Sunday, April 8, 2012

H is for Holnemvolt

A little less than one week from now, Hungary will have it's second international storytelling festival!!!
That is one of the many reasons I have been so busy lately.

We organized the first Holnemvolt Festival last March; our goal was to introduce international storytelling to the Hungarian audiences. We had almost no funding, but we had a lot of volunteers; awesome people who helped us arrange everything in time! We had amazing storytellers from all over the world, and a lot of fun!

And this year, we are doing it again!
Unfortunately, I don't get to go home for the festival this year. But I will be following everything that happens next weekend!
In the meantime, here are some links:

My blog about last year's festival: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Our Facebook page (with pictures and the introductions of our performers in Hungarian and English)

Our YouTube channel (with videos in various languages)

By the way, Holnemvolt is Hungarian for 'Once upon a time'.
(Well, technically, our stories start with 'Egyszer volt, hol nem volt' - which means 'There was, and there wasn't')

Only one week to go!


  1. Love your A to Z theme on fairy tales--and particularly your information about Hungarian ones. I hadn't heard of the Hungarian take on magicians until your G posting. Thanks so much for the education! :)

  2. A storytelling festival...I'd love to go to one of those.

  3. I wish we had things like this where I live. Nothing is better than hearing a good story.

  4. If you tell me where you live, I can hook you up with some storytelling events :) Or at least I can try.