Wekerle Estate is a special place in District XIX of Budapest. Although surrounded by busy roads it feels like a small town in the country. The estate bears the name of former prime minister Sándor Wekerle (lived 1848-1921), whose initiative it was.
The estate is made up of terraced and tenement houses based on the English model. It is a structure that can produce an exceptional community of neighbours. Wekerle has its own group of volunteers, the Wekerle Club, who organise several programs a year for all age groups. In spring there are Székely Gate Days and September means the Wekerle Days, which attract many foreign visitors each year.
This year the 23rd Wekerle Days weekend saw almost continuous rain fall on the events on Károly Kós Square. But there were still many visitors and only sports events had to be postponed to a later date.
Events included Kispest Art Primary School’s (Kispesti Alapfokú Művészeti Iskola) marching band, Éva Lóth’s photo exhibition, a Reformed Church concert with the Kálvin Choir and the choir of the Wekerle congregation, film screenings, kung-fu demonstrations and a fair selling handicrafts and sweets.
Új Bojtorján Group, Mágnes Theatre and Napraforgó Group also entertained, with local governments and religious groups having their own pavilions. Adults enjoyed a wine corner.