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Kurultaj Festival Celebrates Culture and History of the Hun-Turkic-Hungarian Peoples

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The ‘Kurultaj Festival’ is traditionaly held in Hungary to celebrate the culture and history of the Hun-Turkic-Hungarian peoples.

This year the festival started on Aug. 9 and ended on Aug. 11. The Kurultaj Festival is usually held in the village of Bugac. Many festival goers wear traditional dress, and take part in such activities as horse-riding and archery. Visitors can also see various displays and exhibitions dedicated to Hungarian folklore.


Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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