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February 9, 2023

Hungarian Culture Days kick off on Sunday in Cluj-Napoca

Concerts, exhibitions and cultural debates will be organized between August 16 – 23 in Cluj-Napoca on the occasion of the sixth edition of Hungarian Culture Days, a celebration of the Hungarian community aimed at enhancing inter-cultural bonds.

Translation in Romanian will be ensured for some of the events, to facilitate access of non-Hungarian speakers to as many as possible events in the festival, such as guided tours of the city.

“We’ll have concerts, folk shows, we’ll varnish exhibitions, but there will also be programs addressing the Romanian public, where simultaneous translation will be provided. We’ll have guided tours of the city, of the Hazsongard cemetery and tours of the landmark pipe-organs, varnishing events of painting and photography exhibitions at the Art Museum and the National Museum of Transylvanian History, two debates, one on intercultural themes and a scientific presentation about regent of Hungary Miklos Horthy. Concerts and folklore performances don’t require translation,” said Cluj-Napoca deputy mayor Anna Horvath, according to Agerpres.

The total budget of the week-long festival is 250,000 euro, of which 300,000 lei offered by the municipality. The Hungarian authorities also make a financial contribution to the event.

According to festival director Gergely Balasz, more than 30 venues will be arranged in downtown Cluj for various events to unfold and the Union Square will host 11 concerts. The “St. Stephen” International Folk festival is also on the bill, joining 17 folk ensembles from various countries.

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