The Azerbaijani capital, Baku, is hosting the Days of Hungary on March 16-17, Trend Life reports.

The Days of Hungary includes a series of events to present history, culture, art of Hungary in Azerbaijan. The events’ organizer is the Hungarian embassy in Azerbaijan.

As part of the Days of Hungary, the Boulevard Hotel Baku hosted a fashion show and presentation of Hungarian cuisine. The event was attended by Aniko Levai, spouse of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as well as prominent public figures, representatives of science, culture and art, representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Azerbaijan.

Before the event’s official opening ceremony, Hungary’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Imre Laszloczki told reporters that as part of the Days of Hungary, the Library of Azerbaijan’s National Academy of Sciences hosted the presentation of Imre Madach’s “The Tragedy of Man” book, published in Azerbaijani language.

Meanwhile, the Nizami Cinema Center demonstrated a movie based on this book and the International Mugham Center hosted a concert program, during which Hungarian folk music was sounded.

The diplomat noted that relations between Hungary and Azerbaijan are at a high level. There are quite strong relations at the level of the two countries’ ministries, added Laszloczki.

During the fashion show, titled “FolkTREND”, the Hungarian brands manufacturing clothing and adornments - Zema, Anni Pastor, Meyke, Romani, Igéző, Innoé – were presented.

Alongside with the Hungarian designers, famous Azerbaijani designer, winner of the European Fashion Award-2016 Fakhriya Khalafova also showcased her collection during the event.

Khalafova in her collection used national Azerbaijani ornaments and national symbols, which made the collection unique.

The Azerbaijani designer noted that the event’s main aim is the demonstration of folk costumes in a modern interpretation.

After the fashion show, guests were invited to another hall, where they could taste the Hungarian cuisine.

It should be noted that Hungarian cuisine is distinguished by a wide variety of meat dishes, using seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, dairy products and cheese.

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