Winter Burial – Spring Festival in Balatonalmádi (Téltemető-Tavaszköszöntő Maskarás Mulatság 2024 Balatonalmádi)

Téltemető-Tavaszköszöntő Maskarás Mulatság 2024 Balatonalmádi

Winter Burial – Spring Festival Masked Carnival in Balatonalmádi – Téltemető-Tavaszköszöntő Maskarás Mulatság 2024 Balatonalmádi

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024

Time: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Szent Erzsébet liget (Saint Elizabeth Grove)

Free parking is available in front of the Pannonia Cultural Center and Library (Pannónia Kulturális Központ és Könyvtár).

Program

  • 2:30 PM: Craft workshop, making of kiszebábok (Hungarian traditional straw puppets) with the help of the Hungarian Maltese Charity Service Balatonalmádi Group (Magyar Máltai Szeretetszolgálat Balatonalmádi Csoportja).
  • 3:30 PM: Masked procession with music from the Pannonia Cultural Center and Library (Pannónia Kulturális Központ és Könyvtár) to the Szent Erzsébet liget.
  • 4:00 PM: Opening speech by Kinga Gellértné Magyar (Gellértné Magyar Kinga), director of the Pannonia Cultural Center.
  • Masked carnival:
    • Performers:
      • Balatonalmádi Folk Dance Ensemble (Balatonalmádi Néptáncműhely)
      • Hullámzó Balaton Folk Dance Group (Hullámzó Balaton Néptánccsoport)
      • Boglárka Pusztai (Pusztai Boglárka) and friends
      • Other merrymakers…
    • Master of ceremonies: Krisztián Kovács (Kovács Krisztián), judge.
  • Dance house, bonfire lighting.

Why you should attend

  • Experience Hungarian tradition: The Winter Burial – Spring Festival Masked Carnival is a revival of an ancient Hungarian tradition. We celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of spring by burning a kiszebáb (straw puppet), dancing, and having fun.
  • Family-friendly event: The event is a great program for the whole family. Children can make kiszebábok at the craft workshop, and everyone can wear a mask and dance in the masked procession.
  • Cultural experience: The carnival features performances by the Balatonalmádi Folk Dance Ensemble, the Hullámzó Balaton Folk Dance Group, Boglárka Pusztai and friends, and other merrymakers.
  • Outdoor event: The event takes place outdoors in the Szent Erzsébet liget. This is a great opportunity to spend time in the fresh air and enjoy the spring sunshine.
  • Free admission: Admission to the event is free, so everyone is welcome!

Additional information

  • Parking: Free parking is available in front of the Pannonia Cultural Center and Library.
  • In case of rain: The event will be held at the Pannonia Cultural Center and Library.
  • Contact: For more information, please contact the Pannonia Cultural Center and Library at +36 88 500 100.

In summary

The Winter Burial – Spring Festival Masked Carnival is a great program for the whole family to experience Hungarian tradition, cultural performances, and outdoor fun. Admission is free, so we hope to see you there!

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