Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Medieval Festival in Hajduszoboszlo

On 14tlh July it is the fourt time that the Medieval Festival is organised in Hajduszoboszlo.

The aim of this event is to show the weapons of the time: what they looked like, how they were used. Naturally the warriors wear authentic clothes during the shows and there also will be a medieval market place where all kinds of things can be seen and tried:
  • you can eat food that our ancestors might have eaten
  • you can buy hand-made products
  • children can try old folk games.

 The details of the the program:

18.00 - The arrival of the participants, opening of the event
18.20 - Projectile weapons
18.35 - Medieval dances
18.45 - Archery from the time of the Conquest (our ancestors, the Magyars arrived in the land of Hungary in 896)
19.00 - Buhurt - warriors with swords take part in a joust
19.15 - Mangonel show -how this special siege-machine works
19.25 - Music by Bordósárkány band
19.45 - Siege
20.00 - Dances from the 14 th century
20.15 - Artillery demonstration
20.25 - Renaissance dances
20.35 - Infantry duels
20.55 - Music by Bordósárkány band
21.20 - Siege at dusk
21.35 - Music by Bordósárkány band
22.00 - Closing the Gates

For nice pictures and videos of the earlier Festival check out: www.medievealfestival.hu


Where can you see all these musts?
 In the parking lot behind Aldi shopping centre
47.4361,21.381884 - Hajdúszoboszló
Kabai útfél, in the direction of Tesco and Aldi

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Remembering Whitney

Hungarospa is organising a fantastic event to remember the gorgeous Whitney Houston. On 7th July famous Hungarian performers sing Whitney's songs in the open-air swimming pool.

The entrance is at the main gates from 20.30. The concert starts at 21 pm.
The tickets cost 1800 HUF.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Meeting of Hajdu Towns

It is the 17th time that the Meeting of the Hajdu Towns is organised.

It takes place on 29th June, 2012 on the Open Air Stage (9 Jozsef Attila Street, Hajduszoboszlo)

The aim of this day is to remember the ancestors of the residents of the area: the Hajdus.

Originally they were people who looked after animals but they were also good with weapons so they played a great part in protecting their lands and people.

During the days of the Meeting historical Hajdu traditions are remembered, kept alive and shown with the help of music.

The event begins on the Main Street of Hajduszoboszlo with a horse parade, then it is followed by the performances of majorette groups, choirs, brass bands, modern and folk dance groups and theater groups.

On the two-day long event apart from Hajduszoboszlo, the town of Hajdunanas and Hajduboszormeny will be represented too.

The programmes start at 7 pm 29th June. The admission is free.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Celebration of the Sun - Let's Dance Through the Night

23rd June 2012

Midsummer Night

It's been a tradition for centuries to light fires at Midsummer Night to chase away the evil with the help of the light. It is the shortest night of the year and there are fairies around and the lonely ones find love. If couples (separately one after the other or together) jump over the fire it will bring them luck. All the things done on this very day were thought to bring fertility and happiness.

The programmes in Hajduszoboszló don't go back to the pagan or Christian traditions but you can find a lot of interesting events from 8 pm.

The music is by Party Band, and the star guests are Jennifer Szirota and Erika Zoltán.
You can enjoy the show by the Majorette Team and the Copacabana Brazilian Carneval Dance Club.
Misticism is represented by Lifeforce Community: astrology, numerology, cards, love predictions, healing stones and minerals.

See you at 8 on Saturday!!
The programmes are free of charge.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The programmes of the long weekend of 15-18th March

15th March is a holiday in Hungary because we remember the people of 15th March 1848, who started a revolution and war of independence agains the Habsburg dinasty.

Nowadays people don't work on this day, and as this year  it is a Thursday there is a mix in the working days, and we have a four-day-long weekend.

It's a good chance for the families to have a rest and Hajduszoboszlo is waiting for the visitors. There are special offers at the accomodations, and at the Hungarospa complex.

The progammes in Hajduszoboszlo:

 Wednesday 14th March -

10 am. - 'The Youth of March" - remembering of the heroes of 1848-49 in the Aqua Palace, Hungarospa complex,
7 pm - "Hot Blood" - a concert by Attila Dolhai and the Gypsyland band in the Community House and Library

Thursday 15th March -

5 pm - opening of the exhibition of István Tamus in the Community House and Library
6 pm - 'Spring Melodies" - classical music concert in the Community House and Library

Friday 16ht March -

2 pm - clown show in the Aqua-Palace, Hungarospa complex
7 pm - "Köszönj vissza szerelem' a romantic comedy in the Community House and Library
9 pm - "Bubble Party" - night bathing in the Aqua-Palace, Hungarospa complex

Saturday 17th March -

3 pm - "Mini Miki Party" - for the kids in the Aqua-Palace, Hungarospa complex
4 pm - "Peti the Magician Show" - for the kids in Aqua-Palace, Hungarospa complex
5 pm - Carmen Tse World Champion Street Dance Show, and birthday cake eating in the Snack bar of Aqua-Palace Surfing Buiilding
9 pm - "Wiches and Magicians Fashion Show" and night bathing in the Aqua-Palace, Hungarospa complex

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spring programmes in the area

"Spring in Hortobágy" 

is the name of this programme series which takes place between  15th and 18th March in Hortobágy.
The programmes include: 
  • looking for stork eggs - for extra prizes
  • old folk games
  • caressing animals like baal-lams and goat kids
  • sale of stroks
  • carriage driving in the plain and horse show
  • feeding wounded storks
Special offer for the long weekend of 15-18th March:
You can visit the Hortobagy Museums and both Zoos with one ticket.

Days of French Films in the Apollo Cinema in Debrecen


Thursday 15th March

6 pm - Polisse (18+) – a French drama
Directed by : Maïwenn Le Besco
Starring: Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs  
8 pm -Illegal – a  Belgan drama
Directed by : Olivier Masset-Depasse
Starring : Anne Coesens, Esse Lawson

Friday 16th March

6 pm -Un Heureux évènement – a French comedy
Directed by: Rémi Bezançon
Starring: Louise Bourgoin, Pio Marmai
8 pm  - Kapás van! – a French comedy
Directed: Pascal Rabaté
Starring: Daniel Prévost, Philippe Nahon

Saturday 17th March 

 6 pm -L’Apollonide (18+) – a French drama
Directed by: Bertrand Bonello
Starring: Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca
 8 pm - És most merre? – a French-Libanese-Egyptian-Italian film.
Directed by: Nadine Labaki
Starring: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Leyla Hakim

 Sunday 18th March 

6 pm - a surprise film
8 pm - A tündér – a French-Belgan drama.
Directed by:Bruno Romy, Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel
Starromg: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon

The films can be seen in the Apollo Cinema, 1 Miklós utca  Debrecen
The tickets are 750 Ft.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bubble Party on 2nd March

If you are in town don't miss the above mentioned event.
On Friday 2nd March there is a party at Hungarospa.
It starts at 9 pm in the Cave Bath.
The music is by DJ Pufi.
Come, and be part of it!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The History of Hajduszoboszlo

The history of Hajduszoboszlo goes back to the period when our ancerstors, the Magyars arrived in the Carpathian Basin at the end of the 9th century. Although we lack the archeological artifacts it can be taken for sure that the arriving tribes settled in this fertile land due to the positive characteristics of the area.
The town was first referred to in writing in 1075, in the time of I Géza, when he defined the amount of money the market place Szoboszlóvásár had to pay as a tax.

The area of Hajduszoboszlo used to belong to the Debreczeni family. Other lords of the town included the famous Hunyadi János - the winning hero at Nandorfejervar, and his wife Szilágyi Erzsébet. Later the Turkish troops occupied and distroyed in the town in 1552 and the Cremean Tatars finished the killings off in 1594.

The area did not remain uninhabited for a long time because at the beginning of the 17th century 700 hajdus (special armed cowboys) were settled and the town soon started to develop. It was granted the right to have a market and other priviledges. But before it would have regained its greatness the black series started again with the war of independence led by II Rákóczi Ferenc.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The History of Hajduszoboszlo - Gastronomy

Bika étterem - Resturant to the Bull

In 1857 the first train arrived at the Hajduszoboszlo Railway Station and with it a new period began in the life of the town. The locals watched the iron machine and the new people coming to the town in admiration.
The increased flow of visitors made the magistrates consider building  new public houses that can satisfy the freshly emerging needs. 
By 1860 it was clear that a high quality building was badly needed where the prominent official guests to the town could be accommodated and entertained. The construction was started and soon a modern building was erected, which gained its present form in 1871. Contrary to its name - the Little Bull - it was the third largest house in Hajduszoboszlo following the Council House and the Reformed School. It differed from the old, existing buildings in size, appearance and quality. On the ground floor there were shops and a taproom and upstairs the guest rooms and an enormous restaurant. It was not only a hotel and a restaurant but a community centre too, where balls, theatrical preformances and other events of cultural importance took place.

Nowadays it is called the Nelson, named after the famous admiral. It is a resturant and a confectionery. The restaurant is designed in the style of the dock of Lord Nelsons battleship. The confecionery looks like the admiral's apartment might have been. Here you can choose from more than 60 different cakes, coffe and icecream specialities.
The unique surroundings and the delicious food makes it worth to visit this fantastic place in the middle of Hajduszoboszlo in Hősök tere.It is open every day from 7am to midnight.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Day of the Hungarian Culture

We have been celebrating the Hungarian Culture on 22nd January since 1989 in order to remember that according to the manuscript Ferenc Kölcsey the famous poet finished writing the National Athemn of Hungary on this very day in 1823.
The anniversary is celebrated nationwide. On this day there is a special attention paid to our traditions, the roots of the Magyars, who have been around at least 1100 years in the Carpathian Basin. It is a good time to enhance the national consciousness in the people of Hungary, to show off and hand on the knowledge and inheritance of our ancestors to our children. It is a day with various cultural events all around the country and awarding prizes to artists, teachers and ohers who have done a lot to achive these objects.
In Hajduszoboszlo the programmes are organised in the above mentioned sprit too. They include two performances in Kovács Máté Community Centre (Szilfákalja út 2) At 10 am the puppet version of the tale of  Cinerella is on, and in the evening from 18 pm there is a music and literature programme.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

To the Attention of our Slovakian Readers

One of the biggest and most prominent tourism shows of Slovakia the ITF Slovakiatour is organised in Bratislava between 19th-22nd January 2012. It enables the professionals and the everyday visitors to have a comprehensive insight into travel and vacation in and outside Slovakia. You can see the offers of domestic and foreing travel agencies and tourist boards.

Apart from about 400 other exhibitors the town of Hajduszoboszlo will aslo be present at the fair represented by TDM. We will have a 100 square-meter stand where you can learn about the town's most popular sight the Hungarospa Complex as well as accommodation and other places of interest. So why not make use of the special offers and book your holiday for 2012!
See you in Hajduszoboszlo soon...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The five-Star Hungarospa Bathing Complex expects you even in January

The Hungarospa Bathing Complex was awarded 5-Star Qualificated Adventure Bath last month. With this acknowledgement the Hajduszoboszlo Bathing Complex is the first one in Hungary that has gained the recognition of the most renowned technical board, the Hungarian Spa and Bathing Association.

Now you can enjoy the services of the best Hungarian Adventure Bath at a discount rate! Try the water palace, with the tematic pools of the Roman Bath, the Ganges Pool, the Tropical Bath and so on. Strenghten your immunie system in the different sauna cabins free of charge so that you don't get ill in the freezing January weather. Get into shape with the help of the spinning or kangoo sessions or help yourself to a treat on the massage-table. 
 In the period between 09 January and 09-March 2012 the Hungarospa has special offers to the visitors of the Bathing Complex:
  • The entrance ticket to the covered areas entitles you to use the Sauna World free of charge!
  • Baby swimming lessons, and baby massage are 20% off the regular price!
  • And the allowance for the regulars is doubled, which means that they can enjoy the faboulous Hungarospa Complex 20% cheaper!