ABASAR VILLAGE DAY, HUNGARY, 20 AUGUST 2016
In conjunction with Hungary’s National Day, the Embassy of Malaysia together with other four ASEAN Embassies resident in Budapest participated in the annual Village Day of Abasár, in the Heves County in Hungary.
Abasár, a small village in the foothills of Matra Mountains, located 60 km east of Budapest, is known for its vast vineyards and array of family-owned wineries.
The event began with a ceremonial mass and blessing of the new bread.
The Mayor of Abasár, Dr. Anikó Benei Lénártné welcomed the ASEAN Ambassadors and expressed her appreciation for the Embassies’ support and participation, namely in showcasing their respective traditions and culture to the local populace. All the ASEAN Embassies took the opportunity to showcase their respective delicacies at the designated booths provided by the organiser.
Ambassador Datuk Sadik in his reply speech, acknowledged the similarities between the Hungarian and ASEAN traditions and cultural practices in particular that pertains to harvest festivities. Thus, the event is an opportune platform to appreciate and embrace the differences of cultures and traditions, despite the huge distance that separate Hungary and ASEAN countries.
Later in the day, the ASEAN Ambassadors and the rest of their Embassies’ personnels visited Abasár’s vineyards, led by the Mayor of Abasár herself.
Embassy of Malaysia
22 August 2016