Invitation: St. George's Day Event in Budapest Supporting UNICEF, Wednesday 24 April

  • 28 Feb 2024 2:45 PM
Invitation: St. George's Day Event in Budapest Supporting UNICEF, Wednesday 24 April
You’re warmly invited to meet up with the English speaking community on this special occasion - held at the mega Premium Section of Etele Cinema - for an evening full of excellent entertainment, social networking and free-flowing refreshments.

You'll be in good company with friendly expats & cosmopolitan locals from Hungary’s business, diplomatic & cultural circles at this popular annual gathering to mark the Patron Saint of England, AKA Szent György.

Every nationality is welcome for a red carpet reception featuring Fine Wine Tasting, Super Street-Food, ‘Back to Black’ Film Screening, and a musical Afterparty with an expat DJ playing English hits, plus an amazing prize auction will help UNICEF Hungary.

* Limited availability, it's best to get yours now.

Free-Flowing Drinks

* English Whisky & Gin by Cotswolds + WhiskyNET,
* Sparkling Wine Selection by Bortodoor,
* Cider & Beer by James Joyce Budapest,
* Fruity Local Pálinka from Márkházi,
* Aperol Spritz Specials by Dunapro,
* Selection of Coke products, 
* Costa Coffee.

International Buffet Includes

* Tarragon & Turkey Ragout Soup, Mushroom Cream Soup, Meatballs & Mash + Brown Sauce,
* Pasta with Bolognese Sauce, or Bell Pepper Ragout with Chicken, or Wild Mushroom Sauce,
* Pizza Varieties, Burrito + Guacamole, Salad Bar - all the above by Etele Cinema Premium,
* Chicken / Paneer Tikka Masala, Jeera Rice + Malabar Paratha - by Bombay Indian Restaurant,
* Kebabs + Hummus, Muhammara and Baba Ghannouj - by Leila’s Authentic Lebanese Cuisine,
* 'Guilt-Free Sweets' by Zsolnay Café in Radisson Blu Beke Hotel,
* Selection of special Ice Cream Treats - by Cloud9,
* Cinema snacks - by Etele Cinema Premium.

Wine & Cheese Selection

* Fine wine tasting featuring Dúzsi Tamás Winery from Szekszárd, Gilvesy from Szent-György Hill, Hilltop from Neszmély, Pajzos Tokaj from Tokaj, Polgár Family Winery from Villány, Szeremley Wine House from Badacsony.

* English & Local Cheese Nibbles served with Fresh Fruit & Nuts - by Tesco.

Program Highlights

1. Warm Welcome from Master of Ceremonies Peter Linka, including a short yet powerful Shakespeare Recital - as St. George's Day in England is the birthday of William Shakespeare.

2. Back to BlackFilm celebrating of the most iconic English female musician of the 21st century, honouring Amy Winehouse's artistry, wit, and honesty - Her music. Her life. Her legacy.

Shown in the superb surroundings of the Etele Cinema Premium rooms, where you can enjoy the movie from super-comfortable and adjustable luxury reclining armchairs.

3. DJ Woods will start out with an intro to English classical music (Elgar, Purcell, Handel), and after the film he'll spin English soul, pop and rock hits during the afterparty.

Guests of Honour Include

* Paul Fox, UK Ambassador to Hungary
Ragnar Almqvist, Irish Ambassador to Hungary
Antónia Mészáros, Executive Director, UNICEF Hungary
* Georgina Szilágyi, Country Director, British Council Hungary

Feedback from UK Ambassador Fox 

“I was delighted to attend the St George’s Day celebration in Budapest in previous years, and I am grateful to for organising these events.”

* Limited availability, it's best to get yours now.

Ticket Types

1. SOLD OUT - Early-Bird Tickets: HUF 16,500 per person.
Limited Number Available, First Come First Served.
(Ticket Price Includes the Simple Pay Booking Fee & 27% VAT).

2. Advance Tickets: HUF 19,500 per person.
Limited Number Available, First Come First Served.
(Ticket Price Includes the Simple Pay Booking Fee & 27% VAT).

3. On The Spot Tickets: HUF 30,000 per person.
Reservation required, payable upon arrival.
Click here to reserve these tickets in advance.

Welcome Gifts
* Pair of cinema tickets from ETELE Cinema

* Free Membership for 1 month to Premium Service

Feedback from Ambassador of The Netherlands
“This St George’s Event is a cultural highlight in the Budapest Spring season. A rich programme filled with excellent food, drinks and lots of entertainment made for a huge fundraising effort to the benefit of UNICEF’. Much kudos to Xpatloop for organising this major event in such an impeccable manner!"

Event Sponsors

Platinum: B+N Referencia Ltd. 


DiamondBritannica International School, The British International School Budapest.

Please Consider Sponsoring
* There are various packages available to suit different sizes of company and budgets.
Click here to arrange a discussion about sponsorship opportunities.

Charity Element to Support UNICEF Hungary

* An auction hosted by TV star Zsuzsa Demcsák will help children in need via the Hungarian National Committee of UNICEF - the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Auction Prizes Include

* Special Test Drive Prize by Aston Martin Budapest (Value: Priceless!),

* VIP Package from Budapest Airport - Departures & Arrivals bud:vip services for two persons (Value HUF 340.000),

* 'Manager Health Screening' from Dr. Rose Private Hospital (Value: HUF 420,000),

* Bespoke Solo Stay Experience to 'Pause, Reconnect & Reflect': Step away from your day-to-day life for 2 evenings & 3 days this September – including: yoga, hamper, personal one-to-one session & more - at Catherine’s Vineyard, Cottages & Gardens (Value: HUF 240,000),

* Six-pack of Unicum Riserva from Sándor Zwack (value: HUF 72.000).

Event Supporters

British EmbassyBBJ, flowerMeFuncode, ProhumanS3 Entertainment Europe.

Feedback from Irish Ambassador Ronan Gargan

“St. George’s Day was a wonderful event last year, showcasing the best of what England has to offer, not least the great music that has emerged from England over the decades, which is enjoyed by legions of fans in Ireland. The night also had a very worthy cause, raising money for UNICEF. A thoroughly enjoyable evening!"

Dress Code

* Smart Casual - Guests are invited to dress up for the occasion in their fav party outfit if they wish, plus there will be a prize for the best Amy Winehouse costume.

* Tips: Wear something blue if you want to, as it was said to be St. George's favourite colour. You could also wear a red rose if you wish, as another St. George's Day tradition involves pinning a rose to your lapel - both these dress code tips are optional of course.

Photos & Video

Marco Novkov / Árpád Bakcsy / Marcus Schirrmacher / / Party Booth

Important Notes

* As photos and video will be taken at this community event, all participating guests consent to such images being taken and published by the organisers & partners for reference purposes.

* The organisers reserve the right to change the program timing and content if necessary. Tickets are not transferable and refunds are not available.

Key Details

* Age: 18+
* Location: Etele Cinema Premium Level, 1119 Budapest, Hadak útja 1.
* By joining in this elegantly relaxed and worthwhile community event you can socialise, eat, drink, network, and perhaps even dance if you want!

* Limited availability, it's best to get yours now.

Timing Summary

Registration and Cheese & Wine reception starts at 6pm featuring classical English music, Welcome address at 7pm followed by Street Food Buffet, UNICEF Auction at 8.00pm, Film screening at 8.30pm followed by AfterParty with DJ Woods until midnight.

Fun Facts

* This unifying saint was born in Turkey, and is recognised far and wide: St. George is celebrated in Ukraine and throughout Iraq and Lebanon, he even has a state holiday named after him in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and less surprisingly in Georgia’s calendar too.

* As well as England, St. George is also the patron saint of Bulgaria, Georgia, Portugal, Romania, as well as the Spanish communities of Cáceres, Alcoy, Aragon and Catalonia - see more here.

* English has 360 million native speakers, 1 billion people use it as a 2nd language, and it is the official language in 67 countries.

* Limited availability, it's best to get yours now.

Feedback from Previous Event

Benjamin Turner, Principal, The British International School Budapest: “A wonderful evening celebrating the best of English food, music and more, with the worthy cause of raising funds for UNICEF. Thank you to for putting the event together, I look forward to next year!”

Neil McGarry, Principal, Britannica International School: "It was fantastic to be one of the sponsors for this year's St George's celebration. The atmosphere was electric and I really enjoyed talking to such a wide range of international guests."

Penny Brett, Director, American International School Budapest: “Thoroughly enjoyable evening, great hospitality and company. Good to get together to support such a worthwhile initiative.” 

This international community event is presented by - Your Expat Community Portal
* You can see what happened last year here  /  and what happened in 2022 via this hyperlink

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