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March of the Living Held in Budapest

May 5, 2024

The annual March of the Living event was held in Budapest this Sunday. Participants in the 20th annual walk in memory of the victims of the Holocaust marched from the Dohány Street Synagogue to the square in front of Keleti Railway Station, where speakers commemorated the terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 last year, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 2018 March of the Living in Budapest | Márton Mónus /MTI

March of the Living in Budapest

May 14, 2018

In commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust, thousands of people walked across the river Danube and along the embankment of the river in the traditional 'March of the Living'. Speakers of the event talked about the importance of rememberance.

The unveiling of the Smolensk memorial in Budapest | Gergely Botár/

Smolensk memorial in Budapest

Apr 6, 2018

A memorial to the former Polish president Lech Kaczyñski and the other victims of the Smolensk (Russia) tragedy in 2010 was unveiled in Budapest this Friday in the presence of Jaroslaw Kaczyñski, the brother of Lech Kaczynski.

March of the Living 2017 in Budaoest | Bea Kallos / MTI

March of the Living

Apr 16, 2017

Thousands of people participated in the 'March of the Living', commemorating the victims of the Holocaust in Budapest this Sunday afternoon, remembering the 550,000 Hungarian Jews who died during the Holocaust.

Former Real Madrid teammates at Ferenc Puskás' bust in Valdedeblas (Real Madrid's training center)

Puskás remembered in Madrid

Nov 17, 2016

Ten years after his death, and coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, the figure of Ferenc Puskás was the object of an emotional tribute that took place on Monday at the stadium where he concluded his legend.

Participants of the March of the Living in the streets of Budapest | Tamás Kovács / MTI

March of the Living in Budapest

Apr 17, 2016

Thousands marched in the streets of the Hungarian capital Sunday to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The march is the largest civic demonstration against racism, anti-Semitism and neo-Nazi and anti-democratic movements in Hungary.

State Secretary in the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Painting in the memory of Paris victims

Apr 5, 2016

A painting made jointly by Hungarian artist László Albert and French artist Marie-Claude Eisenbeth-Combeau to commemorate the victims of the terror attacks in Paris last November has been presented in Kaposvár, western Hungary this Tuesday.

Hungarian State Secretary for European Affairs

Hungary committed to fight anti-Semitism

Jan 29, 2016

Hungary is fully committed to the fight against anti-Semitism, and takes a zero tolerance stance against anti-Semitic manifestations, Hungarian state secretary Szabolcs Takács pointed out at the UN ceremony held in remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust.


Real Madrid minute of silence for widow of Puskás

Aug 18, 2015

Players wore black armbands paying respect - along with spectators - in the the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid Tuesday night to the memory of Erzsébet Hunyadvári, the widow of legendary Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskás. She passed away last week.

Hungarian State Folk Ensemle in the Buda Castle at the 'Day of National Unity' | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Government holds 'Day of National Unity'

Jun 4, 2015

The Day of National Unity, according to the intentions of the current Hungarian government that introduced in 2010, marks the signing of the Treaty of Trianon that - following Hungary being on the losing side in World War I - reduced the country in size and population.

Commemoration in the Kozma Street Cemetery on January 26 | Gergely Botár /

Glory to the Jewish Heroes of the Great War

Jan 26, 2015

As part of the commemorations related to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day of January 27, a ceremony was held - with the participation of dignitaries - to mark the renovation of WWI graves in the Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery in Budapest.

Recalling the Pan-European picnic of 1989 | Noémi Bruzák / MTI

Europe’s freedom commemorated in Sopron

Jun 30, 2014

The 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Iron Curtain was celebrated near Sopron, NW Hungary, where the barbed wire was cut in 1989 to begin the demolition of the closed border. This symbolic gesture is remembered today by a memorial stone.

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