Martisor, song contest, slam at Francophone Festival
A spring celebration event, a song contest, a radio quiz and a slam competition are among programmes Hungary's Francophone Festival offers in Budapest and five major cities this month.
The festival organised by twelve embassies will open on Monday evening with Martisor, a spring celebration tradition in Romania and Moldova, in the Budapest French Institute, Cecile Fisteberg, the institute's attache, told a press conference.
On March 12, a slam competition will be held for secondary school students hosted by Canada's Queen Ka.
The International Francophonie Day will be celebrated on March 20, with a Song Contest in the French Institute, the attache said.
Several French-language cultural shows will be organised in Pecs, Debrecen, Gyor, Miskolc and Szeged as well.
The festival will end with 12 Francophone countries presenting their handcraft traditions and gastronomy at a "mini festival" at the Hungarian National Gallery in Buda Castle on March 27.