Spring Festival 'Budapest’s Largest Cultural Event Series' To Be Held Online

  • 3 Mar 2021 9:34 AM
Spring Festival 'Budapest’s Largest Cultural Event Series' To Be Held Online
The Hungarian government has stopped supporting the Budapest Spring Festival, but we are organizing it online with free programming between April 9 and 18, announced Budapest Városháza (Townhall) on Facebook.

The event marks its 41st anniversary this year, and until now it has been funded by the city council and also the state, the deputy mayor responsible for culture, said at an online briefing.

Gy. Erzsébet Németh highlighted that while the 2020 festival was cancelled due to Covid, this year the festival would no longer enjoy government support for the first time yet would happen as,

"This series of cultural experiences helps those living in lockdown, continuing the tradition of the capital festival with a priceless value".

This year’s series of events will be streamed online with the aim of bringing culture “closer to the people”, all free of charge, the boss of organiser Brand Zrt, Csaba Faix, is reported as saying.

As far as the theme this year, in 20201 the festival will feature a retrospective programme from past decades mixed with new events, he added, saying the exact programme schedule will be published in the near future.

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