If an Airbus loaded with Hungarian children were to plough into the ground, killing all aboard, it would be a tragedy of epic and unprecedented proportions. The national grief and mourning would upstage even the most outrageous, front-page-seeking charade du jour. Political differences, bickering, squabbling and posturing would fall by the wayside and the nation would be united in sorrow, yet again. As if Hungary has not seen enough sorrow.
The 10:10 Hungary organisation will join an international action day on Sunday 10 October as part of a global campaign led by 350.org to cut global carbon emissions by 10 per cent a year, starting in 2010. In 150 countries around the world from Albania to the USA, schools, businesses, organisations and individuals will participate in actions to raise awareness about climate change.
The Ultrahang (“Ultrasound”) Festival at the Merlin Theatre from Wednesday to Sunday promises fresh and experimental music. More than 40 artists and bands from 20 countries will play from the afternoon to the early hours.
After a 50-year break the Óbuda Synagogue is operating again as the 23rd synagogue of the capital. In the 1960s when we moved to Budapest from the countryside my mother said once that she would go to the Óbuda synagogue for a memorial service.
What do goulash, pasta, curry and strudel have in common? As country-specific gastronomic specialities they will all feature at this year’s International Food Festival. Guests can savour Italian, Egyptian, North American, German, Indian, Malaysian and Turkish dishes at the German School on Saturday, 24 April, and at the same time get nutrition to children in need.
American International School of Budapest’s International Festival. On Sunday, 28 March, The American International School of Budapest played host to its annual International Festival.Â With more than 1,500 visitors, 35 vendors, 16 performing acts and 14 country booths from all corners of the world, the event was truly an international affair.Â