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The attendance of the 14th Hungarian Days in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár, formerly part of Hungary, now Romania) has exceeded 200,000, with 220,000-230,000 people taking part in the cultural event.

This year’s edition of the Hungarian Days closed on Sunday evening, the day of St. Stephen, the founder of our state, with a concert by Leslie Mandoki and the Mandoki Soulmates.

In his closing speech, Balázs Gergely, the main organizer and president of the Treasures of Cluj-Napoca Association, stressed that the treasure of the city is not the carved stones, but the Hungarian people living in it.

Leslie Mandoki and the Mandoki Soulmtes. Photo via Facebook/Kolozsvári Magyar Napok

Mayor Emil Boc thanked the Hungarian population of the city for having created, together with the local government,

a European quality city where all nationalities feel at home.

“This is the merit of all of us, and for us it means normality,” the politician highlighted.

Thirty-one teams competed at the cooking contest. Photo via Facebook/Kolozsvári Magyar Napok

Deputy mayor Emese Oláh stressed that the Hungarian community of the city could once again occupy the renovated Farkas Street this year. “We are the first ones who can say that we are welcomed back there, because the square is ours,” she said.

The 14th edition of the Hungarian Days in Cluj-Napoca, held from August 13 to 20, included more than 500 programs in 50 venues.

There were 31 popular music concerts and 27 classical music concerts, while the St. Stephen’s Day Folk Dance Meeting, a co-event of the Hungarian Days, featured 20 dance groups from eight countries.

On the main stage in the main square, 87 performers from nine bands entertained the audience. Visitors could take part in 37 exhibitions, 21 guided walks, 40 round-table discussions and presentations, 21 film screenings, and more than 100 children’s and family activities.

The renovated Farkas Street with its craft and book fairs, the Walk of the Museums, and the Wine Street attracted between five and six thousand visitors a day.

The Hungarian Days in Cluj-Napoca website reached more than 1.8 million users during the event.

The program was made possible thanks to the support of 237 partner organizations, sponsors, 164 volunteers, and 122 organizers.

Tradition and folk art – Kalotaszeg costume show in Farkas Street. Photo via Facebook/Kolozsvári Magyar Napok

The 15th Cluj Hungarian Days will be organized by the Treasure Cluj Association from August 18-25, 2024.


The event series has become one of the most important cultural festivals in the Carpathian Basin, where – thanks to the partner organizations and sponsors – every year there is the opportunity to present to the public all the cultural treasures, proving that the Transylvanian Hungarians are a vital, value-saving, and value-creating community in the Carpathian Basin.

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Via MTI, Featured image via Facebook/Kolozsvári Magyar Napok 

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