Hungary guest of honor at 827th Hamburg Port Anniversary

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Hungary was chosen as this year’s guest of honor at the Hamburg Port Anniversary, an annual four-day celebration held this weekend in the German city. Péter Imre Györkös, Hungaryʼs ambassador to Germany, launched the closing parade of the festival alongside Olaf Scholz, the mayor of Hamburg, according to reports.

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A record-breaking 1.6 million people attended the festival this year, according to German broadcaster NDR.  

Several Hungarian-themed acts appeared at the event, including traditional folk dancers, while Hungarian delicacies were served alongside traditional Hungarian spirits and a selection of Hungarian wines, the eventʼs official website hamburg.de said.

There was also a range of Hungarian products on sale: chocolate creations by family-owned Csokicsel, jewelry by Hungarian designer Miss Arty, as well as furs by renowned Hungarian furrier Gyula Kocsis.

István Jakab, the deputy speaker of Parliament and head of national farm association MAGOSZ, said feedback regarding Hungaryʼs presence at the festival was positive, Hungarian news agency MTI reported. 

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