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Some events related to August 20th Festival will not be held

The worldwide increase in coronavirus cases has also affected Hajdú-Bihar county. In response to this increasing trend, the following action is being taken.

The worldwide increase in Coronavirus cases has also affected Hajdú-Bihar county. In response to this increasing trend, the following action is being taken.

The city of Debrecen continues to give priority to the emergency situation, allocating serious resources for prevention. Debrecen has received a significant amount of protective gear including 100,000 disposable masks, more than 9,000 FFP masks,  and more than 9,000 washable textile masks now in stock. In addition, more than 2,000 liters of disinfection equipment is available to city institutions.

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Behind the scene of the Debrecen Flower Festival 2020

Although the usual Flower Festival parade will be missed, those interested can still see the spectacular flower compositions on August 20th.

Although the usual Flower Festival parade will be missed, those interested can still see the spectacular flower compositions on August 20th. 

Sándor Pikó, an artist from Debrecen, is contributing three compositions this year and the works are already under development. According to him, this year’s works have a soul.

Although the artist was also in quarantine voluntary during the spring, he worked on the plans continuously. This year, the companies understood that the sooner they start negotiations, the sooner they can sow the flower seeds, the more certain that the compositions planned could be realized, the artist said in his latest interview

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Debrecen Zoo Welcomes More Endangered Animals

Debrecen Zoo has announced yet more endangered animals, a North Chinese leopard, and the birth of a reticulated giraffe, the rarest of giraffe species.

Debrecen Zoo has announced yet more endangered animals, a North Chinese leopard, and the birth of a reticulated giraffe, the rarest of giraffe species.

The charismatic male Chinese Leopard arrived on June 24, originating from Ree Park Safari, Denmark, and has been settling in since, and is a result of Debrecen Zoo’s participation in the European Endangered Species Program (EAZA EEP). 

Born in autumn 2018, the mighty big cat named Coolio has been gradually getting familiar with his new environment at Debrecen Zoo, and now you can check him out in his enclosure during regular opening hours or during Evening Walks with the Zoo Keepers on Friday nights.

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Beach Night at the Aquaticum Debrecen Strand

This year, the Beach Night will be held on July 25, which has been joined by several spas nationwide. Of course, this year’s program should not miss the Aquaticum Debrecen Strand which awaits those interested with extended opening hours and colorful programs.

This year, the Beach Night will be held on July 25, which has been joined by several spas nationwide. Of course, this year’s program should not miss the Aquaticum Debrecen Strand which awaits those interested with extended opening hours and colorful programs.

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ABLAK, an Exhibition of the Debrecen Photo Workshop

“The Debrecen Photo Workshop was founded at the beginning of 1998 from the former members of the Debrecen Photo Club. Since then, the Workshops membership has grown steadily. They are organizationally independent, rather a group of friends, and do not charge a membership fee.

“The Debrecen Photo Workshop was founded at the beginning of 1998 from the former members of the Debrecen Photo Club. Since then, the Workshops membership has grown steadily. They are organizationally independent, rather a group of friends, and do not charge a membership fee.

With the name choice “Photo Workshop”, they wanted to emphasize that they expect some activity from their members, because what kind of workshop is it where people just sit and do no work? It was for this reason that they decided not to use the word “club” because it is more associated with appearances, attending gatherings, listening to speakers, and providing programs to the leader, rather than doing something creative. 

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Historical Exhibition on the Change of Regime – Debrecen Main Square

The exhibition was organized on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the change of regime, entitled “30 Years Free” and was first shown in Brussels last November.

An international traveling exhibition arrived in Debrecen, the exhibition reflects back on the repression of the communist period. The exhibition was organized on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the change of regime, entitled “30 Years Free” and was first shown in Brussels last November.

The exhibition presents in chronological order the events that led to the change of regime in Hungary, from oppression of the communist dictatorship to freedom. The 13-panel exhibition also brings to life the 1989-90 turn with photographs and quotes.

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Building History: The First Savings Bank of Debrecen

The Debrecen Cultural Center building on the corner of Piac and Kossuth Street once housed the city’s oldest financial institution, the First Savings Bank of Debrecen.

The Debrecen Cultural Center building on the corner of Piac and Kossuth Street once housed the city’s oldest financial institution, the First Savings Bank of Debrecen. 

The financial institution started its operation in a small shop leased in the town hall in 1846 and later acquired the properties of the neighbouring buildings on the corner of Piac and Kossuth Street in 1868. The acquisition included the two-story “Táncos Kovács” House, the Auer House, and the Radl house.

The bank outgrew its two-story “Táncos Kovács” headquarters shortly thereafter and designed an impressive three-story palace to replace it. 

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Machine Imaginaire – Vera Molnar’s Algorithms

The world’s first female computer artist, Vera Molnar, went to Paris in 1947 after studying art in Budapest and Rome.

The Hungarian artist, who has lived in Paris for more than 70 years, is a pioneer of computer art. By developing the principle of Machine Imaginaire, the ever-experimenting, tireless Vera Molnar laid the foundations for an algorithmic work of art based on aesthetics: she defined a machine that works according to a program according to certain rules and generates works of art. However, the decision here, as in any creative process, belongs to the artist, so it is as much a part of the work as the construction of the algorithm.

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Celebratory Dance Performances on Nagyerdei Open-Air Stage

If you enjoy ballet and dance in general then there are two dates to bookmark in the coming months. The performances are to be held on the Nagyerdei Open-Air Stage thus minimizing Covid-19 risk.

If you enjoy ballet and dance in general then there are two dates to bookmark in the coming months. The performances are to be held on the Nagyerdei Open-Air Stage thus minimizing Covid-19 risk.

Firstly, in August there is an adaptation of Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina by the Ballet Company of Győr, and in September an adaptation of Wass Albert’s “The Witch of Funtinel” by the Debrecen Folk Ensemble.

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The History of the Zsuzsi Railway

On 18th July 2020, the Zsuzsi narrow gauge railway re-opens to the public after a long period of renovation and reconstruction. Learn about the history of the railway here.

The Zsuzsi railway came to be because “the city of Debrecen wanted to cultivate its 37.4 km2 forest, which is located 24-38 km from the city near Gúth.” A Railway was needed to transport the harvested wood. Therefore the city announced a tender for the construction, operation, and supply of the harvested timberline.

The tender was won by Kopf-Steinberger contractors and the first section of the railway was opened on July 16th, 1882. This was the 21.5 km section between Debrecen-Fatelep and Nyírmártonfalva. The railway was built in a way unique to the country, with a track gauge of 950 mm.

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Summer Programme of the Great Forest Open Air Theatre 2020

In 2019, the Nagyerdei Outdoor Games delighted the audience with the excellent theatrical productions in collaboration with the most sought-after star actors and musicians, as well as showcasing cult films of the world.

In 2019, the Nagyerdei Outdoor Games delighted the audience with the excellent theatrical productions in collaboration with the most sought-after star actors and musicians, as well as showcasing cult films of the world.

This summer the Great Forest Open Air Theatre celebrates its 70th birthday. It opened its doors with Zoltán Kodály’s song Székelyfonó in June 1950 and was the first and only permanent,.outdoor stage in Debrecen. It also showcased the County Prima Prize-winning Debrecen Folk Ensemble (Debreceni Népi Együttes) introducing them to citizens. 

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Debrecen Piknik Will Bring Picnic Atmosphere the Great Forest

During the Flower Carnival week, 15th-22nd August, the organizers will be waiting for gastronomic lovers in the Great Forest, with a real picnic atmosphere.

During the Flower Carnival week, 15th-22nd August, the organizers will be waiting for gastronomic lovers in the Great Forest, with a real picnic atmosphere.

Following the example of the highly successful Debrecziner Gourmet Festival, the Debrecen Piknik is organized with the support of the Stylish Rural Restaurant (Stílusos Vidéki Éttermiség; SVÉT). Those visiting the event can meet the following rural and local restaurants:

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