Another long weekend is upon us, this time for Pentecost. There are many folk traditions associated with this holiday, many of which will be explored at this year’s events across the country’s castles.
From June 3-5, the Károlyi Castle in Füzérradvány is open to visitors. The castle has joined a series of European events on the theme “Gardens and climate change.” During the event, which runs from Friday to Sunday, children can learn about the effects of climate change on gardens through playful activities. While the little ones are kept busy, adults can explore the castle’s English landscape garden with a variety of park walks and environmental talks.
Bird lovers are also invited to an interesting program on Saturday, June 4th, from 11 am in Nádasdladány, in the Nádasdy Castle park. The free and spectacular falconry show will feature a demonstration by falconer Gergely Bódis and his special wild birds. Before the program starts, it is also worth visiting the castle and admiring the gardens.
Organized by the Municipality of Sirok, Sirok Castle awaits with a full day of activities on June 5th. There will be a climbing wall, an XXL playground, bead weaving, face painting, glitter tattooing, and leather ornament-making. Márton Balogh will give an archery demonstration in the castle, and the Nyírjes Pensioners’ Club will also offer you the chance to try their famous palóc dishes.
Now we can get a glimpse of the world of herbs in a special place, as the series of events on Sunday, June 5th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. László Memorial Place in Somogyvár promises an exciting pastime. On the Sunday of Pentecost, visitors are invited to the garden among the ruins to learn about the herbs and their beneficial effects.
A real journey through time will take us back in history at the 14th Patara Turkish Historical Festival in Tata between June 3-5. At the foot of the Tatai Castle, the historic siege of 1597 will be re-enacted before our eyes. This year, for the 14th time, the Patara Festival of Tata will take place in the Esterházy Castle park, with a program of authentic Turkish events.
There you can find out for sure how Hungarians’ ancestors lived during the Turkish era. There are also handicrafts, petting zoos, martial arts demonstrations, and a fairground at this unique festival of distinctive value.
Featured image via the Násdasy Castle’s Facebook page