Danube Day 2017 in Hungary

Planning is underway for Danube Day 2017. Details will be posted here in the spring. Read on for a summary of activities in 2016.

In 2016, around 2000 people took part in festivities in 5 towns and cities. At a cross-border event on the eastern border with Ukraine, the communities of Tiszakóród and Galabor came together for a joint day. Read more about it on Ukraine's page.

Several actions took place in Budapest. City residents were inspired with fun experiments, crafts, quizzes and music at a free family day on Children's Island. A Danube Passport game got children investigating river wildlife: handling reptiles, counting fish and crafting models to win Danube goodies. Families released 300 sterlets into the Danube and watched fire-boat demonstrations from the shore. Government, institute and NGO representatives attended an Interior Ministry's Danube Day conference, followed by a boat trip to view a shipping waste recycling facility and a restocking project reintroducing 6 tonnes of native fish.

Elsewhere, activities in and beside the river featured at events in Dunaszeg, GönyƱ and Lábatlan.

Further information

To see how all the countries celebrated last year, go to Review 2016. You can also revisit 13 years of Hungarian Danube Day celebrations via the general Review page.

For the latest news, please contact:

Ida Nagyne Sos of the Ministry of Rural Development on +36 1 795 3662;  ida.sos.nagyne@bm.gov.hu.