Wow. Haven’t done this one for a while. So here come 5 of my recent favourites.
- The August 20 Fireworks!
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August 20 is St. Stephen’s day in Hungary. He was the first king of Hungary, as well as the first Hungarian saint (along with his son), canonized in 1083. He was also canonized in the Orthodox church in 2000. Several things have been celebrated on this day in the past, and since 1926 (I think) part of the celebrations included fireworks. Traditionally the great fireworks display of the year is over the Danube, and it lasts about 30 minutes. In recent years special music is written to accompany the display, and this year I really liked it! The television broadcast can be seen here. We watched it from one of the hotels on the bank of the Danube. Very pretty, indeed.
- István, a király.
If it’s August 20, I’m watching István, a király. It’s a Hungarian rock opera about St. Stephen of Hungary. It will get a more detailed entry soon, because I can’t just let pass the 30th anniversary production without a post why it was brilliant. Till then, here is a song from the 25th anniversary production from 2008.
- Jerusalem a Cookbook is another thing that deserves its own post.
Tomorrow there is a food fest at the therapy centre, and I’m cooking two things, both aubergine (eggplant) based, and both of them will be made using recipes from this book.
- Szamos marcipán. I am a big fan of marzipan, and Szamos is an awesome brand. They also have cafés and sell lots of cakes, but their marzipan desserts are the best. Since I ate my piece fast, there is no photo of it. So here is Theodore at Szamos, holding a Hungarian flag.
- Harel Skaat as Aladdin.