Around 2,800 Events Take Place in European Capital of Culture Program
About 2,800 events have taken place in the framework of the Veszprem-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture program, Regional Development Minister Tibor Navracsics said in Veszprém on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.
Until the end of August, Veszprem hosted 1,608 events and 1,192 took place at other locations in the region, Navracsics said. The program of events will continue until the end of the year, he added.
Over 2.2 million guests spent nights at tourism accommodations in the region in the year till the end of August. The number of guest nights spent by foreign visitors climbed 8% from the same period a year earlier.
The European Union designates European Capitals of Culture each year to highlight the diversity of cultures in Europe and celebrate the cultural features Europeans share. The other cities sharing the designation in 2023 are Elefsina, Greece, and Timisoara, in Romania.
The city of Pécs in the southern part of Hungary was a European Capital of Culture in 2010.
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