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Mensa HungarIQa Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Mar 20, 2023

Mensa HungarIQa Association, the group of the most intelligent 2% of Hungarians, celebrates its 30th birthday this Monday. To mark the anniversary, the organization will promote intelligence and the importance of problem-solving thinking with a series of national events, IQ days and a range of test-taking opportunities. Over the past 30 years, Mensa HungarIQa has […]

Budapest 150 Series of Events Gets Underway

Jan 24, 2023

The Budapest 150 program series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unification of the Hungarian capital has begun with the announcement of the Budapest Nyitány (Budapest Overture) composition competition and the awards ceremony of the Budapest Drama Competition. Mayor Gergely Karácsony said at the event on Tuesday at the Örkény Theater that Budapest was not […]

Hungary's First National Park Celebrates 50 Years

Jan 14, 2023

The first national park in Hungary was established in 1973 to preserve and protect the unique natural and ethnographic values of the Hortobágy area in the northeastern part of the Great Hungarian Plain. The creation of the Hortobágy National Park was helped by a Pro Natura Memorandum submitted to the government and signed by 21 […]

John von Neumann Memorial Year

Jan 6, 2023

The world-famous Hungarian mathematician János Neumann (also known as John von Neumann) would be 120 years old this year. On the occasion of the jubilee year, the John von Neumann Society, which bears his name, is preparing a series of commemorative events throughout the year with the aim of making make the von Neumann heritage […]

Budapest 150: Anniversary Program Series Launched

Nov 17, 2022

Man of the City, Pro Urbe and other honors were awarded at a ceremony held on Thursday at the City Hall on the occasion of the Capital Day, which also marked the the start of a two-year series of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the unification of Budapest, the state news agency MTI reports. […]

Best-Known Hungarian Pharmacist Born 150 Years ago

Sep 23, 2022

It was 150 years ago, on September 23, 1872 that a well-known pioneer of the Hungarian pharmaceutical industry, Gedeon Richter was born. Today, the Budapest-based company bearing his name is present in 50 countries of the world. In 1901, Gedeon Richter bought the Sas Pharmaceutical Factory in Budapest, where he set up a laboratory for […]

3rd Anniversary of the Danube Tourist Boat Tragedy

May 29, 2022

A memorial service was held on the third anniversary of the tragedy of the Hableány (‘Mermaid’)  river cruise boat on Sunday in Budapest, at the memorial to the victims of the disaster at the Pest end of Margaret Bridge, where Péter András Sztáray, Minister of State for Security Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

Budapest District Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Feb 7, 2022

Erzsébetváros ('Elizabethtown'), Budapest's smallest district and at the same time that of the largest population density, turns 140 this Monday. It was on February 7, 1882, that is, exactly 140 years ago today that the name of the 7th district, which had been separated from Terézváros (today's District 6) and named after the beloved Queen […]

Embracing Domestic Products and the Environment

Aug 10, 2021

SPAR Hungary has been an important player in the Hungarian economy and retail trade for three decades. As one of the largest employers in Hungary, it provides jobs for nearly 13,000 people and supports family businesses, producers and farmers operating in Hungary. The company, which is celebrating its anniversary, adapts to consumer needs by keeping […]

Budapest Zoo 155 Years Old

Aug 9, 2021

The Budapest Zoo celebrated its 155th anniversary with a variety of activities this past week-end. Located in the City Park, the institution offered guided tours, lectures and concerts from Saturday to Monday. One of the oldest zoos in the world, it opened on August 9, 1866 to the sound of the noon bell. Its 'birthday' […]

Collector Coin To Honor Győr's 750th Anniversary

Jun 17, 2021

To honor the 750th anniversary of Győr, NW Hungary, becoming a royal town, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank is issuing a special non-ferrous metal collector coin of HUF 750 making a reference to the anniversary. With 40,000 pieces, an unusually high number of the coin will be minted. The coin was designed by sculptor Ferenc Lebó […]

25 Years of Michelin in Hungary

Jun 16, 2021

Michelin celebrates its 25th anniversary in Hungary in 2021. Since 1996, when the Michelin Group acquired Taurus, the company has been offering sustainable mobility solutions in Hungary. A press statement by the company says that Michelin supports its employees, customers and local communities in a responsible and environmentally friendly way through significant investments and a […]

Collector Coins to Honor Weather Service Anniversary

Sep 25, 2020

The National Bank of Hungary has issued a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 and its non-ferrous metal version of HUF 2,000 to mark the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian Meteorological Service on September 25, 2020. For the first time in the history of central bank issuances of […]

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