Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Attends State and Religious Ceremonies Organised for the State Foundation Day of Hungary

At 8.00 a.m. on 20 August 2021, on the occasion of the public holiday commemorating the foundation of the Hungarian State, the national flag of Hungary was ceremonially hoisted with military honours by the National Home Defence Ceremonial Regiment at Kossuth Lajos Square in front of the building of the Hungarian Parliament.

From 11.00 a.m., the Order of Saint Stephen was ceremonially delivered in the Hall of Mirrors of the Sándor Palace. President of Hungary János Áder delivered the highest Hungarian state award to Abel Prize winner, Széchenyi Grand Prize winner mathematician László Lovász, as well as to Széchenyi Grand Prize winner and Széchenyi Prize winner physician, pharmacologist Szilveszter Vizi E., who both used to be presidents of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences before.

In the afternoon, Cardinal, Primate, Archbishop of Esztergom - Budapest dr. Péter Erdő celebrated the high mass in the fully packed square in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica. At the mass, Péter Erdő blessed the new bread. The ceremony ended with the procession of the Holy Right.

Ombudsman Dr. Ákos Kozma also attended the state ceremony and the high mass.