December 3, 2016 in the village of Iszkaszentgyörgy, Hungary will be the final events dedicated to completion of the «Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture in 2016» the year of the international project. Special guest of the event was the Erzya folk group OYME.
y approaching the end of the year Iszkaszentgyörgy Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture warmly welcome everyone at the closing ceremony of the year on the 3rd of December in the Cultural Centre of the Amadé-Bajzáth-Pappenheim castle.
15:00 Reception. Welcome speech by mayor Attila Gáll, member of the Hungarian Parliament Gábor Törő and Petri Tuomi-Nikula ambassador of Finland. Presentation with illustrations by Dániel Waliduda project coordinator. Exclusive guests: Choir of Primary School of Iszkaszentgyörgy, Erzya folk music group OYME and khanty folk singer Larisa Miljakhova.
20:00 Ball on behalf of the 99th birthday of Finland. Exclusive guests: Erzya folk music group OYME and khanty folk singer OYME and khanty folk singer Larisa Miljakhova.
For your information:
«Finno-Ugric Capitals of Culture» is a MAFUN program to support the development of the territories, populated by Finno-Ugric peoples by means of arts and cultural exchange. The program was launched in 2014; the first Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture became the Starye Bygi village in Udmurtia. In 2015 this title was passed along to the Obinitsa village in Estonia. The cultural capital of the Finno-Ugric peoples in 2016 and became a village Iszkaszentgyörgy and city Veszprém in Hungary, and in 2017 had the honorable mission of the Karelian village Voknavolok. Learn more about the program – www.uralic.org
MAFUN is an international association of youth organizations of Finno-Ugric and Samoyed (Uralic) peoples. MAFUN’s objectives are the support of Uralic languages and cultures, strengthening the cooperation between Finno-Ugric peoples, regions and countries, protections of the rights of indigenous peoples as well as promotion of the cultural, economic and social development on the local levels.
Finnugor Kulturális Föváros 2016
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