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Galiba Children’s Festival

“There is no more beautiful animal than a goose, he does not need a footpath,” sings Galiba, the goose in György Schwajda’s Ludas Matyi transcript. It was in this playful form that one of the “youth education” programs of the Debrecen Flower Carnival was born, the aim of which is to address as many young people as possible with the largest art event in the city.

The Galiba Children’s Festival has become the favorite annual programs in Debrecen for families. The festival awaits those interested in the Great Forest Cultural Park (Nagyerdei Kultúrpark), and is this year celebrating its 60th birthday from 16th August. 

16th August 2020

10 am – 6.30 pm:  Fairytale Trail – Logical Adventure courtesy of the Home Help Foundation

10 am – 11 am: Guided tour at the Zoo named “István Fekete’s Animals”

10.30 am – 11.30 am: Decoration of GALIBA inscription

11.30 am: Animal tales on the László Vitéz stage

1 pm – 2 pm: Guided tour at the Zoo named “István Fekete’s Animals”

2 pm – 2.30 pm: Guided tour in the Scent Garden

2 pm – 3.30 pm: Presentations of art groups from Debrecen

3:30 pm: Meeting of imitators of Ludas Matyi around the Ludas Matyi statue to carry out “Matyi” tasks

4.30 pm:  Rolling Circus – Fair puppet show directed by Pepe the Clown and the Dodo Bear

5.30 pm: Presentations of art groups from Debrecen

There will be archery and horn demonstrations throughout the day in the spirit of preserving the tradition with the participation of the Fehérlófia Association.

galiba

17th August 

10 am – Drive smart! – Interactive, playful education on safe transportation. Arrive on the KRESZ track with a bicycle suitable for transport and test your skills.

10 am -11 am: Guided tour at the Zoo named “István Fekete’s Animals”

1 pm – 2 pm: Guided tour at the Zoo named “István Fekete’s Animals”

2 pm – 2.30 pm: Guided tour in the Scent Garden

2 pm – 4.30 pm: Presentations of art groups from Debrecen

4 pm: Wonder dogs – helping dogs await all those interested

6 pm: Who is the Enchanted Castle hiding?  See which brave knights are willing to face the challenges of the Enchanted Castle!

18th August 

10 am – 2 pm: “Head for the army!” – The Recruitment Office is holding an interactive presentation on the KRESZ track

10 am -11 am: Guided tour at the Zoo named “István Fekete’s Animals”

11 am – 11.30 am: Presentations of art groups from Debrecen

1 pm – 2 pm: Guided tour at the Zoo named “István Fekete’s Animals”

2 pm – 2.30 pm: Guided tour in the Scent Garden

3:30 pm: The story of Gombóc Artúr in the performance of the Kuckó stage

4 pm – 6.30 pm: Galiba rally – model cars on the traffic road

4.30 pm: Agora Adventure – Spectacular experimental performance on the László Vitéz stage

3.30 pm: Presentations of art groups from Debrecen

5 pm: Who is the Enchanted Castle hiding?  See which brave knights are willing to face the challenges of the Enchanted Castle!

5.30 pm: Princess training

Reticulated Giraffe
Reticulated Giraffe

19th August 

10 am – 4 pm:  Europe Direct playhouse on the KRESZ track

10 am -11 am: Guided tour at the Zoo named “István Fekete’s Animals”

11 am – 11.30 am: Presentations of art groups from Debrecen

1 pm – 2 pm: Guided tour at the Zoo named “István Fekete’s Animals”

2 pm – 2.30 pm: Guided tour in the Scent Garden

3 pm – 3.30 pm: Presentations of art groups from Debrecen

4 pm – 6.30 pm: Galiba rally – model cars on the traffic road

4 pm: László Vitéz – “The buried treasure” in the performance of the Vojtina Puppet Theater

5 pm:  The program of the magician Balázs Kiss

6.30 pm: Who is the Enchanted Castle hiding?  See who which brave knights are willing to face the challenges of the Enchanted Castle!

Flower Carnival Secret – Community Decoration at the Ludas Matyi Statue

20 August 

10 am – 4 pm:  Europe Direct playhouse on the KRESZ track with the happiest sumo tournament of the summer

10 am -11 am: Guided tour at the Zoo named “István Fekete’s Animals”

10 am -11 am: Presentations of art groups from Debrecen

11 am –  Fabulous notes performed by the Trio Consort

1 pm – 2 pm: Guided tour at the Zoo named “István Fekete’s Animals”

2 pm – 2.30 pm: Guided tour in the Scent Garden

2 pm – 4.00 pm: Presentations of art groups from Debrecen

4 pm: Stilt acrobats at the Enchanted Castle

4.15 pm: Presentation of an aerobatic gymnast

5 pm: Matyi Lúdas performance on the László Vitéz stage

There will be archery and horn demonstrations throughout the day in the spirit of preserving the tradition with the participation of the Fehérlófia Association.

Visitors will be awaited with diverse, creative games.

On the days of the festival visitors could meet old friends including Angyalliget, the Towards the Light Foundation (Fény Felé Alapítvány), the Children’s City Association (Gyermekváros Egyesület), the Nature Reserve (Természettár), the Hajdú-Bihar County Family, Opportunity and Volunteer House (Hajdú-Bihar Megyei Család, Esélyteremtési és Önkéntes Ház), the Szent László Dominican Parish ( Szent László Domonkos Plébánia), Hajdú-Bihar County Association of the Disabled People (Mozgáskorlátozottak Hajdú-Bihar Megyei Egyesülete), 

Northern Great Plain Regional Association of the Visually Impaired (Látássérültek Észak-Alföldi Regionális Egyesülete) and  with the knights of the Debrecen Historical Ages Preservation Association (Debreceni Történelmi Korok Hagyományőrző Egyesület). 

Participants can also meet the KreDenc-kuckó, the acrobats of Claudias’s Angels Air Dance and Dance Studio, the folk artists of the Cívis Traditional Folk Art Association ( Cívis Hagyományőrző Népművészeti Egyesület) MAMINVENT and IMAMI. 

The 60-year-old lite-railway will play music.

Kids can paint, draw, create something special every day or make sand pictures that are not only fashionable but one of the most sophisticated creative games. Or they can just get in a magical car and race with us into the Realm of Tales!

Pony riding at the pony runway will be available every day from 10 am to 12 pm and from 21 pm to 4 pm. 

Admission to the Amusement Park is free during the Galiba Children’s Festival.

Further details: https://debreceniviragkarneval.hu/program/galiba-gyermekfesztival/

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