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  • Rétes – Strudel festivals 46.896630, 16.392750

    “Rétes” (strudel) festivals are organised in a number of settlements in Hungary every year. Strudel is a traditional dish not only in Hungary, but in several countries of Central Europe. At these festivals or competitions, it is prepared by locals, following the traditional local recipe. (Source: Eszter Kisbán: Continuity and Change: The Choice of Food for Gastro-Festival around the Turn of the Millennium. In Patricia Lysaght ed.: Return of Traditional Food. Lund, 2013. 198.)

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  • The Plum Jam Cooking Competition 48.085550, 22.624557

    The plum jam cooking competition in Szatmárcseke is organised every year in August since 1998. The participants build their wood-fired oven stoves, and the plum jam without sugar is cooked at low heat, with constant stirring all day. The traditional plum jam cooking of the Szatmár region has been inscribed on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Hungary in 2013. (Source: Eszter Kisbán: Continuity and Change: The Choice of Food for Gastro-Festival around the Turn of the Millennium. In Patricia Lysaght ed.: Return of Traditional Food. Lund, 2013. 201-207.)

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  • Fish Cooking Festival in Baja 46.204036, 18.958375

    Baja, “the capital of fishermenʻs soup” organises a fish cooking festival every year on the second Saturday of July. About 2000 non-professional teams (locals and visitors) cook the famous fish soup at the same time, following the same traditional recipe. They bring their own ingredients and cauldron, and the city provides firewood, and a table with benches for the meal. The festival was first organised to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the town’s rise to a city, and attracts a huge number of tourists. Website: http://bajaihalfozofesztival.hu/halászlé

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  • Potato Salad Festival 50.203051, 14.550984

    Newly (in 2007) established event, where traditional Czech potato salad (basically a variant of Russian salad) contest takes place every year. This activity is newly introduced, however, it follows the tradition of a typical Czech Christmas dish according to traditional recipes.

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  • The Goat Cheese Farm 49.970582, 15.324878

    Farm Nový Dvůr is an organic farming company founded in 2006, located near Česká Lípa (Northern Bohemia), which introduces traditional goat milk and other dairy products to the daily menu and life. In recent years, goat milk products have gained much popularity, and as such have again become a part of the daily diet.

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  • Trdelník 50.075538, 14.437801

    Traditional Hungarian pastry, known also within the culinary heritage of the Czech Republic. It is made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, and sold by street vendors in open stalls at frequently visited places.

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  • Koliščarski dan – The Pile dwellers Day 46.056947, 14.505752

    Pile Dwellers Day (www.dejanveranic.wix.com/vdezelikoliscarjev), first organized by the local Association Fran Govekar Ig (www.drustvo-frangovekar.si/kolicarski_dan.html) five years ago (2008) in an area where people lived in pile dwellings 6600 years ago, is becoming a one-day living history festival with activities suitable for families.

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  • Gradovi kralja Matjaža – The Castles of the King Matthias 46.488304, 14.828402

    “The castles of the King Matthias” is an event organized by the Municipality Črna na Koroškem. The responsible organization for its realization are local Tourist information center Park kralja Matjaža (Center 100, 2393 Črna na Koroškem, pkm@siol.net) and the snack bar Okrepčevalnica pri Matjažu (Podpeca 43, 2393 Črna na Koroškem, www.PriMatjazu.com).

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  • Stories Today Festival 46.056947, 14.505752

    The beginnings of the Stories Today Festival (festival Pravljice danes) date back to 1998 when the storyteller, writer and poet Anja Štefan founded an event called the Fairy Tale Marathon.

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  • Salamander Parade in Banská Štiavnica 48.458653, 18.893035

    Banská Štiavnica (and its surroundings) has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1993 due to its unique symbiosis of architecture, environment and technical landscape.

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  • Radvanský jarmok – The Radvaň Fair in Banská Bystrica 48.736277, 19.146192

    The fair has a continuous tradition of more than 350 years. It has developed from an originally economic regional event to a significant cultural and social event. Today it is oriented toward a presentation of best craftsmen that keep traditional character of folk crafts.

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  • Hontianska paráda – The Hont Parade in Hrušov 48.154567, 19.090600

    The Hont Parade (“Hontianska paráda”) in the village of Hrušov evolved from a small local festival of Hont folklore into a widely known and popular meeting of all lovers and supporters of traditional culture. It presents rich cultural heritage of the village and of the entire region of Hont.

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  • The Dragon Day in Csökmő 47.029288, 21.294842

    The Dragon day in Csökmő is organized every year in August since 1991. The central and most specific part of the event is when early in the morning young men pull a large papier-maché dragon figure on wheels along the main street of the village, which is a scene curiously based on a legend connected to a shameful local incident. Choosing this as a central theme for the village day is an innovative idea, which shows much self-irony. A fair and other entertainment and cultural programmes accompany the event, which aims to strengthen local community and identity.

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  • Chodsko Folklore Festival 49.439703, 12.931144

    The Chodsko Folk Festival, held since 1955, is one of the oldest folk festivals in the Czech Republic. Nowadays, it always takes place during the first weekend after the 10th August and is connected with the St. Laurence´s Fair. The major part of the programme is devoted to local folk music and folklore dance groups.

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  • Homestead Bežaj 46.234146, 14.726228

    Building interiors reflect general economic, social and cultural developments as well as natural conditions, which affect the form of the building, the way of life and its quality. The historical development is significantly connected with the use of fire and the development of the kitchen; in Slovenia, different historical types of kitchen (hearth, smoke room, black and stove kitchen, white kitchen) are still preserved.

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  • Grondali – A Revitalized Homestead with a Winery in Slovenian Istria

    Abitanti, typical village in Slovenian Istria hinterland, bordering Croatia, was abandoned for twenty years. Many houses stood empty for fifty years or more. The inhabitants were left to live and work in Slovenian or Italian coastal towns or migrated to foreign countries.

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  • Reconstruction of Public Spaces in Dobrá Niva 48.472914, 19.102027

    After devastating floods (1990 and 1999) and storms (2007), the main square was severely damaged and needed a reconstruction. The local authorities decided to do it in a way that respects and reflects the history and rich folk culture traditions of the village.

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  • The House „U Lukáčov“ in Dobrá Niva 48.472914, 19.102027

    The village of Dobrá Niva is situated in Central Slovakia. A number of houses in the village have kept their original architectural characteristics. The house „U Lukáčov“ has been a protected architectural monument since 1992.

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  • The Pottery Tradition of Mezőtúr 47.002367, 20.628803

    In the mid-19th century, pottery making rose to fame among the abundance of rich handcraft traditions in Mezőtúr – a town in the southern part of the Great Cumanian region of East-Central Hungary. The practical household crockery as well as the exclusively decorative pieces quickly spread throughout the country. Historically, Mezőtúr earned a place of distinction for its country market-fairs and its dishware – a heritage that is still very much alive and continually developing today. The pottery tradition of Mezőtúr has been inscribed on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Hungary in 2009.

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  • The Kassai Method of Horseback Archery Kassai01 46.362994, 17.704137

    The Kassai Method of Equestrian Archery (www.lovasijaszat.hu) provides a transmission of knowledge, experience and a way of life that brings modern day people closer to nature and facilitates the development of inner balance and harmony.

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