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21st Fire Dance and 4th. Circling Festival at Liget Square

On August 29, 2020, the Phoenix Folk Dance Ensemble, the Csapókerti Circle of Friends Association, and the Csapókerti Community House of the Debrecen Cultural Center will organize the XXI. Fire Dance Youth Dance Festival and the IV. Circling Festival. 

Among the traditional programs of the event is the ceremonial handover of the renovated Liget Square within the framework of the Széchenyi plan.


XXI. Fire Dance Youth Dance Festival: The festival was launched in 2000, close to St. John’s Day, with the participation of the county’s folk dance communities. The event has expanded internationally over the years, with nearly 50 folk dance groups of both Hungarian and other nationalities participating during the past 20 years.

ARC. Circling Festival: It was launched in November 2014 with the aim of giving women’s dances and groups the rank of a festival. The female dance groups of folk dance ensembles can compete in a competition. In the ring, the uniquely beautiful Hungarian women’s costumes and our priceless folk songs will be presented to the audience with dance.

Picnic in Liget Square

Every year, the Csapókerti Circle of Friends organizes a picnic in Liget Square on the Saturday closest to Earth Day. By cleaning the park, we make one of the largest public parks in Debrecen, Liget Square, more beautiful, and we bring the members of our different communities together. In addition, we promote the importance of sports and exercise to the residents of the Csapókert district within the framework of an all-day program.

The venue of the event: Debrecen, Liget tér
Date of the event:   August 29, 2020

Detailed program:

Opening of the event

10.30 – 12.30                 
Gábor Nagy “Cat” football memorial tournament

10.30 – 12.30                 
Learning to sing, gymnastics, planting, spectacular, cooking outdoors, let’s learn to embroider

11.00 – 12.30                 
I. Liget square EXATLON cup

12.30 – 15.00                 
Introducing the Health Protection Circle of the Resource Association, the Zsuzsi Forest Railway, the Csumókerti zumbások

15.00 – 15.20                 
Ceremonial handover of Liget tér, the opening of the festival
László Papp Mayor of Debrecen
László Tasó Member of Parliament
Edina Szilágyi Representative of the Municipality
Törökné Csécs Lenke President of the Association

15.20 – 18.00                 
Stage productions – accompanied by the Bakator Folk Music Ensemble, Bihor Citer Orchestra – Furta, Csapókerti Pávakör – Debrecen, Csapókerti Sútor Citerakör – Debrecen, Debrecen Folk Ensemble – Debrecen, Phoenix Folk Dance Ensemble – Debrecen Folk Dance Ensemble – Debrecen Debrecen, Kisliget Folk Dance Ensemble – Nyíradony

Festival closing, handing over commemorative cards

19.00 – 22.00                 
Dance house in the Csapókerti Community House with the Bakator Folk Music Ensemble

There will also be a folk fair and buffet during the day.

In the event of rain, the programs are held at the DMK Tap Garden Community House. 

Admission is free.