Festival of Folk Arts


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Buda Royal Castle

17-20. August, 2007

Every day 10am-11pm

The FESTIVAL OF FOLK ARTS the traditional meeting of folk artists will be held for the twenty first time this year around the Buda Royal Palace in the Castle. For four days the best representatives of folk crafts will show the secrets of their crafts while working in their workshops with the participation of the audience. This year the main subject is leather craft. Craftsmen, who can be seen working will include woodcarvers, mat makers, calico makers, felt makers, embroiderers, wheelwrights, rope makers, blacksmiths, potters, musical instrument makers, harness makers, weavers, lace makers, egg painters and honey cake makers. There will also be opportunity for the children to try the fundamentals of folk craft traditions. Beside the workshop presentations the craftsmen will sell their goods at a traditional fair. On the stages singers, dancers, and folk groups both from Hungary and abroad will perform. Shows, puppet theatre, children programmes and evening dance house will entertain the public. On August 20th, for the celebration of Saint Stephen’s Day, there will be a march of craftsmen and in front of the Matthias Church the Blessing of New Bread will take place. (source)

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