The International Nativity Assembly will take place again in Debrecen this year after a 3-year hiatus, a tradition with a series of programs dating back several decades. The organisers expect the participation of about 200 domestic and beyond-the-border Nativity scenes. 

The last International Nativity Assembly was held in Debrecen in 2019. The event with a long history has already been marked as intellectual cultural heritage. 

‘We expect nearly 200 participants, with the participation of 10-11 groups. Primarily groups from Hajdú-Bihar county and the neighbouring counties, as well as a group from across the border, from the settlement of Csedreg,’ said Péter Gyöngy, Head of the Sándor Makoldi Center of the National Institute of Culture.

The National Institute of Culture has been cooperating with the city of Debrecen for three years. They see it as their mission to support the initiatives and cultural activities behind which communities stand.

‘It is very important for us to participate in the implementation, draw those professional and methodological conclusions and lessons and share them with an entire cultural and public education network, ‘ pointed out László Angyal, the county director of the National Institute of Culture in Hajdú-Bihar.

At Tuesday’s press conference, István Puskás spoke about how Advent in Debrecen is more than a whirlwind of fairs. According to the deputy mayor, the Nativity Assembly is a program of special importance for the city.

‘This is such an important living tradition of Debrecen and Hungarian folk culture, the preservation of which is a matter of our hearts, so we can help keep this tradition alive, not only in the city but also in the region, ‘ he emphasised.

The opening ceremony will be held on the 8th of December at the Karakter 1517 Bookstore and Café. The nativity groups will present themselves at the Vojtina Puppet Theater the following day.

Source: dehir.hu

Author: Debrecen4U