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Colors of Debrecen - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The Great Church Locals are distinguished by a contagious vitality and a positive vision of life. They attach great importance to spiritual values and have their unique romanticism. These people are proud of their culture but do not tolerate any criticism and can be greatly offended by any dismissive gesture. National music and dances are quite distinctive and original, no celebration is complete without bright musical performances. Hot gypsy motifs, bright costumes and artistry of performers make each show simply inimitable.
1. The most favorable time for vacations is the period from May to September. In the autumn, a recreation program can be ruined by heavy rains. A special microclimate is maintained on the … Open
It should be noted that national dances are becoming increasingly popular in many European dance schools. Throughout the year, Debrecen hosts a lot of interesting theater, music and dance carnivals, which traditionally attract a huge number of foreign tourists.
Another bright national feature is the bathing culture. According to scientists, the heyday of this culture fell on the days of the Roman Empire, as evidenced by archaeological finds. Later it was also contributed by Turks, so today Debrecen boasts some of the best bath complexes in Europe. Today, the city has several great balneotherapy centers. Balneotherapy remains one of the most popular types of recreation for visitors. After all, procedures offered by local complexes are not only healthy but also incredibly pleasurable. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The largest and most populous shopping center in the city is Debrecen Plaza. It includes 58 stores. Here, you can buy clothes of various styles. Specialized hat shops, stores selling glasses … Open
Vacationers can easily combine visiting local baths and complexes with participating in all kinds of cultural events. August is considered the height of Debrecen's tourist season. At this time, the city hosts the Flower Parade that is so popular among foreigners. For several days, the city plunges into the unique atmosphere of fun, everywhere you can see beautiful sculptures and natural flower compositions.
2-es fényvillamos All major events take place in the central square where interesting fairs, concerts of musical bands, special performances and games for the smallest visitors are held. No less striking event is the Hortobágy Bridge Fair which takes place in Debrecen's suburban district. It is worth noting that during public festivities tourists always feel at home, locals are always welcoming and hospitable.
Debrecen is the second largest city of Hungary in terms of population. This place has been always famous for its rebellious spirit and craving for freedom. The inhabitants of Debrecen did … Open
Another interesting festival held in the eastern capital of Hungary is called Dalidó. In general, this event opens the festival season in Debrecen, starting in the middle of January. This is an event aimed at the demonstration and preservation of local traditions. Its program includes music, dance and theatrical performances, it cannot do without local food tastings, as well as a special children's program where a playground and a puppet theater open for the smallest travelers. In addition, you can find some original souvenirs at the fair that is organized within the framework of the festival. The venue is Kölcsey Központ Debrecen.
Debrecen Hungary Arriving in Debrecen in early August, one can witness such an event as Katonazenekari fesztivál. At this time on Piac utca you can hear the sounds of fanfare and trumpets, as well as watch military parades. This is one of the most significant events in the city's festival life, and therefore such an event should not be missed. It introduces visitors to the local culture, even though participants of the festival are both local bands and guests invited from other countries. The International Nativity-Play Festival, another event introducing visitors to the local culture, takes place on the same Piac utca in mid-December. Its program includes entertainment for children, street parties, and musical performances.
For travelers who are planning to visit Debrecen with children, it is worth looking into the Hortobagy National Park. This park can be safely called one of the most entertaining places in … Open
In early August, gourmets and music lovers meet in one place - namely, in Nagyerdei Park, where the Debrecen Wine & Jazz Days is held at this time. The event has long been nicknamed “gastro-jazz”. Tasting wine and snacks while listening to wonderful music - what could be better? Probably nothing, especially if you ask those lucky ones who've already visited the festival before. In addition, all this is under the open sky, which cannot but rejoice those who prefer to spend time outdoors.
In the middle of July, such a multifaceted event as Campus Festival is held in the city. It includes musical performances and after-parties, that is, everything that is associated with student life, which means that this festival is distinguished by fun and carelessness. The fest is open-air, although there are several indoor events within its framework, the venues for which are bars and restaurants around Nagyerdei Stadion. Here you can listen to popular music, and the atmosphere reigning here is as friendly as possible. At this time of year, it's very hot in Debrecen. Fortunately, visitors will have a chance to have a refreshing drink or two. Besides a musical program, the audience is offered colorful shows and meet-and-greets with eminent performers.
In the national cuisine, one can trace very bright oriental features, the best confirmation of which is the abundance of meat dishes. They are mostly prepared from pork, generously flavored … Open
Performances at the Nagyerdei Open Air taking place in Nagyerdei Park in early May attracts many people wishing to watch colorful theatrical performances under the starry sky. In addition to theatricals, spectators are provided with the opportunity to enjoy opera, music, movies. Another theater event held in Hungary's eastern capital is called "Deszka" Festival. It is held at the end of March in Csokonai Színház. This is one of the city's most significant events of its kind visited by participants from abroad and Hungary. The audience is offered a rich program - master classes, theater performances, lectures, and art exhibitions.
The beginning of July in Debrecen is marked by Béla Bartók International Choir Competition and Folklore Festival. The venue is a concert hall at Hunyadi u. 1-3. Here, as the name implies, visitors get acquainted with the multi-faceted local culture, plunge into the past eras, attend workshops, seminars, and folk art presentations. Debrecen Fall Festival is held in the same place, at Hunyadi u. 1-3, in early November, The program for those lucky ones who've decided to visit the fest is truly extensive - theatrical performances, a folk art festival, literature readings, all kinds of exhibitions. Organizers do not forget about the youngest citizens - some interesting and interactive events are prepared especially for them.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Debrecen
♥   Szent Anna székesegyház, Debrecen, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Istenszülő Oltalma Görögkatolikus főszékesegyház, Debrecen, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Istenszülő templomba vezetése Görög katolikus székesegyház, Hajdúdorog, 33.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Szent Miklós Görögkatolikus székesegyház, Nyiregyháza, 47.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Magyarok Nagyasszonya Társszékesegyház, Nyíregyháza, 47.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Görög Katolikus Lelkészi Hivatal Kegytemplom, Máriapócs, 48.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedrala romano-catolică Adormirea Maicii Domnului, Oradea, 56.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Debrecen
♥   Castle 'Episcopal palace' Oradea, 56.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Debrecen

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Debrecen. Learn the best periods to visit Debrecen to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Debrecen.
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