Endre Ady Mihály Babits

The death centenary of Hungarian poet and journalist Endre Ady is commemorated with various cultural events in Hungary this weekend.

To honour the anniversary, public Kossuth Radio and public television M5 will broadcast poems by Ady, as well as a commemorative show. The M5 channel has called a special competition, seeking viewers’ contributions presenting their personal impressions of Ady’s poetry in a piece of written work, photo or video.

The Hungarian Academy of Arts (MMA) will hold a memorial evening on Sunday and the Petőfi Museum of Literature (PIM) has organised an exhibition, a concert as well as other events.

On Saturday afternoon, a literary walk will be held, starting from the museum and guiding participants along the capital’s “Ady memorial sites” such as cafes, editorial offices and his homes.

A commemoration will also be held at the poet’s tomb, organised by the National Heritage Institute and the PIM.

Ady died on January 27, 1919.

Featured image: Wiki Commons By Székely Aladár – NyugatInfoPic,

Source: MTI

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