Embassy Hosts Open House in Celebration of European Month of Culture

Publicated on: May 18, 2016

On Saturday, May 14th the Embassy of Hungary hosted an Open House in conjunction with the 27 other member state embassies and the EU Delegation to the United States in Washington, D.C. Traditional Hungarian Goulash and Debrecziner sausage were served alongside copious amounts of Fröccs. The Embassy broke its previous attendance record by over 500 guests, reaching 3,500 attendees by late afternoon.

The 10th Annual EU Open House Series in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 14th met great success, with the Hungarian Embassy bringing together over 3,500 guests to experience and taste a touch of Hungarian culture.

Ambassador Szemerkényi has a look under the hood of the Audi

Throughout the day traditional dancers performed for embassy goers, complimented by classical Hungarian music. Guests were encouraged to join in and a few enthusiasts had the opportunity to learn a few steps. On display nearby was a far more sobering twelve panel exhibition in honor of the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution as well as the remembrance of those who lost their lives in the fight for freedom in October and November of 1956.

Also on display at this year's Open House was an Audi sports car, provided by a nearby dealership in recognition of Hungary's significant manufacturing and auto export industry. Guests had chance to look under the hood whilst simultaneously learning a little more about the Hungarian economy.

Tourists interested in travelling to Hungary had the opportunity to stop by and learn more first hand from Embassy diplomats

Last but not least, it has become a tradition in recent years to extend an open invite to Hungarian dog breed owners to stop by the Embassy. Famous for their dog-loving culture, this year's featured dog was the "Vizsla." Known as an exceptional sporting dog and a loyal companion, over a dozen Vizslas stopped to play and enjoy the fair weather.

A photo gallery of the event is available HERE.