Makó is a town in Csongrád-Csanád county, on the right bank of the Mureş , near the Romanian border, the center of the district named after it .
The city offers many diverse tourist attractions. The most significant natural values are the Maros floodplain, the medicinal mud and the thermal water, and guests can enjoy their beneficial effects in the local spa . Its architectural values include classicist , baroque and eclectic buildings, but modern architecture is also represented by the buildings of Imre Makovecz and Lőrinc Csernyus . The memorial plaques placed in the city give the visitor to Makóra a picture of the past and famous personalities of the settlement. From a gastronomic point of view, onions from Makóan internationally recognized and sought-after product, related products ( onion brandy , onion bread ) also increase the city’s awareness.
Culture and education
The city offers many programs for its guests and residents alike, striving to find something for all ages.
The Makó International Guitar Festival is one of the youngest programs in the city, first held in 2007 . The event will feature Hungarian and foreign artists and their students, and the multi-day event will feature the Korona Hotel and the Onion House . The main patron of the guitar festival is Péter Buzás , the mayor of the city .
The event has been organized by the Makó fireplace factory since 2002 . The first time it was still an advertisement for the company’s barbecues, it has now grown into a culinary contest. Participants in the program are also entertained by concerts. The event is visited by thousands every year , with music provided mainly by representatives of entertaining music as well as local singers and ensembles. In addition, stage productions of traveling companies and various sports programs are also connected to the festival.
Pearl Gala Gala
The series of events launched by the city government in 2001 showcases talented children; the Pearl Galaxy is an anthology of the best productions of the Complex Art Review. The task of the three-member jury is not only to judge the children but also to establish the order between the educational institutions that appoint them. In 2007 , 400 children were featured in the art show.
The city’s most prestigious ball has been held since 1999 at the Onion House . The event is now linked to onion production only in its name ; the event suggests bourgeois elegance, the scenery traditionally evoking the Venetian Carnival. The fun has been at a cost since 2007 ; organized since its inception by the Onion Foundation.
The city’s all-people carnival party, which anyone can enter. At the event in a good mood, Makó’s little and big say goodbye together for the winter. The program was launched in 1996 . The event is also a costume competition. In addition to masquerades, there is also competition for music and dance productions, also with serious rewards.
Honvéd Memorial Day and Meeting
The event, traditionally held in September, has been part of the city’s cultural life since 1993 . The main patron of the Memorial Day is the current Minister of Defense. At the event, those interested can view scientific meetings, military history exhibitions, and a demonstration of a combat vehicle; on this day a commemoration of those who fell in World War II is held , where representatives of the historic churches pray for the spiritual salvation of the fallen and their relatives.
The economic army review was first held in 2001 , founded by the Marosmenti Entrepreneurs Association. Every two years, the municipality of the settlement also contributes financially to the event. Since then, the number of exhibitors and participants has mostly increased steadily , ranging from 60 to 52. The twin cities will also take part in the event, as will representatives of the local industry.
Makó Graphic Artists’ Colony
The fine arts creative camp was founded in 1977 . Its main profile is offset lithography . The tradition was re-established in 1992 . The program, which lasts for three weeks a year, is very special, as only Hungarian artists from abroad are invited – making it unique in the country. Participants leave two of their works to the city, which will be added to the local collection. This event won the gold diploma of the millennium competition of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.
The first Makó Music was staged in 2005 . Tickets for music programs lasting several weekends can be purchased for a token amount. Both classical and light music take place on stage, as does a wide range of musicals . Each performance of the outdoor event was seen by more than 3,000 people. The program was launched by the municipality with a dual purpose: to create recreation for the residents of the micro-region , but at the same time to increase the rank and reputation of the city through the guests and artists who come here. After the success of the Operetta Festival, the demand for other genres increased among the locals as well, so the city management launched the Makó Music series of events.Spectators watch the 2008 -as Makó International Onion Festival is a cultural event in the area of Arad travel companion workshop
The local government finances the event in the amount of nearly HUF 10 million, so the ticket price is only symbolic.
Makó International Onion Festival
The three-day festival is the most significant event in the city and the region, a nationally known and listed program, the first was held in 1991 . Over the years, the Onion Festival has undergone major changes: professional programs have been supplemented with cultural programs, concerts and gastronomic quizzes. Every year, the twin cities of Makó are also introduced to the locals, but the participants of the cross-border co-operations are also represented. Accompanying events at the festival include tennis , swimming , equestrian and shooting competitions , football tournaments and other sporting events.. The main patron of the Makó International Onion Festival is Zoltán Illés , State Secretary for the Environment of the Ministry of Rural Development.
This program was created in 2001 based on the idea of the city’s operetta lovers . In addition to the residents of the city, more and more guests from the region and the county are coming to the event, which is held on the outdoor stage of the Hagymaház .
Museums and exhibition venues
The József Attila Museum, recognized in 2005 as the “Museum of the Year”, is located in the town , and its collection area covers the Makó micro-region . His exhibitions, among other things, present the 700-year history of Makó, the work of the city’s famous natives. There are also paintings and sculptures in the building, and an open-air museum in the courtyard . Here you will find an onion house, a carpenter’s and blacksmith’s workshop , a gypsy putri and a kotarka. Institutionally, it belongs to the museum, but the Espersit House , which is a literary exhibition place, is a separate building . Presented by János Espersit , Gyula Juhász , The years of Attila József , Ferenc Móra and Gyula Rudnay in Makó, the theatrical and political life of the city, and the history of the local press. The Sports Museum , housed in the Palace of Finance , commemorates the city’s athletes with its rich collection. Visitors can view the Makó Panopticon at the Korona Hotel , which presents the market square of the settlement in the 1900s with the help of puppets, original objects of use, archive images and models. It is also possible to read Mureş Valley food recipes in digital form. The György Szikszai – Miklós Szirbik Memorial House is the Old Reformed ChurchIt is located next to the downtown parish. The exhibition presents 250 years of birth books, bibles , and other items related to the denomination. A portrait of former Makó preachers was also exhibited here.
Maros Dance Ensemble
It has been 31 years since the re-establishment of the non-governmental organization that preserves the tradition of Hungarian folk dance . The dance ensemble, with more than 170 members, also includes preschool and retired dancers. Marost’s performances are accompanied by a band of the same name, and their appearances at prestigious domestic and foreign events are welcomed by critics and spectators alike. Several former members of the ensemble are already dancing in the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble , and there have been examples of the Maros Dance Ensemble being honored with a significant amount of money at foreign festivals.
Makón has many bands thanks to its long tradition of music education. The government-run music school – which is now part of the Mako Primary School – currently two strings (Cricket’s Orchestra, Youth String Orchestra), two wind (in 2006 in the creation Mako Primary School Brass Band and 2013 in developed Maros Deak Big Band) and two symphonies (Makó Symphony Orchestra, Bartók Children ‘s Symphony Orchestra) .
Primary ballet education has been operating in the city since 1998 , currently within the framework of Makó Primary School. The ballet department proved to be the best school ballet group in Hungary in the classical ballet competition held every three years in 2008 , several students left the art group and continued their studies at the Budapest Ballet Institute or the Dance College of Pécs . The number of students in the arts branch ranges from 70 to 90. At the 2011 Hungarian festival announced by the National Association of Dance Teachers, the ballet graduates won the first place again.
The Makó Majorette Association was founded in 1995 , in five groups, more than 70 people study cheerleading from the age of 5 to 20. In addition to basic education, young people are also taught modern dance. The association has participated in foreign events several times.
The children of the city can sing in the Kinyinyek Choir or the Bartók Choir , both art groups belong to the Makó Primary School. The awards won by the choirs include the Golden Qualification of Csongrád County at the Singing Youth County Concert, the Bartók Choir won the title of Choir of the Year in 2007 . The adults are represented by the Makó City Mixed Choir , which was established in 1988 . was established on October 15 and operates with 40 people. In addition to participating in city events, the choir also performs abroad.