Népkör Hungarian Cultural Centre


The Subotica-based Népkör Hungarian Cultural Centre is the oldest, continuously operating cultural organisation in Vojvodina. It was established on 15 October 1871. At present, Népkör has about 500 members active in the following groups: folklore group (folk dance, folk music and folk songs), Sándor Oláh Painting Group, school of drawing, decorating art group, drama group for children and adults and the Aranykapu (Golden Gate) Playhouse. Owing to its versatile and high quality activities, Népkör was awarded the Pro Urbe Award in 2002, which is the highest social award in the city of Subotica, while in 2011 the center was granted the For Minorities Award by the Prime Minister of Hungary. Népkör has been the proud guardian of traditions for 150 years.

As a regional organization, the Népkör Hungarian Cultural Center provides community-building and community-building programs in the fields of culture, public education and education, providing opportunities for the development of Hungarian identity throughout the year: engaging in cultural participation some 500 members; crafts making, acting, dancing groups.

Over the past several years the modalities and programs evolved to preserve and develop the use of mother tongue, musical mother tongue, and community belonging. Its purpose is to speak spoken and musical mother tongue and the related manual and subconscious content. And in terms of its effects, taking into account the child's developmental stages, it provides a foundation for aesthetic education that, among other things, focuses on preserving and carrying on the values of the past, teaching children how to interact in the community, as one of its most important effects is to encourage the child's being to develop an independent set of values.

Népkör Hungarian Cultural Center (Subotica) and the local government of Subotica have jointly been organizing Interetno Festival each year in August since 2002. Culture, tradition, cultural values. These are the three core concepts of this festival, which is one of the largest traditional events in the Vojvodina Province. From the beginnings, the ever evolving festival tries to emphasize the importance of folklore and folk art through dance groups and bands who perform folk music and folk dance at very high standards.