The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated cultural events Europe-wide launched by the Council of Europe. Organized in September each year, numerous monuments and sites open up for visitors to enjoy free visits and learn about their shared cultural heritage during this time.

Concert on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Óbudai Társaskör

October 1, 2018, 19h
The festive house music concert of Óbudai Társaskör features orchestras that have made the Társaskör their home. Before the concert, their concert hall will be named Ottó Till Hall. Ottó Till (1929-2011) was an honored citizen of Óbuda, a music teacher and founder of the 64-year-old Óbuda Chamber Orchestra. Creative artists Kiégő Izzók will project photos of the old building onto the walls of Társaskör.

Hungarian Folk Art of the Past and of Today, Cairo

October 21-22, 2018
The Hungarian traditional folk art is a perfect example of how to protect our cultural heritage and how to pass it on to new generations. Therefore joining to the Year of European Cultural Heritage, we are hoping to present a good example of keeping cultural heritage alive from Europe to Egypt.

International Flag Parade by ESN Hungary

October 27, 2018
The aim of the Flag Parade organised by Erasmus Student Network Hungary is to encourage more and more young people in Hungary to discover the European cultural heritage and to strenghten the sense of belonging to the common European area. In the framework of the programme a huge number of students from 18 university will walk around the most beautiful parts of Budapest to show the world that we are United in Diversity.

Martin's Day

November 9, 2018
The goal of this event is to maintain the tradition of celebrating St. Martin's day as it was many years ago with an exciting atmosphere. The purpose is to engage the new generation in taking part of these kind of activities. Especially preschoolers and children attending primary school are expected to participate with homemade lamps in the Central Park in Cluj for a special inlighted walk. The crowd is accompanied by local folk musicians and dancers. After the walk participants are served with traditional food, goose grease sandwiches and hot tea.

Centenary commemoration of moving the Academy of Mining and Forestry from Selmecbánya to Sopron

December 1-8, 2018
The student traditions formed at the Selmecbánya Academy of Mining and Forestry are unique in Hungary, and are still practised by students of the successor institutions in Sopron, Miskolc, Dunaújváros and Székesfehérvár. Upon the centenary of moving the Hungarian Royal Academy of Mining and Forestry from Selmecbánya to Sopron, the University of Sopron is organizing several programmes.