The heart of Debrecen made of gingerbread was set up this year at the Gyula Kenézy Hospital at the Epidemiological section where Coronavirus patients are being treated, with this symbolic step I would like to express the support of the citizens of Debrecen for healthcare workers – announced the mayor of Civisváros on Friday.
László Papp said that, according to the tradition of recent years, the “heart of the city of Debrecen”, which embodies love and giving, was set up on the first Sunday of Advent.
The huge heart of hundreds of gingerbread was first made in 2017 by László Radics, the gingerbread master of Debrecen, the Master of Folk Art and his son Zoltán Radics, remembering that 200 years ago, in 1817, Swiss-born Caderas Wioland settled in Debrecen for confectionery.
Due to the epidemic situation, Advent programs and the Advent fair in Debrecen will not happen this year, so preparing for the holiday and recharging oneself is especially important to reach healthcare workers as much as possible, who stand heroically against the coronavirus 24 hours a day all over the country
– said the mayor.
László Papp thanked the doctors and nurses for their sacrificial work, which, as he pointed out, he himself had experienced a few days ago when he was struggling with the disease.
Edit Bódor, Managing Director of Phoenix Event Organizer, indicated: next to the gingerbread heart, hundreds of packages of handcrafted meat, cheese, coffee and tea products, cakes, Debrecen bejglije, Debrecen Bread and products of honey and horseradish were collected, donations were made and the nurses received them.