II. Folk Festival in Pécs

  Destination:

Hungary – Pécs

  Date:

8 – 11 June 2018

  Price:

from 99 €

Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek Mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. It is the administrative and economic centre of Baranya County. Pécs always was a multicultural city where many cultural layers are encrusted melting different values of the history of two thousand years. Hungarians, Croatians and Swabians still live in peace together in economic and cultural polarity. In 1998 Pécs was given the UNESCO prize Cities for peace for maintaining the cultures of the minorities, and also for its tolerant and helping attitude toward refugees of the Yugoslav Wars. In 2007 Pécs was third, in 2008 it was second Livable city in the category of cities between 75,000 and 200,000 inhabitants. In 2010, Pécs was selected to be the European Capital of Culture sharing the title together with Essen and Istanbul. The city’s motto is: “The Borderless City”. After receiving the title major renewal started in the city. Renewed public places, streets, squares and neighborhoods, new cultural centers, a concert hall, a new library and center and a cultural quarter were designed.

Program


8 June 2018
Arriving at the accommodation
Meeting with the organizers, and guides
Discussing the next day’s programs
Dinner
Free program
9 June 2018
After breakfast, discovering City Pécs – free program
Afternoon marching, opening ceremony, performance in the Széchenyi Square
Dinner, free program
10 June 2018
After the breakfast visiting to Harkány Thermal Spa (swimming)
Afternoon performance at the Folk Festival
Receiving the gifts and diplomas
Dinner
11 June 2018
After breakfast, departure of the participants
Additional offers that can be booked
Széchenyi square – The Mediterranean main square of Pécs, with its beautiful buildings, statues, and the biggest Ottoman Mosque of Hungary, the most popular meeting place of the citizens of Pécs.
Padlock fence – The Lovers’ Gate formed by young people in love.
Early Christian Burial Ground: Cella Septichora -The Centre introduces the most beautiful edifices of the 4th century Early Christian Burial Ground which, owing to its unique value, became part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.
St. Stephen square with the Cathedral – The thousand years old bishopry’s treasury and the biggest Hungarian crypt in one of the nicest squares of Middle East Europe.
Champagne Cellar – Exciting adventure tour in the cellar labirynth of the Champagne factory on 5 levels with torch and with tasting if you want
Mosque of Jakováli Hasszán Pasha – an active mosque with minarett
Marzipan museum – A real sweet exhibition not only for your eyes, but for your tasting as well.
TV-tower (197 m)

Further Information

Participants
Folklore groups, orchestras, music bands from all over the world
The number of the participants are not limited
No age limits
At every 25 participant 1 is gratis

Participation fee includes
Participation at the festival concerts
Accommodation in hotel (3 nights)
Half board (2 meals/day)
Diploma, gift

Participation fee does not include
Transport
Some optional programs
Insurance

Participation fee
Youth Hostel: 99 €/person (2-3-4 bedded rooms, with private bathroom)

3* Hotel: 115 €/person (triple rooms; supplement for a double room is 5 €/person/day, supplement for a single room is 12 €/person/day)

4* Hotel: 150 €/person (double rooms, supplement for a single room is 20 €/person/day)
It’s possible to prolong the stay

Application deadline: 15 December 2017


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