Protecting our nature is a common responsibility all over the world and the three biggest Hungarian environmental NGOs, including WWF, launched a public initiative to establish the Day of Hungarian Nature, which we celebrate on 22 May. Furthermore, on this day the Bird of the Year, the Reptile and Amphibian of the Year, and the Butterfly of the Year are introduced for the people to raise awareness of the natural values of Hungary.
If you want to get away from the city and discover Hungary’s natural wonders, don’t miss Hortobágy National Park that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023 and waiting for you with various events! Read more about the national park below!
Hungary has achieved outstanding success in many sports over the past decades. Our athletes among others, have won multiple Olympic gold medals. On 6 May 1875, the Hungarian Athletics Club organised its very first outdoor sports competition of both Hungary and Europe. To commemorate the occasion, we have celebrated Hungarian Sports Day on this day since 2000.
The European Capital of Culture programme aims to advance the status of a major European cultural scene and tourist destination. This year Veszprém and the Bakony-Balaton region will share the title and build a new cultural and creative region with the region’s stakeholders and inhabitants. Come and visit Veszprém and take part in colourful programmes!
Hungarians have always been outstanding at finding innovative ways to solve problems, often leading to the invention of objects that now surround us every day. Gömböc, one of the biggest sensations in the world of mathematics in the early 2000s has also been developed by Hungarian researchers. Read the story of this unique mathematical invention in our new series of Hungarian innovations!