Danube Days was in Budapest

Danube Days was in Budapest

Diversity in Unity Project’s Danube Days activities, led by the Hungarian Cultural Centre, was in Budapest on 23-28th of September.

 

The Diversity in Unity Project brings together different activities from music, literature, to performance arts, and continues to empower the dialogue between cultures across the Danube River through organized activities.

 

The launch of the activities was held during the Gül Baba Festival, which is in its inaugural year, following the re-opening of the Gül Baba Shrine in Budapest, which was itself restored jointly by the Turkish and Hungarian governments. The event began with the speeches of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s State Secretary for Information and the International Representation of Hungary Tamás Menczer, and II. District Municipality President Zsolt Láng, and then continued with children workshops, exhibitions and concerts.

 

Moreover, The Pes Text International Literature Festival, which is on its way to becoming an important literary festival in Hungary, hosted the Danube Days between 23-28 September.

The festival brought together authors such as Tunca Çaylant, Haydar Ergülen, Gökçenur Ç., Sevgi Can Yağcı Aksel, for readings and networking activities. There was also a concert of Turkish and Balkan melodies, provided by the Bursa Ethnomusicology Association.