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Director with Hungarian Roots Snags Academy Award Nomination for ‘American Factory’

Although the Hungarian film close to snagging an Academy Award nomination in 2020, the post-Holocaust drama ‘Those Who Remained’, which has been included in the International Feature Film category, was unfortunately unable to reach the final round, there is still a Hungarian name among the nominees. American-Hungarian filmmaker Steven Bognar could still collect the award …

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Hungaricum Manufacturing Hollóháza Porcelain Factory to be Sold

The Hungarian National Asset Management Inc. (MNV) has announced the sale of the 240-year-old Hollóháza porcelain factory, responsible for the manufacturing of the illustrious Hungaricum, Napi.hu reports. According to the announcement, buyers will have to pay at least HUF 175 million for the 100% holding of the Hollóházi Porcelángyár Ltd. Bidding will be …

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Three Kings’ Day Traditions in Hungary

Epiphany, or Three Kings’ Day, is celebrated on January 6th by the Catholic Church as a holiday, one of the three principal and oldest festival days of the Christian church besides Easter and Christmas. It commemorates three things: the first manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, represented by the Magi (the wise men); the manifestation of his divinity, occurred at …

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Hungarian Gingerbread tram retains its title as Europe’s most beautiful Advent tram for the third time

The Tatra 202-type Gingerbread tram of Miskolc successfully retained its title as Europe’s most beautiful Advent tram. The competition started in the middle of December 2019. Another victory The competition is organised each year by the Czech MHD86 online portal. Twenty-three cars entered the competition this year. The voting period …

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Hungary Sees Record Number of Heart Transplants in 2019

Hungary’s two heart transplantcentres performed a record 72 transplants last year, the National Blood Supply Service (OVSZ) said on Friday. Of the operations, 64 were carried out at the Budapest Semmelweis University’s Heart and Vascular Centre and eight at the Gottsegen György National Cardiology Institute. Overall, 440 organ transplants were performed in Hungary …

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DK: Independent Theatres ‘Fighting for Survival’

Deputy Mayor of Budapest Erzsébet Gy Németh, who is a board member of the national opposition Democratic Coalition (DK), said on Friday that independent theatres were fighting for their survival, as the government was intentionally keeping them in a state of uncertainty. Contradicting government resolutions have been published causing uncertainty as to …

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President Áder: ‘It Is Not Nature That Must Be Overcome, but Our Own Nature’

Healthy human life depends on the health and completeness of nature, President of the Republic János Áder said in his New Year’s greeting broadcast on public television. “Preservation of the natural world is the responsibility of us all,” Áder said, calling for a national consensus on the matter. He said that humanity …

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Orbán: Polluters Should Pay for Climate Protection

The price of climate protection must be paid by those destroying the climate, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interviewpublished by pro-Fidesz daily Magyar Nemzet on Tuesday. The largest, richest states and the largest international companies are primarily responsible for the climate crisis, Orbán said in his interview. “They must …

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The Gingerbread Villages of Hungary

As Christmas nears, a number of villages have prepared their gingerbread “maquettes.” Perhaps the most “traditional” gingerbread village is Baranya County’s Geresdlak that has once again made its cookie version this year. There are 350 properties in the village, and everyone is responsible to prepare his/her own home which they put together on the …

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DK Politician Gréczy in Middle of Harassment Accusations

For days now, intimate photos have been sent by an unknown person to the media about the Democratic Coalition’s (DK) MP and spokesperson Zsolt Gréczy, additionally accusing him of sexual harassment. Gréczy consistently denies any wrong-doing. This latest case of Gréczy erupted when on Tuesday, an unknown sender contacted several newspapers via e-mail …

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Jobbik Slams Gov’t over ‘Wasteful’ Spending on Sports Funding

Opposition Jobbik party lawmaker Ádám Steinmetz, a former water polo player and Olympic champion, on Wednesday criticised the government for billions of forints of “wasteful spending” on sports projects in recent years. Problematic areas include how training programmes for young soccer players are implemented, the misguided creation of sports facility development projects in neighbouring countries in regions …

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Emmy Winner Marina Gera to Hungary Today: “You have to work hard for everything and luck only comes then, if it even comes”

Marina Gera won Hungary’s first International Emmy Award, the ‘Oscar of television films,’ for the Best Performance by an Actress for her role in Hungarian television drama Eternal Winter at the 47th International Emmy Awards. Hungary Today then had the opportunity to speak to the actress about the award and the opportunities it brings to her. …

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