International Workers' Day Celebrated In Hungary On 1 May

  • 30 Apr 2024 3:33 PM
International Workers' Day Celebrated In Hungary On 1 May
International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labour movement. May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated officially in many other countries, including Hungary.

The countries of the EU are represented with special programmes, bridges are decorated and exhibitions are held.

Labour Day coincides with May Day (Majális) - many attend outdoor festivities in public parks.

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Organisers are preparing numerous family, cultural, music and light art programs in several spots of Budapest - the series of programs will run from Városháza park, Károly körút and Szabadság híd all the way to Móricz Zsigmond körtér!

In Városháza park, an unadulterated majális atmosphere awaits young and old alike. Here, we are preparing all-day free programs, there will be a dance performance, gastronomic specialties, but the children will not be left out of the fun either: a fairy tale concert, a carousel, a recycled playground, and of course the eternal classic face painting and glitter tattoos await them.

In the place of the former parking lot, there will be a cool pop-up park, where you can listen to the 20 greatest hits of the past 20 years from the outstanding performers of Hungary's musical life, up to a super concert.

Between 3 - 5 May the Szabadság bridge is taken over by pedestrians, and city dwellers who are resting, talking and dancing, just like in the previous Szabihidas summers. There will be a folk music concert, DJs, a puppet show, yoga, street circus and of course the unmissable picnic atmosphere.

Those who are attracted by special light experiences should visit Fővám Square, where on May 4-5, for two evenings, a spectacular building projection awaits passers-by on the facade of the market hall. In addition to being breathtaking, the screening also shows the cultural diversity of the European Union. Its main topics will be peace, culture, environmental protection, mobility, the future, developments, technology and growth.

The Kígyó utca underpass also becomes an immersive sanctuary of sound and light for a while, Cinema Mystica transforms the ordinary space into a digital art space with lasers, smart lights, loudspeakers and mystical fog. The Light Art Museum will also move into the City Hall Désuzdvara with an unusual light art installation.

Detailed program - in Hungarian - available here

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