Celebration of “Hungarian Days in Spain” for their national day

The diplomat

The Embassy of Hungary presents a series of events as part of the Hungarian days in Spain, on the occasion of the Hungarian National Day, which is celebrated every October 23 to commemorate the 1956 Revolution and the creation of Third Hungarian Republic in 1989.

Invited by the Colegio Mayor Miraflores of Zaragoza, Ambassador Katalin Toth will give a lecture tomorrow Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Patio de la Infanta d’Ibercaja on current political, economic, tourist and cultural issues, within the framework of the Club of Nations program (the main element of the opening of the year academic).

On Tuesday 18 at 9:30 p.m. the film A tanú (The witness) will be screened as part of the Hungarian Film Club at Cine Embajadores (Glorieta Sta. María de la Cabeza, 5), a cinema considered the meeting point of Hungarian culture.

From the 18th to the 23rd of this month, the Intersección Festival of Contemporary Audiovisual Art will be held in A Coruña, a space for the visibility of innovative audiovisual creators, with the aim of showing the formal and conceptual diversity of contemporary artistic and audiovisual practices, reflecting their current dynamism. Hungary will be represented by the audiovisual artist Dora Benyo. The program will be followed by Vilmos Toth, Honorary Consul of Hungary in Spain.

A tribute to the memory of the heroes of the 1956 Hungarian revolution and the struggle for freedom will also take place on October 27 at the monument erected in memory of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the struggle for freedom in Madrid (Calle Sofia, 201). The monument is located in a park in the San Blas – Canillejas Las Rosas district of Madrid, next to Budapest Street, by decision of the Madrid City Council. The monument, titled Country, is the work of the Hungarian sculptor Zoltan Fodor-Lengyel, who, among other things, received the Golden Cross of Merit from the Republic of Hungary in 2017.

In Spain, unlike many countries in the world, there was no public monument to commemorate the Revolution and therefore no permanent place of memory. The Hungarian community in Spain has started collecting signatures to change the situation. The City Council of Madrid accepted this petition, unanimously adopting on March 30, 2016 a resolution to erect the monument by October 2016, thus paying homage to the memory of the heroes of the Revolution.

On October 24 at 6 p.m., the choir of famous Török Ignác Secondary School of Hungary will occur in the Royal Basilica of Saint Francis the Great (1 rue Saint-Bonaventure). The history of the choir goes back a decade. The choirmaster is Dora Tapai. In 2019, they toured Japan, where they performed 4 concerts in 3 cities. In 2018, they also participated in the qualifying competition Éneklő Ifjúság (Song of the young), where they won “GOLD” in category A. The Royal Basilica of Saint Francis the Great is a monumental neoclassical building with a diameter of 33 meters and a height of 58 meters. With its impressive dome, it is the largest in Spain and the fourth in Europe.

On October 25, at 6 p.m., a reception will be held at the Residence of the Ambassador on the occasion of the official ceremony Hungarian National Day. And finally, on November 3, an event to promote the Cultural Capital of Europe Veszprém-Balaton 2023 will take place at Riojano Center in Madrid (Calle Serrano, 25) at 7:15 p.m. with top quality Hungarian products and wines.

Finally, the presentation of august (a piece of Bruno Schulz), interpreted by Maladype Theater, will take place at Infanta Isabella Theater in Madrid, no date yet confirmed. This year’s event in Madrid is justified more than ever by its timeliness. In 2022, world literature will celebrate the centenary of the birth of Bruno Schulz, a writer who spent his life in Galicia and Ukraine, and the show, based on his collection of short stories, will present similar images of life during the First World War. world. War on today’s situation.

Laura T. Thrasher