PROGRAMMES

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Authentic Craft Objects & Yurt Exhibition

The handmade yurt was built under the guidance of Kyrgyz masters, and reflects the rich tradition and nomadic lifestyle of Turkic peoples. Through beautifully crafted objects inside, get an even closer look: a falconry glove, a felt saddle and rugs are among the treasures telling the stories.

Photos from Kyrgyzstan

Marvel at the rugged beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s mountainous landscapes, peoples and culture. András Ágh’s camera captured authentic yurts, traditions of falconry and horse herding, and the majestic ranges of the Tian Shan mountains. Listen to István Vidák’s entertaining account of his extensive travels in the region in a yurt to get the stories behind the pictures.

Felt Rug Exhibition

Marvel at the beauty of handmade Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Turkish felt rugs. The age-old technique of originated in Central Asia, and is still alive today. If you get inspired, try felting yourself at Pont Festival!

Yurt – a symbol of family and hospitality

Yurt – a symbol of family and hospitality
At Pont Festival you can see authentic yurts, check out the cozy interior, enjoy a travelogue, listen to stories or just play along on the felt rugs.

Haft Sin

Haft Sin is what you find in Iranian homes during the biggest holiday of the year, Noruz (Nowruz, Norooz, Persian New Year are alternate names). Seven symbolic objects adorn a festive table, all starting with the persian Seen letter (س):

  • Sea-buckthorn (senjed) – symbolizing wisdom and regeneration
  • Apple (sib) – for health and love
  • Grass (sabze) – stands for joy, vitality, good mood and calmness
  • Wheat-paste (samanu) – for perseverance, justice and power
  • Garlic (seer) – symbolizes self-respect, contentedness, protection against evil
  • Vinegar (serkeh) – stands for acceptance of fate, and acknowledging the wisdom of God
  • Sumac (somaq) – for patience, tolerance and cooperation with others

Through the Deep Woods – excerpts from a documentary on a journey to Chuvashia

subtitled [hun], documentary, 30 min, 1998, made by: Klára Agyagási, András Berecz, Zoltán Dénes

The film documents a 1998 expedition to Chuvashia, in the centre of Russia, West of the Volga river. It is home to a Bulgar-Turkic people who cohabited with Hungarians and share pentatonic melodies also present in the older layers of Hungarian folk heritage. András Berecz leads the way in connecting to ‘relatives’ through folk songs, customs and appreciating local brews, while the camera captures the inspiring encounters.

Tickets

THE PASS GIVES ACCESS TO ALL PROGRAMMES AND CONCERTS ON BOTH DAYS OF PONT FESTIVAL.
BY PURCHASING A TICKET FOR THE CONCERTS YOU ALSO GET ACCESS TO AFTERNOON PROGRAMMES.
ALL PROGRAMMES ARE FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6.

1 April, Saturday

2 April, Sunday

Passes

AT PONT FESTIVAL

AFTERNOON PROGRAMMES

500 Ft

500 Ft

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EVENING CONCERTS

3000 Ft

4000 Ft

6000 Ft

REDUCED TICKETS

EVENING CONCERTS

1500 Ft

2000 Ft

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STUDENTS AND PENSIONERS ARE ENTITLED TO 50% REDUCTION FROM TICKET PRICES (VALID CARDS SHOULD BE PRESENTED).

REDUCED TICKETS COST THE SAME BEFORE AND DURING THE FESTIVAL.

Prior to the Festival reduced tickets can be purchased at Budapest Spring Festival ticket vending points, see the list here.