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Korean National Day reception in Budapest
| October 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.
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India Republic Day celebrated in Budapest
| January 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.
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Brazilian National Day
| September 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.
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India Independence Day
| August 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.
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Queen's Birthday Party
| June 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.
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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.”
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The Queen's National Day message to Hungary
| August 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.”
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American Embassy celebrates July 4th in Budapest
| July 6, 2012
The Embassy of the United states of America in Budapest held its traditional Independence Day celebrations at the Táncsics compund in the Buda Castle in Budapest this week with hundreds of guests invited by Ambassador Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis.
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Independence Day of the Philippines celebrated
| June 22, 2012
The Ambassador of the Philippines to Hungary, Eleanor Lumbes Jaucian welcomed guests in the Hotel Sofitel Chain Bridge to celebrate the annual national holiday of her country, commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on 12 June 1898.
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Queen Birthday Party by UK Ambassador
| June 19, 2012
Hundreds of guests attended the the official birthday party of Queen Elizabeth II in hungary in the garden of the residence of the British ambassador to Hungary, Jonathan Knott. This year, the occasion coincided with the Queen's Jubilee.
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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.
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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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Polish Constitution Day
| May 7, 2012
The Polish ambassador to Hungary, Roman Kowalski welcomed guests, including members of the diplomatic community and businesspeople, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest to celebrate his country's Constitution Day.
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Koninginnedag at the Dutch residence
| April 27, 2012
Dutch Ambassador Robert Milders welcomed hundreds of guests in the garden of his residence in the Buda Hills Thursday evening for a reception to honor Koninginnedag, the Queen's Birthday.

Originally, Koninginnedag was celebrated on the birthday of the queen,
Queen's day is nowadays celebrated on the birthday of the late Queen-mother (Juliana).
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Kuwait Independence and Liberation Day
| February 23, 2012
Kuwait's Ambassador to Hungary, Abdulhamid Al-Failakawi welcomed guests to the Hotel Marriott in Budapest to celebrate the country's Independence Day, Liberation Day and the anniversary of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's inauguration.
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Kosovo Day of Independence
| February 16, 2012
The Kosovar Ambassador to Hungary, Shkendije Geci Sherifi invited guests to the Hotel Intercontinental in Budapest to celebrate her country's Day of Independence - an independence that was declared in Pristina in 2008.
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Australia Day celebration
| January 26, 2012
The Australian Ambassador to Hungary, John Griffin has invited guests to his new residence in the Buda Hills to celebrate Australia Day, the official national day of Australia. The Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788 and the proclamation at that time of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of New Holland.
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Finnish Independence Day
| December 6, 2011
The Finnish Ambassador to Hungary, Jari Vilén hosted a reception Monday evening on the occasion of Finland's independence day, a national public holiday held on December 6 to celebrate Finland's declaration of independence from the Russian Empire. As the holiday season is getting near, guests were entertained by a mixed choir singing in Finnish and Swedish. Since the 'original' Santa Claus is of Finnish origin by the name of Jolopukki, he was also present - accompanied by a female Santa Claus!
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Polish Independence Day
| November 10, 2011
Hundreds of guests gathered Thursday evening in the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest's Heroes' Square to celebrate the Day of Polish Independence at the invitation of Poland's Ambassador to Hungary, Roman Kowalski.

In his speech, Ambassador Kowalski stressed that "Freedom has always been for us, Polish people, a motor of activity, a priceless value for which we were and still are able to sacrifice a lot. That’s why this day – an anniversary of retrieving independence by Poland has a special dimension for us. Although it is a very joyful day, it also has a dimension full of reflection. It is also a day of remembering of those who paid the highest price for Polish independence."

He added that "93 years ago Poland returned to the map of Europe after 123 years and now how symbolic is 11th November 2011 when Poland is holding the rotating Presidency in the Council of the European Union and it turns out that in many aspects in Europe we are given as an ex ample to be followed. We are proud of this and we know that today the success of Europe becomes a guarantee of our independence."
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Turkish national day
Sándor Laczkó | October 28, 2011
A large number of guests gathered in the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest Thursday evening at the invitation of the Turkish Ambassador to Hungary, Kemal Gür to celebrate the Turkey's national day.
The celebration was held to coincide with the opening of an exhibition about Hungarianss in Turkey. In his speech, the Hungarian Minister of National Resources Miklós Réthelyi talked about the hundreds of years of frienship connecting the two peoples.
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Queen sends National Day greetings to Hungary
Sándor Laczkó | August 18, 2011
Message from Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of Hungarian National Day

Her Majesty The Queen has congratulated His Excellency President Pál Schmitt on the occasion of the Hungarian National Day on 20 August.

"On the occasion of your National Day, it gives me much pleasure in sending Your Excellency my warmest greetings, together with my best wishes for every success for the people of the Republic of Hungary in the coming year."

Elizabeth R.
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French National Day
Sándor Laczkó | July 15, 2011
Hundreds of guests gathered at the residence in Budapest of the French Ambassador on July 14th for a reception on the occasion of the French National Day to enjoy the hospitality of Ambassador René Roudaut.

France celebrates Bastille Day as a national holiday on July 14 every year which was known as Fete Nationale or le quatorze juillet. Bastille Day is celebrated to commemorate the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. Storming of the Bastille, a fortress-prison which housed many political prisoners, arms and ammunition, symbolized uprising by the oppressed people in France and end of Monarchy in the country.
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