Main events 2019–2020 - Hungary

2019

16-17 May 2019: Conference about St. Martin’s heritage in Hungary and Europe organised in cooperation with the Savaria Museum and with presentations of our partners from Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia and Hungary

The Legacy of Saint Martin of Tours in Europe and in Hungary – International Conference

Program:

http://www.viasanctimartini.eu/news/the-legacy-of-st-martin-of-tours-in-europe-and-in-hungary---international-conference--16---17-may-2019-szombathely

Press releases:

http://forumhungaricum.hu/kulturkincs/szent-marton-szellemi-oroksege-legyen-vilagorokseg/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfXHgJVeRx8

https://volksgruppen.orf.at/v2/magyarok/stories/2982162/

18 June 2019: Meeting about the Via Sancti Martini Route in the Balaton Museum of Keszthely – presentation of the Balaton highlands St. Martin Route

Press releases:

https://tvkeszthely.hu/hirek/6144-szent-marton-emlekek-keszthelyen

https://welovebalaton.hu/cikk/2020/5/21/koponyegdarabolas-mesterfokon-avagy-jard-vegig-a-balatoni-szent-marton-utat

June 2019

Restoration of the altarpiece in the St. Martin Church of Csesztve. The work was done by the artist Antal Marosfalvi an honorary member of our association free of charge.

4 July 2019

Book launch of the “Following the Footprints of Saint Martin in Budapest" booklet in Hungarian and English language in the National Gallery in Budapest. The booklet was edited and printed by the Hungarian association.

ress releases:

https://www.martinus.hu/hirek/9182/kiadvany-a-budapesti-szent-marton-abrazolasokrol

https://www.vaol.hu/hetvege/szent-marton-a-fovarosban-3173076/

9 November 2019 - Inauguration of the Saint Martin Memorial in Kszeg (in remembrance of the St. Martin apparition at the 1532 siege of the town)

Press releases:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axIAt7ZR_ag

https://www.vaol.hu/kozelet/helyi-kozelet/szent-marton-bronz-labnyoma-a-parkban-3367671/

10 November 2019 Planting of St. Martin’s pear tree in the Open-air Museum of Szentendre

Every Monday since spring 2019 a 30-minute programme in the Maria Radio: News, events and discussions about St. Martin and the Via Sancti Martini Route

 

2020

Closure of the NewPilgrimage project, in which we participated as cooperating partner of the City of Szombathely.

We had the chance to present 1 section of the Via Sancti Martini Route several times:

e.g.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgGeEkpgyh8&t=1328s

Book launches:

  • Hungarian edition of Pierre–Yves Fux’s Les Pas de Saint Martin (Szülföld Publishing House)

  • Album about the Pilgrimage Routes of Hungary (Kossuth Publishing House) in which there are three chapters about Via Sancti Martini.

(Although these books were not published by our association, both are important for the Via Sancti Martini Route.)

INTERREG Europe ThreeT project (project partner: Municipality of Vas County) – we had the chance to present Via Sancti Martini to the international partnership.

The tracks of all Hungarian sections of Via Sancti Martini are available in a downloadable version.

Kercaszomor – Szombathely – Rajka section (from the Slovenian to the Slovakian border)

https://turistautak.openstreetmap.hu/?osmid=3918195

Via Sancti Martini Route on the Great Hungarian Plain https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/8208080

Via Sancti Martini in Baranya County

https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/4678092

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