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Exciting Pentecost Programs Await Visitors at the Open Air Museum in Szentendre

Hungary Today 2024.05.13.

On May 19 and 20, the Hungarian Open Air Museum in Szentendre (near Budapest) will welcome families to the museum’s Whitsun Heritage Festival, where they will be able to learn about the traditions of blue-dyeing and lacing, among others. This year, for the 13th time, the Szentendre institution is organizing a meeting of heritage communities, writes Magyar Nemzet.

The two-day event will include heritage demonstrations, stage performances, music, and dance productions.

This year the festival will focus on folk crafts.

Photo via Facebook/Szentendrei Skanzen

Visitors will have the chance to learn the secrets of folk crafts such as blue-dyeing, lacing, embroidery, pottery, and egg painting.


The diversity of Hungarian folk crafts is reflected in a wide array of materials, tools, and technologies still used by people who have committed themselves to acquiring and passing along their knowledge, skills, and artistry. Hungary is rich in preserved and living folk traditions, as well as valuable intellectual heritage, which are certainly important parts of the cultural tourist attraction of the countryside.

Blue-dyeing. Photo via Facebook/Győri Kékfestő Műhely

Those interested will also be able to join the dancers of Sárköz (a region in southern Hungary) or the dancers of Nagyecsed (northeastern Hungary), but they will also be able to learn about the music of the different regions and the costumes of the different landscapes.

The Hungarian Open Air Museum in Szentendre. Photo via Facebook/Szentendrei Skanzen

The event will also present the student traditions of Selmec (now Slovakia), Marian devotions, or the tradition of  The Book of Vinesprouts of Kőszeg (western Hungary), and among the gastronomic specialties, visitors can taste the mutton stew of Karcag (Northern Great Plain region of central Hungary) and the molnárkalács (a sweet wafer, the dessert of weddings, family gatherings, special celebrations) from Borsodnádasd (northern Hungary).

For a more detailed program, see the museum website.

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Via Magyar Nemzet; Featured image via Facebook/Szentendrei Skanzen

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