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Arpadian and Germanic Graves Found in Tatabánya

Jan 20, 2023

Several Árpád-period (11th-13th century) graves, a Germanic warrior buried with swords and house traces from the early Iron Age have been found in a small area in Tatabánya, west of Budapest, the director of the city museum told MTI. According to archaeologist Gabriella Pál, the area was once a prominent sandy mound at the junction […]

Photo Exhibition in the Garden of the National Museum

Oct 22, 2022

An outdoor photo exhibition – Hope and Drama - Hungary '56 – opened on Saturday in the garden of the Hungarian National Museum (MNM) in Budapest. The exhibition commemorates the heroes of the 1956 revolution and the solidarity of the Polish people. The exhibition, organized by the museum, the National Remembrance Committee and the Polish […]

Football Legend Ferenc Puskás Commemorated in Budapest

Aug 22, 2022

A commemoration ceremony was held at the stadium named after the world-famous Hungarian footballer Puskás Ferenc on Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of the naming ceremony of the Puskás Arena. At the event, Hungarian State Secretary for Sport, Ádám Schmidt, quoted Brazilian football star Pelé who had said that Puskás would have been the […]

33rd Anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic

Aug 19, 2022

The Municipality of Sopron and the Pan-European Picnic '89 Foundation held a commemorative event to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic and the border breakthrough in the Pan-European Picnic Memorial Park in Sopronpuszta, NW Hungary. The commemoration was addressed by Sopron Mayor Ciprián Farkas; the Head of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Hungary, Michael […]

Roman Style Boat Passes through Budapest

Aug 15, 2022

A replica of a 4th-century guard boat cruises the Roman-heritage settlements along the River Danube. The special ship passed through Budapest in the morning and docked at the University of Technology and Economics. The aim of the project is to interpret the Danube as a route linking the former Roman Empire. This will include research […]

Raoul Wallenberg Commemoration in Budapest

Jan 17, 2022

We must not give in to the temptation to forget, as "common remembrance is the future of all of us," András Heisler, the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (Mazsihisz), said at a commemoration ceremony on Monday to mark the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Budapest ghetto and the disappearance […]

Tree Planted to Honor Ángel Sanz Briz in Budapest

Nov 12, 2021

On the occasion of Ángel Sanz Briz Day, next to the monument at the Avenue that bears the name of the Spanish diplomat who saved the lives of thousands of Jews in Hungary during World War II, the Spanish Ambassador to Hungary, Anunciada Fernández de Córdova and the mayor of Budapest's District 3, László Kiss, […]

October 6, Memorial Day in Hungary

Oct 6, 2021

On this day in 1849, thirteen Hungarian rebel generals were executed by the Austrian Empire in the city of Arad, then part of the Kingdom of Hungary (now in Romania), after the Hungarian War of Independence (1848–1849). The same day, Hungary's first prime minister was executed in Pest. The national flag was ceremonially raised on […]

Book on the 'Angel of Budapest' Published

Jun 14, 2021

This Monday, the Embassy of Spain in Budapest presented the book 'The Spanish Diplomat' written by Dr. Erzsébet Dobos. It tells how Ángel Sanz Briz saved the lives of of over 5,200 Hungarian Jews in Budapest in 1944. Last week marked 41 years since the death, in Rome, of Ángel Sanz Briz who, in 1944, […]

Benyovszky Memorial Year Begins

May 25, 2021

Scientific publications, conferences, new Benyovszky sculptures, a commemorative stamp issued by the Hungarian Post Office and the premiere of a musical about Benyovszky are also part of the program of the Benyovszky Memorial Year, organised to mark the 280th anniversary of the birth and 235th anniversary of the death of Hungarian adventurer and explorer Móric […]

Capital Circus of Budapest 130 Years Old

May 8, 2021

Budapest's first permanent circus opened on May 7, 1891 in the City Park. The popular establishment has undergone major changes over the years, with a succession of owners, several tenants and two complete renovations. The plan to open a circus was already in the minds of the decision-makers of the capital in 1888, but the […]

Budapest Millennium Underground Railway 125 Years Old

May 2, 2021

In Budapest, the millennium underground railway, the first underground tram on the continent, was launched on May 2, 1896. Even Franz Joseph I of Austria took a trip on the underground tram constructed for the opening of the monumental, millennial exhibition spanning across Hungary. In the course of its construction, state-of-the-art solutions in architecture were […]

Embassy Seeks Descendants of 'Los Desaparecidos'

Mar 24, 2021

On March 24, the 45th anniversary of the civil-military coup that institutionalized 'state terrorism', through the kidnapping, torture, murder and forced disappearance of tens of thousands of inhabitants of the Argentine Republic, the country's government launches the 'Campaign for the Right to Identity'. The Argentine Ambassador to Hungary, Hernán María Patiño Mayer, calls attention to […]

Hungarian Olympic Committee 125 Years Old

Dec 22, 2020

The Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) celebrates the 125th anniversary of its foundation this month. It was established at the meeting of a committee made up of the officials of Budapest sports clubs on December 19, 1895. Hungary's national Olympic Committee was the sixth in the world to be formed, following the French, Greek, American, German […]

National Flag at Half Mast

Nov 4, 2020

The Hungarian national flag was hoisted with military honor and then lowered to half-mast in Kossuth Lajos Square in front of the Parliament this Thursday on the 64th anniversary of the suppression by Soviet troops of the 1956 Hungarian uprising. The ceremony took place in the presence of the Hungarian Minister of Defense, Tibor Benkő. […]

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