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Great Forest Week

The Great Forest of Debrecen is of great importance to all its inhabitants. The forest is the lungs of the civic city, and a place of recreation, relaxation, and sport, – these are the basic components of its historical identity. 

In our national culture, the Great Forest has immeasurable value and is an icon of Debrecen, just as the Great Reformed Church does.

The Great Forest of Debrecen was declared protected 81 years ago, on October 10, 1939, and at the time it was the first registered in the Hungarian Conservation of Nature Pedigree.

The protection of nature and the environment, the protection of a healthy lifestyle, the harmonious coexistence of human life, and the living world are attributed more and more importance these days.

This is why the Great Forest Week initiative aims to bring the city’s residents and the forest closer once again.

The Great Forest Week offers a multitude of programs for young and old from September 28th to October 4th: guided tours, running races, bike tours, workshops, cultural programs, craft classes, creative competitions, and many other surprises await visitors to the Great Forest this week!

Programs of the Great Forest Week:

PHOTO EXHIBITION IN THE MÉLIUSZ JUHÁSZ PÉTER LIBRARY
Date: September 28, 2010 – October 10, 2020
The exhibition entitled: The Beautiful Great Forest in pictures. We can see a compilation of the colorful flora and fauna of the Great Forest.
Co-organizers: Debrecen Photo Club, Méliusz Juhász Péter Library
Details: http://www.meliusz.hu

PHOTO CONTEST
A photo competition for both amateurs and professionals has been announced, entitled “My Great Forest”.
Topic: the flora and fauna of the Great Forest
Announced: September 10, 2020
Deadline for submission: November 30, 2020.
5 photos per author can be submitted digitally, longer page max. 1900 pixels, 300 dpi
Prize: for 1-3 places per category
– youth category: up to 16 years
– open category, anyone can apply
Jury, announcement of results December 10, 2020
Co-organizer: Debrecen Photo Club
Details, entry information: https: //www.debreceniertektar. hu / rolunk / fotoesfilm

THE NAGYERDŐ – VIDEO AND ANIMATION COMPETITION
Drawing, animation, and video competition (Without categories and restrictions)
Announced September 10, 2020
Upload deadline: November 30, 2020 Jury, announcement of results: December 10, 2020
Co-organizer: Médiacentrum Debrecen
Details + entry information: https://www.debreceniertektar.hu/rolunk/fotoesfilm

NAGYERDŐ TOUR – WALKING, RUNNING, CYCLING
Participation in the tours is subject to prior registration.
Register here: https://www.debreceniertektar.hu/rolunk/nagyerdo-hete-2020-regegistracio

1. OXYGEN CUP
Date: October 3, 2020
Co-organizers: Fresh Oxygen Foundation
Details: https://frissoxigen.hu2. GUIDED PROFESSIONAL WALK TOURS

2. PROFESSIONAL GUIDED WALK TOURS

3. CYCLING TOUR
Date: October 3, 2020
Co-organizers: Debrecen Cycling Sport and Leisure Youth Association, Sportcentrum
More: http://dksi.hu/team

NYÍRERDŐ FOREST SCHOOL PROGRAMS
More: http://www.nyirerdo.hu

“NIMRÓD” ROUND-FOREST ASSOCIATION – SPECIAL PROGRAM
More: http://kerek-erdo.hu

MÉLIUSZ PÉTER JUHÁSZ LIBRARY PROGRAMS
More: http://www.meliusz.hu

1. FOUR SEASONS IN NAGYERDŐ – THE EXHIBITION OF THE NATURE
LIBRARY Venue: MELIUS Central Library – 1st floor belfry

 2. „… GLORIOUS GRAND CASTLE, THE EDEN OF A GREAT CITY” – CULTURAL WALK
How did Nagyerdő become a place for excursions and entertainment for the people of Debrecen? Over the past 200 years, what facilities have provided recreation and entertainment?
Meeting place: Péter Méliusz Juhász Library Container Library – Nagyerdő next to the Fog Theater
Date: September 29, 2020 (Tuesday)
Duration of the walk: 1.5-2 hours
Max. 20 people are welcome to apply. Please register at helyismeret@meliusz.hu.

3. HISTORY AND WILDLIFE OF NAGYERDŐ – QUIZ
Date: October 3, 2020 (Saturday)
Venue: Méliusz Juhász Péter Library Container Library – Nagyerdő next to the Fog Theater

4. RACE KNOWLEDGE IN NAGYERDŐ – PLAYER HUNTING (FAMILY PROGRAM)
Joint event with the Nature Reserve
Date: October 3, 2020 (Saturday)
Venue: Péter Méliusz Juhász Library Container Library – Nagyerdő next to the Fog Theater

Key sponsors: Nyírerdő Zrt., Hortobágy National Park Directorate, Debrecen Media Center, Debrecen Photo Club, Méliusz Juhász Péter Library, Fresh Oxygen Foundation, Debrecen Sports Center, Nagyerdei Cultural Park, Csokonai Theater, Nature Library, Nimród Association Youth Association

The organizers of the program reserve the right to make changes.

In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19), we respectfully ask everyone to strictly follow the epidemiological rules!

Detailed program: https://www.debreceniertektar.hu/hireink/programok

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