Art, culture, concerts, performances, handicrafts and a children’s festival await visitors to the St. Ladislaus Days in Oradea from 19th-25th June 2023, where the City of Debrecen will be present with a number of programmes. The motto of the 11th edition of the event is: “Great Encounter”.
István Puskás, deputy mayor of Debrecen, said at a press conference on Thursday that the two cities live in symbiosis, one of the symbols of which is the St. Ladislaus Days. He said they try to put together a series of programmes that give Oradea a selection of Debrecen’s cultural output every year. He stressed that the guest appearance of the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra, which celebrates its centenary celebration this year, its gala concert in the Szigliget Theatre, is a very special event that will strengthen the musical ties between the two cities.
Gyula Zatykó, the main organiser of the St. Ladislaus Days, emphasized that in addition to exhibitions and performances, there will be a number of concerts. Among others, Charlie, Péter Geszti, the stars of the legendary LGT, and the band Abrakazabra, will take to the stage and Bikini, who will celebrate their fortieth birthday.
István Stanik, the head of the Partium House, stressed that they are trying to bring Debrecen closer to the people of Oradea through an exhibition of pictures by the photographer András Máthé, who will bring Debrecen’s cultural spaces to life, and the series of books on Debrecen published by the Méliusz Library, which will be presented across the border.
Lajos Lakner, deputy scientific director of the Déri Museum and literary historian, spoke about the book “My Debrecen”. He said that the publication presents the city’s most significant sites for children, telling stories that present the city’s historical features and iconic figures.
Source: debrece.hu | Photo credit: János Miskolczi
The detailed programme of the St. Ladislaus Days can be found here.