Three Hungarian cities, Debrecen, Győr and Veszprém have submitted bids for Europe’s 2023 Cultural Capital title.
The three cities in the east, northwest and west, respectively, were selected by a body of the European Commission in February this year based on preliminary plans for a one-year cultural programme.
Representatives of the selection committee will now visit each city and make a final decision at a session on December 13-14.
Debrecen 2023 – Flashmob
Debrecen 2023 presents: Flashmob by Hajdú Folk Dance Ensemble of Debrecen and Pendely Vocal Ensemble.
Location: downtown market hall. Debrecen, 2018
The song in English:
“On the top of tower of Ladány
A raven sits in pure black.
That raven, my love, mourns us,
They want, but they can’t, forbid us from each other.
There is a house in the Ladány village.
I’m going there, even my heart hurts.
Every time I pass by this house
Every time, my little angel, I think of you”
The song in Hungarian:
A ladányi, a ladányi torony tetejébe
Ül egy holló tiszta feketébe.
Az a holló, sej-haj babám minket gyászol,
El akarnak, de nem tudnak tiltani egymástól.
A ladányi faluvégen áll egy cserepes ház.
Abba járok, még a szívem is fáj.
Valahányszor arra megyek el előtte,
Mindannyiszor kisangyalom, te jutsz az eszembe.
Cultural Capital is a European Union initiative aimed at highlighting shared cultural characteristics across the community, while promoting cultural diversity as well as the international character of cities through culture.
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