The shortest – and according to tradition, the most magical night of the year, St. Ivan’s Night, is approaching; Debrecen Zoo will celebrate with special programmes, including unlimited theme park experiences on 23rd June between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., they wrote in their Facebook invitation.

They stressed that the occasion would be a time to share traditions and light-hearted entertainment.

On the mystical night of midsummer, the park will be the centrepiece of a light show to banish the darkness: entertainment will be provided by LED dancers and fire jugglers, but several big toys, including the Zulu and the Ferris wheel, will also be festively lit up. The fortune-teller will be on hand to shed light on the secrets of the future, and if you want to refresh yourself, the buffet will offer a selection of food and drinks to suit the occasion, they added.

On the shortest and most magical night of the year, we aim to enchant visitors with some real magic at the zoo and the theme park.

This is complemented by the cultural and historical values and programmes that we enrich our event with, offering our visitors the richest programme in recent years,” Sándor Gergely Nagy, Managing Director of Debrecen Zoo, said.

At the start of the summer festival, visitors will be greeted by bagpipers and attractions to try out. However, Midsummer’s Eve is also the night of lovers, so the organisers also strongly emphasise romance.

For example, the Love Train will be running, and classical music will be serenaded.

One of these is a love oracle, which will be open to couples looking for their future throughout the programme, and István Battai and his friends will also be there. A huge bonfire will be built, and fire-breathing will also be possible. Because we know that those who jump over the fire or embers together become protected and blessed,” said Mária Nagy, the chief event organiser.

The organisers encourage visitors to come dressed as fairies, elves or other costumes to create a truly magical atmosphere on 23rd June. Participation in all programme elements is free with a ticket to the event. For more information on tickets, please visit the official website.

Source: dehir.hu | Photo credit: Facebook (Debrecen városa)

Author: Debrecen4U