Hungarian days are coming in October

The Embassy of Hungary in Latvia has announced that the annual "Hungarian Days" cultural festival will take place for the 4th time throughout October.

"The Hungarian Days provide both Latvians and foreign visitors with opportunities to participate in, and enjoy all forms of arts and culture. During October, Hungarian artists, exhibitions and Latvian partners come together and invite everyone to participate in interactive and interesting activities to discover Hungarian history, design, cultural spirit and passion." the embassy said.

The launching event is going to take place in the Latvian War Museum on 1 October, at 16:00 with the exhibition “170 Years of the Hungarian Defence Forces”. It can be viewed for two weeks.

A travelling stamp exhibition from the Hungarian Stamp Museum has been specially created for the Hungarian days giving an insight into the curious history of postal stamps. After the exhibition opening children will have an opportunity to create their own stamp using their favorite cartoon heroes,
animals or something else for inspiration. The opening event will take place in the Riga Central Library, 4 October at 16:00. The exhibition will be open until 31 October.

The drawing exhibition “Everyone can draw” by two young Hungarian artists – Zsófi Barabás and Zsuzsa Moizer will be at the National Library of Latvia. On the opening day, 6 October at 13:00, a workshop for kids under the supervision of the artists will take place.

"If you think you cannot draw, just wait till you see the exhibition and you will start drawing!" promises publicity information.

Hungarian days will also include an interesting exhibition at the Riga Art Nouveau Museum featuring glass and mosaic art by Miksa Róth – in pictures. From the end of the 1890s, Miksa Róth was the first artist in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to adopt the new type of glass invented by L.C.Tiffany, a material he utilized with great originality. The exhibition “Colour drenched
sunshine” will be open from 11 October to 2 December.

Science and innovation wil be represented by a travelling exhibition entitled “Shaping Hungary: Design in the 21st Century” presenting the ideas and projects of young Hungarian designers, inventors and engineers of today with the help of a few works of varying scales. The National Library of Latvia will host it until 14 November with the opening on 17 October, at 18:00.

A highlight will be a concert by the celebrated Hungarian pianist György Oravecz, who will perform on 23 October at the Latvian Music Academy. With this performance he will commemorate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight as well as Latvia’s Centenary.

Full information about all events is available at the embassy's Facebook page.

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