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<ul><li><p>1 </p><p>Hungarian Days in Riga </p><p>You are warmly invited to join us at the Hungarian Days in Riga in October 2015. The Embassy of Hungary in Latvia is launching a new annual event called Hungarian Days to be organised throughout October. The events take place the first time in 2015. The first ever Hungarian Days in Riga are going to present Hungarian culture, tradition, gastronomy and promote tourism opportunities for those who are eager to explore the best Hungary can offer. The aim is to attract broad Latvian public and show Hungary from different angles through art, music, literature, cuisine and much more. The various events are held for a wide audience, for music lovers, fans of contemporary arts, those who admire history and literatures, food and wine. Join us to enjoy different exhibitions from Hungary about Hungary </p><p> Book Exhibition from the Hungarian Literature translated into Latvian language (National Library of Latvia) </p><p> History of the Hungarian Air Force in connection with the participation of the Hungarian Military Force in the Baltic Air Policing (War Museum) </p><p> Street Posters from the time of the Budapest Art Nouveau (Jugent Museum) </p><p> Contemporary Past Jewellery exhibition (Putti Gallery) </p><p> Stones in use for something else photo exhibition Synagogues history from another view (Zanis Lipke Memorial) </p></li><li><p>2 </p><p>Join us to experience unforgettable concerts </p><p> Hungarian Traditional Folk Music, Dv Folk Music Band (Big Gilde) </p><p> Harp concert by Klra Bbel (Art Hall, Riga Bourse) Join us for a fun afternoon dedicated to children Enjoy an exciting afternoon in the National Library with fairy-tales, social games, colourings of Marite and Odzins (Berry and Dolly), the two lovely heroes of the most famous Hungarian children book written by Erika Bartos. Join us to learn a few Hungarian We are offering free courses for those who are interested in getting familiar with the basics of the Hungarian language in a friendly atmosphere where a glass of wine could help your motivation. Join us to have a taste of Hungarian delights Hungarian Days would not be completed without Hungarian food and wine. Some of the great restaurants and wine bars of Riga, like Muusu, Garage, Renomm of the Gallery Park Hotel, Vieta Bar, Hungaricum Shop are going to serve Hungarian dishes and organise Hungarian wine tastings throughout the month of October. Lszl Ruprecht, Master Chef from Hungary is going to lead a Master Class for restaurants in Latvia (upon invitation). Join us for a work-shop on travel opportunities in Hungary (for tour operators only) The workshop is going to be organised together with the Hungarian Tourism Ltd. for Latvian travel agencies in order to learn the best Hungary can offer for Latvian customers. We are grateful to all our Latvian partners for their openness and contribution to the events: National Library of Latvia, War Museum of Riga, Art Nouveau Museum, Bourse Museum, Zanis Lipke Memorial, Putti Gallery, Gemoss, Gallery Park Hotel, Muusu restaurants, Garage restaurant of Bergs Bazar, Vieta Wine Bar, Hungaricum Shop, and Jewish Community in Latvia. For further and more detailed program follow us on Facebook, contact the Embassy, or follow the website or Facebook of our Latvian partners. We hope to expand the scope of the events and cooperate with many other cities and regions in Latvia during the upcoming years ahead. </p></li><li><p>3 </p></li><li><p>4 </p><p>Short description of the events of the Hungarian Days October 2015, Riga </p><p>Exhibitions 1. On the streets of Budapest in the Art Nouveau times Riga Art Nouveau Museum, opening of the exhibition is on 6 October 2015 at 5 pm. Street Posters from the time of the Budapest Art Nouveau Both Budapest and Riga are famous for and proud of their Art Nouveau landscape and heritage. This link between the two capitals brings the Exhibition Street Posters of Budapest from Art Nouveau time 1900-1910 to Riga. Come and admire the authentic street posters from the beginning of the 20th century and imagine yourself being a pedestrian of that time in Budapest. Opening of exhibition: on 6 October 2015 at 5 pm. Exhibition is open: until 30 November 2015 Venue: Riga Art Nouveau Museum, Alberta iela 12. 2. Used stones, photo exhibition of Bernadett Alpern Zanis Lipke Memorial, opening of the exhibition is on 8 October 2015 at 5pm. Synagogues history from another view by photographer Bernadett Alpern The exhibition hosted by the Zanis Lipke Memorial shows photos of Bernadett Alpern, which is about synagogue buildings which due to the history of the Jews became empty and changed their function living a non-religious building. Bernadett Alpern photographer takes snaps of buildings of once busy Jewish cultural and religious lifes venue, which are still standing in the historical centers of the Europe. In 2013 she granted funding by the European Association for Jewish Culture to set out on a journey across Europe to explore and documentary synagogue buildings, the stones that are in use for another purpose. This is how the exhibition was born. </p></li><li><p>5 </p><p>This set of pictures underline our obligation to remember and commemorate the past. The exhibitions is also devoted to the current chairmanship of Hungary to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Opening of exhibition: 8 October 2015. 5pm Exhibition is open: until 8 November 2015 Venue: Zanis Lipke Memorial (Mazais Balasta Dambis 8) 3. History of the Hungarian Air Force Latvian War Museum, opening of the exhibition is on 6 October 2015 at 2 pm. History of the Hungarian Air Force in connection with the participation of the Hungarian Military Force in the Baltic Air Policing. </p><p>Hungary takes on the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission from September to December 2015 contributing to the security of the Baltic countries. To support this mission with a cultural tone, the Budapest Military History Museum created an exhibition on the history of the Hungarian military aviation and the Hungarian Air Forces. This exhibition is to be presented in the War Museum of Riga from 6 to 30 October 2015. </p><p>Opening of the exhibition: 13 October 2015 at 2 pm. Venue: War Museum (Smilsu iela 20) Exhibition is open until: 2 November 2015 4. Contemporary Past, jewellery exhibition Art Gallery Putti, opening on 15 October 2015 at 6 pm. (upon invitation) </p><p>Jewellery design means the interpretation of todays world The Embassy of Hungary in cooperation with Art Gallery Putti presents contemporary and conceptual jewellery exhibition of well-known Hungarian jewellery designers, Rka Lrincz and Flra Vgi. The interested Latvian public has the possibility to discover a </p><p>unique jewellery design and meet the young talents from Budapest in Gallery Putti. Exhibition is open from 16 October </p></li><li><p>6 </p><p>to 30 October 30, 2015. Come by and surprise yourself or your beloved. (, Opening of exhibition: 15 October 2015 at 6 pm. (upon invitation) Exhibition is open: until 30 October 2015 Venue: Art Gallery Putti, Mrstau iela 16. 5. Meet and play with Marite and Odzins (Dolly and Berry) National Library of Latvia, on 17 October 2015 at 1 pm. Afternoon entertaining for the whole family </p><p> Fairy-tales and story-telling, activities for families and kids with Marite and Odzins, the lovely heroes of the Hungarian kids book written by Erika Bartos and translated by Elga Sakse in the Latvian National Library. The popular Hungarian fairy tale has been already published in several languages and now the first editions are also available in Latvian. At the afternoon activities in the Children Section of the National Library children have the opportunity to listen to fairy-tales, </p><p>play with social games and enjoy colouring with the heroes. Marite and Odzins are waiting for you playing and having fun together (little prices for every children are offered by the Embassy of Hungary). Recommended to kids until 8 years, but others are also welcomed. Time: on 17 October 2015 at 1 pm. Venue: Latvian National Library, Children Section </p><p>Mukusala iela 3. </p><p>6. Literature, a great bridge between cultures National Library of Latvia, opening on 28 October 2015 at 5 pm. </p><p>Book Exhibition from the Hungarian Literature translated into Latvian language. The Latvian National Library hosts the book exhibition of the Hungarian literature translated by the phenomenal Elga Sakse from Hungarian into Latvian. Elga Sakse devoted her work to translate Hungarian books and theatre pieces into Latvian. Upon today she has translated more than 60 books. Thanks to her Latvian readers have the possibility </p><p></p></li><li><p>7 </p><p>to discover the best of the Hungarian literature. Elga Sakse received several Hungarian Prizes and she holds two State Decorations awarded by the President of Hungary. The latest was given in August 2015 to honour her dedication to be the unique bridge between the two cultures and celebrate her 85th birthday. The exhibition in the National Library of Latvia honours the work and life achievements of Elga Sakse. Opening ceremony of the book exhibition and the public talks with Mrs. Elga Sakse moderated by Liega Piesina held on 28 October 2015. Book exhibition is open from 28 October 2015 to 29 November 2015. Opening of the exhibition: 28 October 2015 at 5 pm. Venue: Latvian National Library The exhibition is open: until 29 November 2015 Public talks with and about Elga Sakse: 28 October 2015 at 6 pm. Moderator: Ms Liega Piesina (Latvian Radio) Venue: Latvian National Library (Mukusala iela 3) </p><p>Concerts 1. Sound of the harp, Concert by Klra Bbel harp artist Art Museum Riga Bourse, on 20 October 2015 at 7 pm. </p><p> Harp is both a sensual and an extraordinary instrument. Klra Bbel is a talented young harp artist, member of the Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra. Her wide repertoire ranges from Albeniz to Bach, from Godefroid to Hndel and from Ravel to Mozart. She translates Hungarian composers such as Lehr and Bartk to the beauty of harp. This evening could be described as a unique concert at a unique venue. The Art Gallery of the Bourse Museum creates a special acoustic </p><p>experience you should not miss. ( Time: 20 October 2015 at 7 pm. Venue: Art Hall, Riga Bourse/Birza Museum, Dom square 6 Tickets are available in the Bourse Museum. </p><p></p></li><li><p>8 </p><p>2. Hungarian Dances Ala Folk Pub, on 26 October 2015 at 9 pm. Wonderful Hungarian music and amazing dances. Come and join us for the exceptional opportunity. Folk music and folk dances. Time: 26 October 2015 at 9 pm. Venue: Ala Folk Pub, Peldu street 19. 3. Passion in the folk music, Concert of the Dv Hungarian Folk Music Band Great Guild, on 27 October 2015 at 6 pm. The Embassy of Hungary is proud to bring to Latvia the famous Hungarian folk music band, Dv. This concert is the special highlight of the Hungarian Days and first ever such concert in Latvia. The traditional and energetic Hungarian folk music played by Dv is a great example of the rich musical heritage Hungary has. The Dv is one of the long established folk music bands in Hungary. It was created in 1979 and plays in the current composition from 2008. Their clear mission is to spread the unique Hungarian folk music across the world. They are invited every year to perform and teach in the United States of America. Their concerts have great success in many countries in and out of Europe. As music teachers they are firmly engaged to pass on the traditional music heritage and folk culture for the younger generations. At their annual music camps in Hungary the big number of participants can be part of the miracle of the music. ( The concert in the Great Guild on 27 October 2015 at 6 pm. is also the Hungarian National Day celebration in Latvia (23rd October 1956). It is a free of charge concert. Please contact the ticket office of the Great Guild from the beginning of September. Time: 27 October 2015 at 6 pm. Venue: Great Guild, (Amatu iela 6) Tickets are available free of charge in the Great Guild. </p><p>Gastronomy </p></li><li><p>9 </p><p> Hungarian tastes not only for gourmands Hungarian Days would not be completed without Hungarian food and wine. First what people think hearing about Hungarian cuisine is gulys, lecs, red paprika and spicy. But there is much more about our cuisine. </p><p>With the cooperation of our partners we are going to have food and wine events for professionals and for everybody interested in our cuisine. 1. For professionals, i.e. chefs of some Latvian restaurants a Special Chefs Master Class is organised on 30 September 2015, where the Chef and gastro-advisor of the Hungarian diplomacy, </p><p>the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary is advising how to prepare traditional Hungarian dishes in a traditional way and meeting the expectations of the modern cuisine. Participation of chefs upon invitation. 2. For our partners facilitating and contributing to the Hungarian Days events the Embassy of Hungary is delighted to organise a gulys-party, an informal and pleasant evening with the traditional Hungarian soup cooked outside at open fire. The evening is sugared with nice Hungarian wine, the unique Hungarian chimney cake (krts-kalcs) and the excellent music and voice of talented Latvian Elza Rozentle. 3. For everybody who are interested during the Hungarian days of October some restaurants in Riga are offering special menu with Hungarian dishes: Muusu restaurant, Garage of the Berg Bazar, Renomm are our partners. Lets enjoy what excellent Latvian chefs prepare for us. Ask for a Hungarian menu in our partner restaurants and have a glass of excellent Hungarian wine as compliment of the Embassy of Hungary. Cheers! BTW, did you know that the real Hungarian gulys, as we eat is a soup and not a stew? And are you aware that gulys means the Hungarian cow boy , as it was the food of cow boys, prepared at open fire while following the animals on the puszta? Visit our partner restaurants : </p></li><li><p>10 </p><p>1-31 October 2015: Renomm, restaurant of the Gallery Park Hotel, Riga, K. Valdemra iela 7. 5-11 October 2015: MUUSU Riga,Skru iela 6. 12-16 October 2015: Garage Riga, Elizabetes iela 83/85. 19-24 october 2015: Wine bar Vieta Riga , Kr. Valdemra iela 61. 12-23 October 2015: Speak, eat, drink Hungaricum Shop Riga ertrdes iela 5A, entrance from Skolas ielas Taste of Hungarian wines right next to you Wine tasting is a wonderful experience for all we need. </p><p>1. Special Hungarian wine tastings are offered by Vieta Wine Bar and Hungaricum Shop, follow their facebook pages and web-sites. </p><p> Hungarian wine has a history dating back to the Romans. Outside of Hungary the best known wines are the white dessert wines of Tokaj, which was called by XV. Louis the queen of wines and the wine of the kings, and the red dry Bulls Blood. In the last 25 years Hungarian wine production gained back its glory and on...</p></li></ul>