(MTI) – A festival featuring premium products designated as Hungaricum opened in the city of Szeged, in the country’s south, on Thursday.

dsc_7336Punters are being given the chance to sample the products which are uniquely Hungarian, including gastronomic specialties and wines from the major wine regions, as well as palinka and traditional handicrafts, Lorand Istvan Szakali, state secretary of agricultural development and Hungaricums, said at the event’s opening.

Festivals organised in Hungary play an important role in the country’s tourism sector, Istvan Ujhelyi, a Socialist MEP, said at the event which is taking place for the seventh time.

Tourism and catering account for 9.9 percent of the country’s economic output, and the sectors employ 400,000 people, said Ujhelyi, a deputy president of the EP’s transport and tourism committee.

The Hungaricum list includes Csaba sausage, Pick and Herz salamis, goose liver products, Tokaji Aszu wine, Kalocsa paprika, Mako onion, acacia honey, as well as the Herend and Zsolnay porcelains, soda water, Beres dietary supplement drops and Halas lace, among many others.

Photo: hungarikum-fesztival.hu – More pictures HERE.

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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