‘Let’s build bridges’: Hungarians send heartfelt video message to Wales

Hungarians from all walks of life have come together to send a powerful ‘love letter’ to Wales, the country they all feel attached to. The trilingual video, produced by Welsh-Hungarian cultural initiative Magyar Cymru, features residents from Hungary’s ‘Welshest village’, opera and folk singers, educators, as well as Hungarians from Cardiff to Caernarfon who embraceContinue reading “‘Let’s build bridges’: Hungarians send heartfelt video message to Wales”

Welsh place names a hit in Hungary as cities get a Welsh rebrand

The new Welsh names of Hungary’s cities took the Hungarian media by storm after a Welsh-language map of the country emerged on social media. Leading Hungarian news portal Index.hu referred to the translations as ‘beautiful’, while news outlets across the country introduced their cities’ new Welsh names with pride. The map was published by Welsh-HungarianContinue reading “Welsh place names a hit in Hungary as cities get a Welsh rebrand”

Budapest tourists in awe after hearing ‘Calon Lân’ performed in Hungarian

A group of tourists in Budapest, Hungary, were left in awe on Saturday evening when folk singer Andrea Gerák surprised them with a Hungarian rendition of ‘Calon Lân’ in honour of St David’s Day. Admiring the view from the city’s iconic Fisherman’s Bastion, Ms. Gerák performed the first part of the song in Hungarian, before she switched to WelshContinue reading “Budapest tourists in awe after hearing ‘Calon Lân’ performed in Hungarian”

4th Welsh-Hungarian Concert in Cardiff – when and where?

It’s that time of year again! In just over two weeks, Welsh and Hungarian families will come together to build bridges between the two cultures, at the 4th annual Welsh-Hungarian Concert & Folk Dance Event in Cardiff. And with such an impressive line-up of performers, it’s not one to miss! Held in the Urdd HallContinue reading “4th Welsh-Hungarian Concert in Cardiff – when and where?”

Budapest café goes Welsh for a day

A popular café in central Budapest, Hungary, surprised guests with a new name, Welsh pop music and a bilingual drinks menu on Friday 7th February 2020. The special night marked the fifth annual Dydd Miwsig Cymru (Welsh Language Music Day), which honours all forms of Welsh language music – indie, rock, punk, funk, folk, electronica,Continue reading “Budapest café goes Welsh for a day”

Hungary’s “Welshest village” hosts Christmas concert with a Welsh twist

The popular Welsh-Hungarian concert series has returned to the remote village of Kunágota in southern Hungary, where Hungarian artists performed a Christmas special featuring traditional songs from both cultures. Branded the “Welshest village” in Hungary, the idyllic settlement of about 2,500 inhabitants has a strong connection to Welsh music and traditions, despite the fact thatContinue reading “Hungary’s “Welshest village” hosts Christmas concert with a Welsh twist”

Welsh-Hungarian Advent Concert in Kunágota!

This Sunday, the popular Welsh-Hungarian concert series will return to the idyllic village of Kunágota in southern Hungary, where Hungarian artists will perform a Christmas special featuring traditional songs from both cultures. Branded the “Welshest” village in Hungary, the Békés County village of about 2,500 inhabitants will now host its first Welsh-Hungarian Advent Concert, featuringContinue reading “Welsh-Hungarian Advent Concert in Kunágota!”

Wales vs Hungary? Here are five things we can celebrate together…

Tomorrow night, Wales takes on Hungary for the historic Euro 2020 qualifier we’ve all been waiting for. While you probably know a thing or two about our rivals, there are a few common traits between our two nations that might take you by surprise!

No matter the result, here are five things we can celebrate together with our Hungarian friends, with a nod to our common interests and the quirky things that bring us closer than ever on this exciting day.

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