Young musicians gave concert while gingerbread painters introduced Hungarian traditions on the national festive reception at the OECD on 13 March, 2018.

On 13 March 2018, the Permanent Delegation of Hungary to OECD and UNESCO – just like in the previous years – organized its national reception commemorating the 1848-49 Revolution and Freedom Fight in the salons of the OECD Chateau Building.

Among the participants, there were high-level representatives, Ambassadors to the OECD and to the UNESCO as well as fellow Hungarians working at these international organizations.

Dr. Zoltán Cséfalvay, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD and UNESCO, opened the event with his speech where he emphasized: this day, we Hungarians are wearing a national cockade over our heart, a symbol of the "youth of March" during the Revolution and the Freedom Fight. The opening speech was followed by a concert of two Hungarian musicians, Csongor Korossy-Khayll (violin) and Balázs Dolfin (cello). The two young talents played Kodály works at the national celebration.

Following the concert, the participants had the chance to try traditional Hungarian cuisine and Hungarian wines provided by Kálmán Fülepi master chef.

In the hallway, Mézesmanna Art presented the gingerbread paintings; the venturous guests could also try to perform their own works of gingerbread paintings on the spot.

Rebeka Tóth