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AmCham anniversary gala in Hungarian Parliament

AmCham Hungary 30-year Anniversary Gala

Nov 15, 2019

The American Chamber of Commerce Hungary (AmCham), one of the strongest independent, self-sustaining, nonprofit organizations in the country and the region, celebrated its 30th anniversary on November 14 with a gala attended by 450 Hungarian and international investors, executives and decision-makers in the upper house of Hungarian Parliament. The Chamber was established in 1989 to […]

Colombia bicentennial reception in Budapest

Colombia Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

Aug 2, 2019

It was 200 years ago that Simon Bolívar invaded Colombia and defeated Spanish forces in a decisive battle on August 7 1819 at Boyacá. In celebration of two centuries of independence, the Colombian Embassy is organizing a host of events across the Hungarian capital. The iconic Chain Bridge will be illuminated with the colors of […]

Europe Day in Budapest | Balázs Mohai /MTI

Europe Day celebrated

May 14, 2018

On the 14th anniversary of Hungary's accession to the European Union, a day-long festival was held in Budapest this Sunday. It was for the fifth time that a running race also took place - this time, the distance was 14 kilometers.

President Áder at the Rákoskeresztúr cemetery on November 4

National day of mourning

Nov 4, 2016

November 4, the day when the anti-Stalinist uprising and revolution was crushed in 1956 by Soviet troops, is a day of mourning in Hungary. The country's president, János Áder attended a ceremony in Budapest's 18th district, Rákoskeresztúr.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán speaking in front of Hungarian Parliament | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Speeches and whistles at 1956 commemoration

Oct 24, 2016

Commemorations were held in Budapest on October 23 to mark the 60th anniversary of the popular uprising against the Stalinist regime in 1956. PM Viktor Orbán warned of the 'Sovietization' of the EU while the opposition called for him to be toppled.

IOC President Thomas Bach (on the left) and HOC President Zsolt Borkai in Budapest | Péter Szalmás /

Hungarian Olympic Committee 120 years old

Dec 14, 2015

The Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) celebrates the 120th anniversary of its establishment on December 19th this year. On this occasion, a gala evening took place in the Hungarian Opera House with the participation of IOC President Thomas Bach.

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Budapest Airport 65th anniversary

May 7, 2015

It was 65 years ago on this day that the new airport of the Hungarian capital commenced operation. On May 7, 1950, a Li-2 passenger aircraft flew to Ferihegy from nearby Budaörs Airport. This marked the beginning of civil aviation at Budapest Airport.

Commemoration at the 70th anniversary of the death of Miklós Radnóti in Abda

Hungarian poet remembered at death anniversary

Nov 10, 2014

A commemoration was held this Sunday, marking the 70th death anniversary of poet and Holocaust victim Miklós Radnóti, considered to be one of the great poets in this country. He is believed to have been shot dead during a death march in 1944.

PM Viktor Orbán at the 25th anniversary of the Pan-European picnic near Fertõrákos

25th anniversary of the Pan-European picnic

Aug 19, 2014

The Pan-European picnic that eventually led to the fall of the Iron Curtain was celebrated with a family day on the Hungarian side of the border on the 25th anniversary of the August 19, 1989 event and with a conference in the nearby town of Sopron.

Gergely Prõhle and Hans Niessl | Csaba Krizsán/MTI

The importance of inter-regional cooperation

Aug 14, 2014

At the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Iron Curtain, Gergely Prõhle of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities said that freedom consists in small, practical things and depends on how common paths are built, what kind of joint cultural events are organized.


Happy Birthday, Liszt!

Liszt concerts in Bayreuth, Paris, Prague, Vienna, Vilnius and Seoul: It seems that the whole world has listened to Liszt tunes on the eve of the Hungarian pianist and composer's 200th birthday on October 22.


Rippl-Rónai on Chocolate Paper

This year, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of József Rippl-Rónai, one of the greatest Hungarian painters. Throughout the year, his works can be seen on drapes, on lamp-standards, on souvenirs and even on chocolate wrapping.

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The Triumphal Origin Legend of 'Tin Lizzie'

Alica Árvay
Feb 3, 2011

As with all origin legends, this is the truth about the conveyor belt, the mass manifacturing and Tin Lizzie. All in all, the flagship innovations of the modern time civilization derive from of one single basis: they all have Hungarian origin. Yesterday was the 130th birth anniversary of the father of these innovations.

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