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End-of-Term International Cultural Event at the University of Sopron

On December 5, 2023, the University of Sopron marked the conclusion of the term with an enchanting and culturally rich international event. The focus was on embracing diversity and fostering cultural understanding among students.


The event began with an insightful exploration of Hungarian Mikulás traditions as Christmas and the gift-giving season start with the Saint Nicholas feast day on 6 December after the Santa-like figure, or Hungarian version of saint Nicholas, mikulás (or Szent miklós) visits the homes of Hungarian children on the night of 5 December. Attendees had learned the Mikulás song and had the unique opportunity to meet Mikulás in person, creating an engaging and festive atmosphere. Students were delighted to receive chocolates from Mikulás, adding a sweet touch to the cultural exchange.

uni-sopron-2023-santa-event 2.jpgStudents from Thailand, Morocco, and Russia took the stage to present captivating insights into their respective cultures. The presentations included country presentations by students from Thailand, Portugal, and Morocco and also vibrant descriptions of New Year celebrations in Russia. These presentations offered a glimpse into the diverse backgrounds of our international student body.

The event was further enriched by soulful musical performances. Students from Morocco, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Nigeria graced the stage with melodious songs, showcasing the diversity of musical traditions across different cultures.

 The performances not only entertained but also served as a powerful means of cultural expression.
The end-of-term international cultural event received overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees. Participants appreciated the immersive experience of learning about Mikulás traditions, enjoying delicious treats, and gaining insights into various global cultures. The event successfully created a sense of unity and appreciation for diversity among the student community.








The 5th of December will be remembered as a day of cultural exchange and celebration at the University of Sopron. The event not only provided a platform for students to share their cultural heritage but also fostered a spirit of unity and understanding. As we bid farewell to the term, the memories of this international cultural event will linger, serving as a testament to the rich tapestry of our global student community.

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Noor Roziana – Stipendium Hungaricum PhD student

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