The Office of the Defense Attaché of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC, in cooperation with the So Others Might Eat (SOME) charity group, organized a food drive aid titled Operation Charity on Sunday, December 4.
The world premiere of the Ferenc Németh Trio, the evening’s performance capped the Hungarian Embassy’s six-week-long program of events commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.
On Wednesday, November 2, the Embassy of Hungary hosted a screening of the 2007 award-winning documentary “Torn from the Flag.” Nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Documentary, “Torn from the Flag” chronicles the historical legacy of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight and its subsequent influence on the international decline of Communism.
On the eve of the 60th Anniversary of 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, the Embassy of Hungary is pleased to announce its program of high-level diplomatic and cultural events to take place throughout the months of October and November in honor of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
On Wednesday, October 26, Hungarian cimbalom players Kálmán Balogh and Miklós Lukács performed for guests at a special cimbalom concert held at the Embassy of Hungary in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. Organized by The Embassy Series, the concert was followed by a buffet dinner.
On Tuesday, October 25, the Embassy of Hungary hosted a screening of the 2006 award-winning documentary “Freedom’s Fury.” Narrated by the legendary Olympic CHampion Swimmer Mark Spitz, “Freedom’s Fury” tells the story of the 1956 Revolution and follows the Hungarian water polo team’s journey to the Olympic finals in 1956 where they faced the Soviet Union in the now infamous “Blood in the Water Match.”
On Sunday, October 23, Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi and the Embassy of Hungary hosted a reception in celebration and remembrance of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. In attendance for the special ceremony were Hungarian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade László Szabó and original 56er and member of the Hungarian Revolutionary Government Dr. Imre Tóth.
Washington, DC – On Sunday, October 16 the Embassy of Hungary hosted a VIP Gala Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian evolution and Freedom Fight. The Gala Evening was one of the Embassy’s premier events in celebration of the anniversary of the 1956 Revolution taking place from Tuesday, September 28 and Friday, November 4.
On Sunday, October 16 the Embassy of Hungary, in collaboration with Hungarian-American organizations across the Washington, D.C. area, erected a statue of the “Budapest Lad” to permanently commemorate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight on the special occasion of its 60th Anniversary.
On Monday, October 17, Ambassador of Hungary Dr. Réka Szemerkényi and leaders of Hungarian-American organizations across the Washington, DC area participated in the opening of the Special Exhibition at the United States Congress commemorating the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.