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Coin Issuance to Mark MNB Centenary

D&T
May 16, 2024

To honor the 100th anniversary of its foundation, the National Bank of Hungary ('Magyar Nemzeti Bank' - MNB) is issuing a 100-forint commemorative circulation coin at a ceremonial event. This anniversary also marks the foundation of the independent Hungarian financial system; therefore, the centenary is recorded by unique collector coins in addition to the circulation […]

The 20th Anniversary of Hungary's EU Membership

D&T
May 1, 2024

Following a referendum on accessing the European Union, held on April 12, 2003, Hungary – along with nine other countries – joined the EU twenty years ago, on May 1, 2004. At the referendum, which had a turnout of 45.6%, 83.8% of the voters cast their ballots in favor of EU membership and polls suggest […]

25th Anniversary of Hungary's NATO Membership

D&T
Mar 12, 2024

The 25th anniversary of Hungary's accession to NATO is commemorated on Tuesday in Independence, Missouri, where Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic officially joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on March 12, 1999. Twenty-five years ago on this day, Foreign Minister János Martonyi presented the instrument of Hungary's accession to US Secretary of State Madeleine […]

National Bank Celebrates 100th Anniversary This Year

D&T
Jan 2, 2024

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank – MNB), which is commemorating the past 100 years with special programs, events and publications. A Tuesday statement by MNB says that the independent national bank is one of the most important symbols of Hungary's sovereignty, and […]

Budapest Celebrates 150th Birthday

D&T
Nov 17, 2023

Today's Budapest was created on November 17, 1873. On January 1, 1873, Pest, Buda and Óbuda were united under the name of Budapest. On November 17, the new municipality took over the administration of the unified capital. On January 1, 1950, the municipalities around Budapest were annexed to form the so-called Greater Budapest, the population […]

Budapest 150: HUF 150 Ticket in Public Transport and Museum

D&T
Nov 15, 2023

On the 150th anniversary of the unification of Pest, Buda and Óbuda, this Friday, the Budapest Transport Center (BKK) is offering a HUF 150 day ticket, the company told MTI. On Friday, a HUF 150 ticket will allow you to visit the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the Underground Railway Museum, and the party tram […]

Budapest Children's Railway Anniversary

D&T
Apr 10, 2023

The Széchenyi Hill Children's Railway, celebrating its 75th anniversary, is expecting its passengers – families and former pioneer and children's railway passengers – with exciting program in the Buda Hills this Tuesday. According to a statement by MÁV Hungarian State Railways, they are preparing with vehicle demonstrations, craft activities, commemorations. A brass band consisting of […]

ESSCA Budapest Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Hungary

D&T
Mar 30, 2023

ESSCA, regarded as one of the best business schools in the world, has launched a series of celebrations to commemorate its 30th anniversary with an exclusive two-day event at the Kraft Gallery on Andrássy avenue in Budapest. The higher education institution, which has been ranked in the Financial Times' list among the best management courses […]

Mensa HungarIQa Celebrates 30th Anniversary

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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 […]

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