Budaörs Passion-plays

Budaörs Passion-play, treating the story of Christ's sufferings, was initially performed in 1933, based on the plans and scenario of school-teacher Géza Bató and parish-priest Miklós Aubermann. This performance became so famous between the two world wars that many people came from far to see it in its wonderful natural environment at Kőhegy.

Bringing about this performance was a great example of how locals could join their forces: they organised a public fund-raising to collect the required amount, 32 thousand Pengős, and all scenery, accessories, costumes - and even the stage and the theatre - were made here, on their own. However, what was even more astonishing was that the play itself was performed by amateur actors - simple fruit-farming villagers and their children living in Budaörs at that time.

The event was renewed in 1996, staged according to the original script, found by András Bató, the author's grandson. Since then, it has been organised every third year in German and Hungarian languages at en emblematic point of the city, the Kőhegy, situated at a mere kilometre from the centre. Ever since the performance was renewed in 1996, the Municipality of the City of Budaörs has been a distinguished sponsor of this event.

Budaörs Passion-play continues to be an example of how locals can co-operate. It has been realised with the help of the municipality, the German ethnic municipality, the association created to keep the tradition of the Passion-play alive and a number of voluntary and professional contributors. Amateur actors - children and adults living in Budaörs -, as well as almost every player of local music life continue to play decisive parts in the performance.

Flower carpet at Corpus Christi

A spectacular sight of the city two weeks after Whitsunday. Formerly, the designated route was almost 2 km long and 2 m wide. This not-so-small surface was covered with petals for the event. The same thing happens today around the Catholic church in the same glory as before.