Hungaricum Festival Opens In Szeged

  • 2 Aug 2014 9:04 AM
Hungaricum Festival Opens In Szeged
A festival featuring premium products designated as Hungaricum has opened in the city of Szeged, in the country’s south. Punters are being given the chance to sample the products which are uniquely Hungarian, including gastronomic specialties and wines from the major wine regions, as well as palinka and traditional handicrafts, Loránd István Szakáli, state secretary of agricultural development and Hungarikums, said at the event’s opening.

Festivals organised in Hungary play an important role in the country’s tourism sector, István Ujhelyi, a Socialist MEP, said at the event which is taking place for the seventh time.

Tourism and catering account for 9.9% of the country’s economic output, and the sectors employ 400,000 people, said Ujhelyi, a deputy president of the EP’s transport and tourism committee.

The Hungaricum list includes Csaba sausage, Pick and Herz salamis, goose liver products, Tokaji Aszú wine, Kalocsa paprika, Makó onion, acacia honey, as well as the Herend and Zsolnay porcelains, soda water, Béres dietary supplement drops and Halas lace, among many others.


Follow that link to sign-up for MTI’s twice-daily newsletter.

  • How does this content make you feel?