The birthday of Attila József is dedicated to the celebration of poetry in Hungary

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The birthday of Attila József is dedicated to the celebration of poetry in Hungary | Expat Press Hungary Magazine

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Today is National Poetry Day in Hungary. The excellent Hungarian poet Attila József was born on this day, which has been National Poetry Day since 1964.

Let us celebrate this great day by listening one of his most beautiful poem Óda (Ode) in Hungarian.

Two amazing bonus videos for Hungarian Poetry Day:  

Oscar winning actress Judi Dench recites from the famous Hungarian poet, Miklós Radnóti. 

This rare video is a scene from Róbert Vas’ documentary entitled “My Homeland”, filmed in 1976. The film was transmitted by the BBC on the 20th anniversary of the crushing of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. The title of the poem is “Nem tudhatom” (‘I cannot know’).

Iain Lindsay, British Ambassador to Hungary, reading one of Attila József’s poems on 11 April 2016