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Hungarian Days in Latvia October 2018

BC, Riga, 19.09.2018.Print version
The Embassy of Hungary to Latvia is happy to announce that the Hungarian Days 2018 will take place for the 4th time throughout October.

The Hungarian Days in Latvia have become a tradition dedicated to strengthening and celebrating cultural relations between Hungary and the Republic of Latvia since 2015. The Hungarian Days provide both Latvians and foreign visitors with opportunities to participate in, and enjoy all forms of arts and culture. During October, Hungarian artists, exhibitions and Latvian partners come together and invite everyone to participate in interactive and interesting activities to discover Hungarian history, design, cultural spirit and passion.

The launching event is going to take place in the Latvian War Museum on 1  October, at 16:00 with the exhibition “170 Years of the Hungarian Defence Forces”. It can be viewed for two weeks. By visiting the the installation one can see how the Hungarian Forces were developed from the establishment of the “National Guard” in 1848 till nowdays. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know more about Hungarian history!

We will continue with our travelling stamp exhibition from the Hungarian Stamp Museum, especially created for the Hungarian days. We will give once again an insight into the curious history of postal stamps. After the exhibition opening the children will have an opportunity to create their own stamp using their favorit cartoon heros, animals or something else for inspiration. The opening event will take place in the Riga Central Library, 4 October at 16:00. Exhibition will be open until 31 October.

For the young generation we bring the drawing exhibition “Everyone can draw” by two young Hungarian artists – Zsófi Barabás and Zsuzsa Moizer to the National Library of Latvia. On the opening day, 6 October at 13:00, we will also organize a workshop for kids under the supervision of the artists. If you think you cannot draw, just wait till you see the exhibition and you will start drawing!

Hungarian days cannot be without an interesting exhibition at the Riga Art Nouveau Museum. This year we bring the magnificient reviving glass and mosaic art by Miksa Róth – in pictures. From the end of the 1890’s, Miksa Róth was the first artist in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to adopt the new type of glass invented by L.C.Tiffany, a material he utilised with great originality while also introducing mosaics to Hungary. The exhibition “Colour drenched sunshine” will be open from 11 October to 2 December.

Science and innovation form a bridge into the future connecting generations and nations. Hungary continues to add its own building blocks to this bridge in the 21st century. The travelling exhibition entitled “Shaping Hungary: Design in the 21st Century” presents the ideas and projects of young Hungarian designers, inventors and engineers of today with the help of a few works of varying scales, confirming that they are worthy successors to the 20th-century generation that laid the foundations of Hungarian creative industries. The National Library of Latvia will host us until 14 November. The opening will be on 17 October, at 18:00.

The Embassy of Hungary is honoured to bring to Latvia the celebrated Hungarian piano artist, Mr György Oravecz  who will perform on 23 October at the Latvian Music Academy. With this performance we will commemorate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight and we also wish to contribute to Latvia’s Centenary. The repertoire of his will embrace famous Hungarian music.

As always, it is a great pleasure to work together with our Latvian partners and we are very grateful to all of them for their openness and contribution to the Hungarian Days 2018. Special thanks goes to Latvian Museum of War, Riga Art Nouveau Museum, National Library of Latvia, Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, Riga Library, LIVE RIGA, Riga City Council’s Education, Culture and Sports Department and Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars.


The Embassy would like to thank also our Hungarian partners – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Defence, Hungarian Stamp Museum, Hungarian Academy of Arts.


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