August 10-17, 2007
Buda Castle and its surroundings
The Alliance of Folk Art Associations invites tourists and locals, singles, parents and children in the Buda Castle, to participate in one of the most colorful, creative, and active cultural events of the Budapest summer
At the Festival of Folk Arts and Crafts, the best Hungarian craftsmen and traditional folk artists introduce the secrets of their trade in their active workshops around the Buda Castle, and adults and children alike get a four-day opportunity to test their skills and craftsmanship
. Some of the crafts that can be tried out at the event include felting, rush mat and rag doll making, string weaving, leatherwork, paper dipping, clay-working, and pottery. Visitors can also learn about old instruments on the terrace of the Palace of Buda.
One of the most most significant forums for the introduction of living folk culture
, the Festival combines craftsmanship with music and dance. Apart from Hungarian craftsmen from Transylvania and Voivodina, European and Asian craftsmen will also participate, and musicians and dancers from various parts of the world will entertain guests on the three stages set up at the Festival’s location.
The Festival and traditional fair attracts about 80-100 thousand visitors every year, and it is a significant event where people can experience and gain even more appreciation for the rich cultural traditions of Hungary and the wide world
Images: Photo Gallery and Video from the 2006 and 2004 Festivals
The Alliance of Folk Art Associations Home Page
Yellow Zebra Bike Tours and Rental, Budapest
Yellow Zebra Bike Tours in the heart of Budapest, “the Paris of the East”, provide entertaining, innovative, and interactive bike tours for budget minded individuals and groups.
They can accommodate up to 80 bikes
at one time, and offer regularly scheduled daily tours
in English, and private tours
in other languages as well, to accommodate all needs.
A Walk in Communism’s Statue Park
Called „the most exciting outdoor museum in Eastern Europe”, Budapest’s Statue Park gives home to the propaganda statues raised during the Communist Era. Such names as Lenin
, Marx and Engels
are represented in the park, along with memorials to The Soviet Soldier
, the Communist Martyrs
, and the Republic of Councils