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The 2nd Stage of the Tour De Hongrie Starts from Debrecen

The biggest Hungarian bicycle race of the year is the Tour de Hongrie, which will take place for the 41st time in 2020. The Tour de Hongrie starts at the Basilica in Esztergom and ends at Kékestető.


The biggest Hungarian bicycle race of the year is the Tour de Hongrie, which will take place for the 41st time in 2020. The Tour de Hongrie starts at the Basilica in Esztergom and ends at Kékestető.

The 41st Tour de Hongrie will take place from August 29th to September 2nd, 2020, with 120 competitors from 20 teams scheduled to compete in the UCI 2.1 category. The goal of the organizers is to meet one of the important criteria for entering the Pro Series: for this, at least fourteen World Tour and/or Pro Team bands must participate in this year’s Hungarian Circuit. Based on the preliminary negotiations, in addition to five World Tour teams, ten Pro Teams are also expected to come to the most prestigious Hungarian cycling competition.

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3 × 3 Basketball Fiesta at Kossuth Square

On Wednesday, August 26, the 3 × 3 basketball tournament series will start in Kossuth Square in Debrecen. The first international festival called the Youth Festival

Coming to Debrecen’s Kossuth Square on Wednesday, August 26th, the 3 × 3 basketball tournament series begins. For the first time, an international tournament called the “Youth Festival” will be held here, for which the group schedule and the final schedule will be completed.

According to prior plans, the U18 World Championships would have been held in Debrecen in the last days of August, but due to the coronavirus, several countries could not take part. As the majority of the teams indicated their intention to start, the five-day tournament would not be missed, but the International Basketball Federation decided to change its name to reflect its new structure.

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

On August 29, 2020, the 21st Fire Dance Youth Dance Festival and the 4th Circling Festival.

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.

History

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:

10.00                            
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

18.00                               
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.

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The Munkácsy Trilogy On Display at Déri Museum for 25 years

Today, on August 25th the Déri Museum is celebrating 25 years of Mihály Munkácsy’s “The Christ Trilogy” on display.

Today, on August 25th the Déri Museum is celebrating 25 years of Mihály Munkácsy’s “The Christ Trilogy” on display. 25 years ago, Mihály Munkácsy’s painting “Christ before Pilate” arrived in Debrecen for the first time, bringing the trilogy together after its restoration, taking its place next to “Golgotha” and “Ecce Homo!” in the Munkácsy Hall.

The Munkácsy exhibition opened its doors to visitors on May 25th,1930, 90 years ago in Debrecen when Frigyes Déri donated “Ecce Homo!”, the third painting of the trilogy, to the state. He only requested that it be exhibited in Debrecen.

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Mini-exhibition “Gold Archaeological Treasures” at the Déri

Visitors to the Déri Museum can see the latest archaeological treasure, finds of gold artifacts of the museum’s Archaeological collection.

Visitors to the Déri Museum can see the latest archaeological treasure, finds of gold artifacts of the museum’s Archaeological collection.

One of the displayed treasures was found on the northern border of the village of Bojt where the route of the M4 motorway passed through. The gold treasure of 1768 pieces was hidden in a small, hand-shaped mug from the early Bronze Age and it was found on 1st December 2017 during the M4 motorway excavations.

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Flower Floats Exhibition

Flower floats are an indispensable part of the Debrecen Flower Carnival. While we can’t see the spectacular huge rolling compositions made using hundreds of thousands of dry and live flowers marching this year, but we can admire them up close for three days.

Flower floats are an indispensable part of the Debrecen Flower Carnival. While we can’t see the spectacular huge rolling compositions made using hundreds of thousands of dry and live flowers marching this year, but we can admire them up close for three days.

In the Year of National Togetherness, the flower floats are putting the focus on Hungarian researchers, scientists, inventors, artists, and historical figures who have created lasting things in their own fields of focus and therefore made the world a better place through their work and the wonders they have created, while at the same time they have contributed to the reputation of their homeland.

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Fairy Garden – Town Hall Music Evenings

The courtyard of the Old Town Hall will open its doors to visitors once again this year. From August 15th, music concerts await those interested, every night, which will be complemented by light painting in the inner courtyard from August 20th.

The courtyard of the Old Town Hall will open its doors to visitors once again this year. From August 15th, music concerts await those interested, every night, which will be complemented by light painting in the inner courtyard from August 20th.

The Fairy Garden – Town Hall Music Evenings Program:

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New Look Dósa Nádor Square Re-Opened

As part of the Debrecen 2030 program, a new pedestrian zone was inaugurated in the city center on 15th August.

As part of the Debrecen 2030 program, a new pedestrian zone was inaugurated in the city center on 15th August. The development was completed in seven months as planned, within the framework timetable. Approximately an 11 thousand square metre surface area was renewed in Dósa nádor tér as well as a section of Csapó utca. Thereby greatly increasing the green area to 970 square meters.

At the inaugurated event, Mayor László Papp said it was worth remodeling, as there were previously too many cars using the area, aged asphalt, and very little in the way of green space in this area. He added that the goal was to rethink the downtown pedestrian zone. The mayor emphasized that the people of Debrecen will have a modern, up-to-date downtown space, and this renovated location will simultaneously embody novelty, creativity, and tradition. 

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Flower Festival – A Detailed Guide

The finalized program of the Flower Festival week in all its glory. There will be a flower cart exhibition, dancing flash mobs, music, light painting, a flower and craft exhibition, arts promenade, sightseeing walks, and much more.

Debrecen is preparing for the Flower Carnival with colorful programs this year. 

From 15th to 23rd August, colorful carnival programs await those interested throughout the city with flowers, dancing and music. There will be a flower cart exhibition, dancing flash mobs, music, light painting, a flower and craft exhibition, arts promenade, sightseeing walks, and much more. 

Browse the programs below not to miss a thing. 

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Night Ride II – Cyclists will bring light to Debrecen

Night Ride II – Debrecen is only a few days away and the city will be covered in light as cyclists make their way through the city. The event was a great success last year and in 2019. This year, the cycling parade is being organized for Flower Carnival week again.

Night Ride II – Debrecen is only a few days away and the city will be covered in light as cyclists make their way through the city. The event was a great success last year and in 2019. This year,  the cycling parade is being organized for Flower Carnival week again.

The aim of the II. Night Ride Debrecen event is to activate the cycling community in Debrecen, to promote cycling as an alternative form of transport. It also aims to promote a healthy lifestyle, and sport activity, and raise awareness of Debrecen as a cycle-friendly city.

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Galiba Children’s Festival

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.

“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. 

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Nagyerdei Stadium

Campus 8 – Concerts @ Football Stadium, 19th – 22nd August

Eight key concerts will take place at the Nagyerdei Stadium over four evenings between 19th and 22nd August 2020.

The Campus Festival 2020 was canceled due to the Coronovirus, but the organizers came up with an alternative large scale event series to be held towards the end of the summer. The event named “Campus Eleven” was planned to be held over 11 nights with popular artists.

However, the latest government rules have also hit this alternative plan and the Campus Eleven event series plan had to be reformulated once again.

Now, eight key concerts will take place at the Nagyerdei Stadium over four evenings between 19th and 22nd August.

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