In order to celebrate the 4,342nd anniversary of the National Foundation in Hungary, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Budapest invited guests to the Hotel Marriott in the Hungarian capital. The national day celebration was this time tied to an exhibition of Korean gastronomy.
According to legend, the nation that all Koreans originate from was established by a mythic (half-god, half human) being, Tangun in 2333 B.C.E. October 3rd every year, National Foundation Day, white-robed believers make a pilgrimage to Mani-san on Kangwa-do in celebration of the birth of Tangun and his dedicated service and instruction to the Korean people.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Hungary and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Suh Chung-ha gave a reception to diplomats, government officials and other distinguished guests this Wednesday evening. The event also offered guests the opportunity to taste and experience Korean gastronomic delights prepared by the best Korean chefs.
As ambassador Suh Chung-ha pointed out in his speech, the art of Korean traditional cooking represents yet another remarkable cultural expression of Korea , of its traditions and the lifestyle of its people. The event also included traditional music and dance performances, cooking demonstration and exhibitions.