For the first time this year, Buda Castle is the home to a special Easter merriment with dozens of things to see and do for both children and adults.
This multicultural family event is organized in the light of Hungarian Easter traditions, so in case you’d want to experience Easter in our country, head toBudaCastleand the National Gallery’s surroundings. The colorful feast will start with an exciting procession around the most beautiful parts of the Castle with traditional dance rituals and stilt walkers.
Throughout the three-day event, the organizers guarantee that there will be no dull moments. The little ones will be entertained at the interactive play houses or at the fairytale labyrinth, but they can also sit on a wooden merry-go-round or pet ponies and other animals at the animal farm. Whilst children are having a fun time with the friendly helpers, the grown-ups can taste mouthwatering Hungarian Easter specialties. As Lent is over, we highly recommend that you try as many culinary wonders of Hungarian cuisine as you can. Master chef László Benke and actress Barbara Hegyi, who recently published her first cookery book, will be helping the visitors along the path of this great culinary journey. Think of delicious ham, crispy kolbász (sausage), and butter-soft kalács (milk loaf) – for a start.
Visitors will also have the chance to go on a unique Buda Castle Tale stroll where they can discover the castle’s sights from a completely new and entertaining perspective. And what is a fête without catchy music, right? Talented artists of folk music, folk dancing and world music will be on stage to introduce the musical and dance traditions to us. Márta Sebestyén, the Gryllus brothers, Balkán Fanatik, Besh O Drom – just to name a few Hungarian ones. Among the many tradition-bound groups, a special band arriving from Méra (Transylvania) is much anticipated. Finally, for those of you who enjoy a bit of arts and crafts business, there will be workshops and stands where you can decorate eggs and gingerbread, and find out what egg-shoeing is. Don’t forget to bring your umbrella, as the merriment’s grand finale on Easter Monday is dedicated to a genuinely Hungarian tradition – boys sprinkling the girls with a fair amount of water.
For more information, visit www.budavarihusvet.hu and you can book tickets through www.jegymester.hu or www.funzine.hu
Locality: Buda castle - Halászó fiú terrace, Savoyai terrace, Hunyadi court
Type: festival, folklore, gastronomic event (food and drink), child event, Easter, public event, fair, music, concert
Start of event: 2013-03-30 00:00:00
End of event: 2013-04-01 00:00:00
Payment facilities: transfer, Credit card
Phone number: +36304618281
Disabled accessible: yes
Indoor or outdoor festival: outdoor
Festival`s target group: anybody, Target group, young people, middle-aged people, families with children
Is the attendance at the programs, events and festivals free?: no, it's not free
Address: 1014 Budapest, Budai vár terei View on map
Latitude and longitude: N 47° 30' 1", E 19° 2' 15"
Phone number: +36302078029