A series of programs entitled ‘The Spirit of Hungaricum” invites visitors to Gerbeaud House during the Christmas Fair at Vörösmarty tér, which was chosen the most beautiful Christmas Fair in Europe.
Designed to attract both Hungarians and foreigners, the program is jointly organized by the Estrade Theatre, the Icon Production Society, the Herendi Porcelain Manufactory and Gerbeaud House, in order to introduce the creative philosophy behind Hungaricums. Accompanied by a number of daily cultural activities, such as concerts and family programs, a china exhibition with hundreds of Herend Porcelain artifacts will be on display every day between 10.00 AM and10.00 PM. This exhibit presents a unique collection called ‘Best of Herend’ that the public has never seen before. It includes rarities such as perfect porcelain replicas of the Holy Crown of Hungary and a statue of St. Stephen, the first king of Hungary.
Kossuth-prize winner Imre Schrammel’s one-meter-tall porcelain statues from his Carnival series are also on display, as well as two highly innovative china pieces – a dragon and a prancing horse – that are covered in platinum and look like as if they are made of metal. Visitors may learn about platinum ornaments and traditional Herend patterns such as the Apponyi, Victoria and Vienna Rose during a number of presentations held on a regular basis at Gerbaud House. For a complete experience, music and dance performances will be staged at the Hungaricum Podium every night between 6.00 PM and 10.00 PM. The colorful repertoire includes jazz by Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Mihály Borbély, Mihály Dresch and Miklós Lukács, in addition to opera pieces and classical music concerts. The “Jávor Pál” National Gipsy Band will also perform as well as Zsuzsa Kalocsai, Károly Peller and Szilvi Szendi from the Budapest Operetta Theatre.
Source: Best of Budapest