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Avicenna International Christmas Fair

Avicenna Christmas Fair performers

György Bán is a musical instrument maker and folk craftsman

Indian Classical Dance: Dr Neethu Mohan is a prominent exponent of Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi Indian classical dance styles. He comes from South India, has been living in Budapest since 2019, and for the past four years has been leading the 'Natyaveda' School of Indian, a classical Indian dance school in Budapest.

Lion Dance: Kristóf Kövér, taiji and kung fu instructor at the Confucius Institute, and drumming accompanist for the Lion Dance, which according to the Chinese brings good luck and purifies everything
Korean classical dance: the Han You Hungarian-Korean Cultural and Art Foundation, led by Zsuzsanna Vargáné Esztergomi, president of the board of trustees
Contemporary Indian dance: Panni Cserepes - founder of Trigatu, contemporary Indian dance teacher, creator, organizer since 2003.
Koreai modern tánc, Kpop: Koreai Kulturális Központban működő 35-40 fiatalból álló K-pop táncosainak vezetője Glattfelder Melánia
Transylvanian string, folk music from Kalotaszeg and Mezőg: "street music" is played under the leadership of architect and folk musician Gergely Sámsondi. Musical instruments: flute, kavalt, koboz and dulcimer.
Indonesian dancers: Arum Melati Indonesian Dance Group, led by dance teacher Ms. Irda Risdiarti, the members of the dance group have many years of dancing experience and countless successful performances behind them. The Indonesian and Hungarian ladies continued their art studies in Indonesia or at home at the Indonesian Embassy as scholarship recipients.
Vietnamese classical dance: Lam Hoang is a representative of Vietnamese dance art
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani, Turkish and Hungarian folk songs. The Turkic Youth Ensemble was founded in January 2023 within the framework of the Organization of Turkic States. It was the idea of János Hóvári, the former ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, who passed away at the beginning of August, to bring young people from the Turkish states living in Budapest to get to know each other and play music together. He entrusted Tímea Janurik to lead the group. Its members are both graduates and amateur musicians, united by their love of music and good friendship. Their repertoire consists mainly of folk songs and to a lesser extent works by national composers from Hungary, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. In addition to guitar and singing, the musicians play folk instruments such as the zither, dombra, komuz, baglama, darbuka, and occasionally they also perform a piano piece.
Hungarian Thai Box Academy: President Gábor Czinke, National Thai Boxing Champion, group and personal trainer for children and adults. Self-defense, relaxation, staying active, hard-working determination as children, as for older athletes
Charles Margaret Ebube (Piano) - Grade 10
Mani Ghoujaei (violin) and Janiah Mahdyar (guitar) - Grade 11
Ou Siyuan (piano) - Grade 11
Marika Geri and Arianna Tintori - 11th grade
Pham Minh Vu (drums) - 10th grade
Apple Orchestra concert
Lorán Barnabás Showder Club speaker

December 8 Opening Day: After the ceremonial opening and the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon, at 5:00 p.m., the invited guests will watch the opening performances in the 500 square meter Christmas pavilion, which will begin with the Chinese Lion Dance, which is believed to bring purification and good luck, performed by the artists of the Confucius Institute of ELTE.
We can admire the following Korean classical dances led by Zsuzsanna Vargáné Esztergomi, the president of the board of trustees of the Han You Hungarian-Korean Cultural and Art Foundation.

On December 09, Saturday – The Indian dance group Trigatu entertains its guests starting at 15:00, which in its 25-minute performance takes us through at least several Indian dance styles, from classical to progressive modern.
Then, the following ten-minute Vietnamese classical dance will enchant the audience with the grace of two female dancers, as a result of our relationship with the Vietnamese Embassy.
The line-up of performers ends with a half-hour musical and dance show by the Bilingual students of Avicenna International College.

On Sunday, December 10, we can be part of a really rich program.

At 11:00 a.m., we will start a one-hour traditional children’s program with the Csurgó Band, with which we want to give the children and their parents coming to the fair an experience. This interactive children’s concert takes place with the active participation of the little ones, often involving the parents.

Between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., the three-member Borvíz band walks the streets between the stalls and, with minor interruptions, gives the Christmas shoppers a Hungarian atmosphere.

During the Hungarian folk musicians’ breaks from 3 p.m., 35-40 young people will perform the Kpop dances well known to teenagers under the leadership of Melania Glattfelder, the dance teacher of the Korean Cultural Center.

From 4:00 p.m., you can watch a half-hour music and dance show by the Bilingual students of Avicenna International College.

Between 17.00 and 17.15, visitors to the fair can see another exotic miracle from Dr. Performed by Nethu Mohan, an Indian classical dancer who presents the tradition of Bharatanatyam dance interwoven with Indian history and culture as the head of the Indian Dance School ‘Natyaveda’, after performing on various prestigious stages in South India.

Afterwards, our dear visitors can take part in an Indian dance class from 5.30 p.m.

Friday, December 15th

Starting at 5:00 p.m., we will start with a half-hour music and dance show by the Bilingual students of Avicenna International College.

After the Hungarian circle dance lesson, which starts half an hour later, a Vietnamese dance performance from 6.30 p.m. will brighten up the day.

Saturday, December 16 – Between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., four members of the well-known Alma Band will take care of the children’s mood, fans can also buy Alma T-shirts and music CDs from the well-known children’s band.

From 3 p.m., you can watch a half-hour music and dance show by the Bilingual students of Avicenna International College.

Between 15.30 and 15.40 there will be a presentation of Kpop dance by modern Korean dancers,

then from 4:30 p.m. we will see a ten-minute performance by five Indonesian dancers from the Arum Melati Indian Dance Group led by dance teacher Ms. Irda Risdiarti.

From 17.00, Trabarna, registered name Lorán Barnabás, the stand-up comedian, parodist, presenter, writer, speaker, hobby car sound dancer awaits our adult guests.

December 17, Sunday – From 2:30 p.m., the modern Kpop dancers of the Korean Cultural Center will brighten up our day,

and from 15.00, the entrepreneurs can learn Indian dance.

From 3:30 p.m., eight talented young musicians from the best conservatories of the Turkish Republic, Turkic Youth Ensemble, will sing Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani, Turkish and Hungarian folk songs and Christmas songs.

On this important day, from 4:00 p.m., a half-hour music and dance show by the Bilingual students of the Avicenna International College will end the series.

On Friday, December 22, the evening before the Closing Day, the show of Korean classical dancers will delight the eyes with two types of surprise dances between 17:30 and 17:40 led by Zsuzsanna Vargáné Esztergomi, dance teacher of the Korean Cultural Center and president of the board of trustees of the Han You Hungarian-Korean Cultural and Art Foundation under. Before and after, the Borvíz band provides Hungarian street music between the stands.

Starting at 5:00 p.m., the lineup of performers will be closed again by a half-hour music and dance show by the Bilingual students of Avicenna International College.

Folk crafts and goods

At Hungarian stands:

felting, leathering, baby sewing, spatial honey cradle production, honey Jesus painting for children, use of folk flutes

The felting work of folk craftsman Szilvia Sajtos
The felting work of folk craftsman Szilvia Sajtos
The felting work of folk craftsman Szilvia Sajtos
The felting work of folk craftsman Szilvia Sajtos
The felting work of folk craftsman Szilvia Sajtos
Created by Bea Turba
György Bán is a musical instrument maker and folk craftsman

In the history of the Hungarian people, musical instruments played with air (blowing, breathing) were connected with magic, healing, and the functioning of the spiritual and spiritual life. The musical instruments used by shamans and shamans aided in ecstasy, spiritual connection and healing. The flute player plays the instrument with his air, his breath, his soul. In this way, our inherited set of melodies about the life of the Hungarian people, the soul of the Hungarian people, gives us vibrations and vibrations, and it still affects us. It contains our ancient knowledge, our migration, our history.

At the Indian stand: henna painting, sari dress knitting, making Indian fashion jewelry
Koreai booth: patchwork (Korean Cultural Centre)
At the Korean stand: calligraphy - Munbangsau means the four treasures: brush, ink stick, paper, ingot (Korean Cultural Center)
At the Chinese stand: calligraphy, painting with the support of the ELTE Confucius Institute Welcome to the tent of the ELTE Confucius Institute, where you can learn calligraphy! Try the magical world of Chinese ink, and if you are less brave, ask the staff of the Institute for Christmas wishes written on authentic rice paper. The finished creation dries in just 5 minutes, and you can take it home as a souvenir! And this special program is free. Come and discover the beauty of calligraphy with us!
At the Chinese stand: Chinese tea served by the ELTE Confucius Institute Join the ELTE Confucius Institute on an exciting journey into the magical world of Chinese teas, where we offer a free tea tasting! Discover the different types of tea, we are waiting for you with four authentic teas! With the help of our experienced experts, you can learn about the origin of tea, how it is made, and interesting facts about Chinese culture. This experience-filled program is also completely free, so everyone has the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art of tea drinking and discover the beauties of this tradition! Come and enjoy the world of tea with us!

Folk goods

Indian Handmade Jewelry (Ambika)
Indian jewelry (Damy)
Indian jewelry (Damy)
Indian jewelry (Damy, Commission sales)
Indian dress accessory (Damy)
Indian dress accessory (Damy)

OPENING HOURS: Folk crafts

Korean stand:
  • calligraphy: Dec. 9. (15.00-18.00)
  • quilting: Dec. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 (17.00-20.00)
  • watercolor painting: Dec. 8, 9, 10 (15.00-20.00) and (10.00-17.00)
  • crafts: Dec. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 (17.00-20.00)
  • cosmetics: Dec. 17-23 (full opening hours)
Hungarian stand:
  • felting, leathering: dec. 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20
  • sewn dolls, spatial honey cradle making, felting, painting little Jesus: Dec. 14-15-16, 18-19
  • flute fair, teaching: Dec. 8-23
Chinese stand:
  • calligraphy: Dec. 8 (15.00-20.00), Dec. 9-10 (10.00-20.00)

OPENING HOURS: Popular goods

Indian stand:
  • jewelry: Dec. 8-23 (according to opening hours)
Iranian stand:
Chinese stand:
  • jewelry, home furnishings: Dec. 8-23 (according to opening hours)

And many other activities and goods during the entire opening hours of the fair!


1089 budapest, orczy út 3-5. The exhibition is located in one of the central and crowded places in the 8th district of Budapest. There are great public transportation access to the exhibition site which includes M3 (metro line 3), trams and buses with stops right in front of the exhibition. The large wall surfaces of the Avicenna Holding can be used perfectly for marketing purposes, for example allowing the installation of visible banners for passengers of public transportation, cars, and other people.
The most important features of the good location of the exhibition are listed below:
  • 24-hour access to the public transportation system:
Avicenna Holding is located at the intersection of two main streets, Üllői and Orczy. It is close to Metro No. 3 (Nagyvárad tér) and Metro No. 2 (Keleti pályaudvar), Trams No. 24, 23, and Buses No. 9 and 83. We are also close to Keleti railway station.
  • Near many universities:
Avicenna Holding building is close to many important Hungarian universities such as Semmelweis University, University of Public Administration, Eotvos Lorand Science University (ELTE), and several other colleges and universities which will bring many visitors of students and their families to the fair.
  • Near Orczy-kert Park and Sports Complex:
This big park and its sports complex host many people every day who come for running and walking, and exercising which leads to many visitors to the fair.
  • Near Ludovika Campusy:
Ludovika Campus belongs to the National Public University of Budapest, however, it is open to public. The proximity of this university with the exhibition location brings high safety in this district.

History of District 8 of Budapest:

District 8 is one of the oldest districts of Budapest, which was named Józsefváros in November of 1777. The best known section of this district is called Orczy Quarter, where Avicenna Holding is located. It gets its name from Orczy Lőrincz, who bought the Orczy Park in this area in 1784 and donated it to Budapest city for public use. In 1815, the Russian Tsar and the Habsburg King visited this park, and at that time Ludovica Military Academy (Military University) was then established. This area is famous for its cultural, artistic, commercial, and industrial activities. The Hungarian National Theater is located in this area.

About Avicenna International Christmas Exhibition and Fair:

The Avicenna International Christmas Exhibition and Fair is an event organized by Avicenna Holding every year. In 2023 the event will be held from December 08 to 23, coinciding with the peak of Christmas gift shopping by Hungarians and tourists. The primary goal of this event is to enhance the Christmas gift-buying opportunities for local residents, as well as visitors from Budapest and rural areas, by providing a new cultural and tourist attraction in our district.
According to the 2022 statistics compiled in Hungary (source: www. statista. com), the budget allocated by Hungarian individuals for purchasing Christmas gifts varies significantly. The range spans from 35,000 forints (approximately 100 euros) to over 150,000 forints (exceeding 450 euros). The specific amount varies based on various factors, including the individuals’ level of education. However, it appears that the likelihood and frequency of gift purchases within the range of 10 to 100 euros are considerably higher.
The exhibition promises a unique experience, combining trade shows, cultural performances, contests and awards, online shopping, and various other programs. As a central component of the fair, we plan to invite and showcase one or more countries each year. This year, we are excited to present the Persian Souvenir Exhibition and Fair, which will add vibrancy to the program, providing visitors with a wide range of gift options from both Hungarian and international products, showcasing a diverse selection of products from East to West, blending traditional and innovative choices.
In addition to providing shopping opportunities, attendees will be treated with cultural performances. Each day of the Avicenna International Christmas Exhibition and Fair will be filled with a variety of cultural, dance, and music programs. The stage will come alive with festive entertainment, further enhancing the overall experience. We also aim to offer exhibition opportunities to both Hungarian and foreign artists, thus further elevating the caliber and ambiance of the event.
To add excitement, engaging competitions with enticing prizes are planned during this two weeks event. Visitors can participate in a variety of contests and challenges throughout the exhibition, fostering their active involvement and adding an entertaining element to their visit.
Furthermore, the exhibition offers the convenience of online shopping, allowing visitors to browse and purchase products from the comfort of their homes. With just a few clicks, they can explore a virtual marketplace of unique gifts, which can be conveniently delivered to their doorsteps.
The Avicenna International Christmas Exhibition and Fair aims to deliver a diverse and enriching experience for all attendees. The meticulously curated program caters to different interests and age groups, encompassing workshops, demonstrations, and interactive activities. There will be something enjoyable for everyone. Moreover, a portion of the revenue generated from the exhibition will be donated to the Szent Márton Child Rescue Service for charitable purposes.

Join us at the Avicenna International Christmas Fair and immerse yourself in the joyful spirit of the season. Explore, shop, engage, and celebrate the festivities during this special time of the year.


If you would like to join as an exhibitor, please send us your request by email with the details of your products.



Avicenna Holding - Avicenna European Exhibition Events Ltd.

Under the Patronage of

Hon. Mr. Pikó András,
Mayor of the 8th district of Budapest

International Guests for 2023
  • Hungary
  • Iran - Exhibition of Persian handicrafts and souvenirs
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Turkey
  • India
  • Korea
  • Italy
  • Mongolia

2023 December 08-23.

The exhibition time is considered to coincide with the peak of shopping for Christmas.