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May Day in Budapest

May Day in Budapest

1st of May falls on a weekend this year, so you have a plenty of exciting programs to choose from during the weekend in Budapest. Here are four programs that have been expected to be the most exciting ones.

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1. The Air & Race Car Show

The program starts at 8.00 with a race car exhibition at the Hungarian National Academy building.

The air show with the performance of Ferenc Besenyei aerobatics pilot begins at 13.45 at the Danube embankment in front of the Parliament.
After the air show the third Big Drift Race takes place at Várkert Bazár. Several Formula One drivers accepted the invitation such as Kimi Raikkönen, Jenson Button, Daniel Ricciardo, or even Daniil Kvyat.
The 4 kilometres route: Várkert Bazár – Lánchíd Street – Clark Adam Square – Chain Bridge – back to Buda embankment – Erzsébet Bridge, and then back to Várkert Bazár.
Besides international car racers, Hungarian drivers, such as Norbert Michelisz, Hungary’s No. 1 touring car racer, and Zsolt Baumgartner, former Formula One driver, are contributing to the fame of the show.

Admission: free

2. Tabán Festival

A celebration takes place with live concerts from early afternoon till late night in the Tabán area in Buda.
The Tabán Festival looks back to decades of tradition as it used to be a demonstration against the communist regime, but today it has a more relaxed atmosphere with the most popular Hungarian pop-rock bands giving concerts all afternoon.

Admission: free

3. Székely Festival in Millenáris Park

During the four days Székely festival, visitors can gain insight to Székely gastronomy and culture. Besides tasting traditional Székely dishes and delicacies, the festival also provides you with the opportunity to sing or even dance on Székely rhythms.

Admission: free

4. May Day on Margaret Island

Margaret Island is a spacious green patch at the heart of the city; a perfect place to celebrate May Day in Budapest.

based on the article nlcafe.hu
translated by Gábor Hajnal

Photo: www.szepsolymar.hu

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

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