On May 14, 2022, students studying in the Hungarian Language and Cultural Studies, as well as the Hungarology programme, took part in a study trip to Bugac, which is also known as the “little brother” of the world-famous “Hungarian puszta”, that is, the Hortobágy.
The group started their journey in a horse-drawn carriage at the Shepherd Museum in Bugac, where Gergő Lajkó was the exhibition guide. After a spontaneous presentation on historical costumes, the group watched a show of the Bugaci horse-herders, including the deservedly famous “Puszta Ötös”, where the horse-herder stands on two horses and directs three.
After lunch in the Karikás Csárda, the group visited the Kiskun (Little Cumania) Memorial Park in Szankon, where they could see an interactive exhibition about the life and traditions of the Cumans. At the end of the full-day programme, the students took part in a lecture on the viticulture and wines of the Great Plain wine region in one of the rebuilt farms in Little Cumania. The interesting and meaningful day ended with some dancing to live music.