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Ambassador David Nájera with the Mexican national flag

Mexican National Day in Budapest

Sándor Laczkó
Sep 12, 2020

The Mexican Embassy in Budapest held a commemorative ceremony on the occasion of the 210th anniversary of the start of the Mexican War of Independence. The celebration in the garden of the Embassy began with the ceremonial hoisting of the country's flag, which was followed by a minute of silence in the memory of Mexicans […]

Italian Republic Day

Jun 2, 2020

On June 2, 2020, Italians celebrate the 74th anniversary of the foundation of the Italian Republic. As Ambassador Massimo Rustico puts it, this day also means “sharing and constantly living values such as justice, democracy, equality and solidarity,” especially in such an extraordinary and dramatic moment of history as this one due to the COVID-19 […]

India Celebrates Independence Day in Budapest

Aug 15, 2019

The Embassy of the Republic of India held a ceremony this Thursday morning at the Embassy in the Buda Hills to celebrate the country's 73rd Independence Day with "all Indian nationals, persons of Indian origin, friends of India in Hungary and the local press." The event began with a flag hoisting ceremony and the singing […]


Korean National Day reception in Budapest

Oct 7, 2015

The Korean Ambassador to Hungary, Yim Geun-Hyeong welcomed guests at the traditional Korean National Day reception held at the Korean Cultural Center in Budapest. This year, the reception was organized within the framework of the K-Culture Festival comprising several modern and traditional cultural events.


India Republic Day celebrated in Budapest

Jan 27, 2014

India's 65th Independence Day was celebrated in the Indian Cultural Center in Budapest this Sunday evening. The event was attended - at the invitation of Ambassador Malay Mishra - by members of the diplomatic corsp and those of the Indian community in Hungary. The guest of honor of the celebration was Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi. In the famework of the celebration, an exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi was also opened.


Brazilian National Day

Sep 9, 2013

The new Brazilain Ambassador to Hungary, Valter Pecly Moreira, invited guests to the Institute and Museum of Military History in the Buda Castle celebrate the Opening Reception of the Brazil Week on the occasion of the country's National Day.


India Independence Day

Aug 16, 2013

250-300 people accepted the invitation of the Indian Ambassador to Hungary, Gauri Shankar Gupta to the India House in Budapest to celebrate the 66th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of India as the country became an independent nation within the British Commonwealth on August 15, 1947.

The theme of the event was British innovation | _by Lázár Todoroff

Queen's Birthday Party

Jun 14, 2013

British Ambassador Jonathan Knott welcomed hundreds of guests to his residence in Budapest to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday. The special guest of the event was the Hungarian group ‘Attraction’ who won this year’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ show.


Polish Constitution Day

May 7, 2013

On the occassion of the May 3rd Constitution National Day, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Hungary, Roman Kowalski invited hundreds of guests to the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.
In his speech, Ambassador Kowalski stressed that the day of the 1791 Constitution, the first modern one in Europe, means a lot for the Polish people, they are proud of the anniversary as it reminds of them of the merits gained in the creation of a modern Europe and of modern democracy.
Hungarian Deputy PM Tibor Navracsics was of the view that the Polish constitution is about being Central European. He called for the member countries of the Visegrád Group, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, whose combined GDP would be the world’s 15th, to now form closer cooperation on the economic front “to achieve big results.”


The Queen's National Day message to Hungary

Aug 18, 2012

Her Majesty The Queen sends her best wishes to His Excellency Dr János Áder, President of Hungary on the occasion of Hungary's National Day.

“It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the Government and people of Hungary in the coming year.

Elizabeth R.”


South Africa Freedom Day

May 16, 2012

The South African ambassador to Hungary, Takalani Esther Netshitenzhe welcomed guests - diplomats, businesspeople and South African citizens living in Hungary - at the Gundel Restaurant in Budapest to celebrate her country's Freedom Day. This was the day in 1994 when the first democratic election was held in South Africa, i.e. an election when all adults could vote irrespective of their race, and the day in 1997 when the new constitution took effect.


Israel Independence Day

May 14, 2012

The Israeli ambassador to Hungary, Ilan Mor welcomed guests to the Syma Event and Concert Hall in Budapest to celebrate the 64th anniversary of his country’s independence. In his opening speech, the Ambassador stressed that relations between Hungary and Israel are amicable with “ties fed by past and present and looking into the future together.”
The highest ranking guest representing Hungary was State Secretary in the Foreign Ministry, Iván Bába. He and the other participants could enjoy a festive concert and a buffet dinner.

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