Katalin Karikó, the Hungarian-born scientist who laid the foundation for the mRNA vaccines against COVID-19, has been portrayed on a vast mural in central Budapest. The wall-painting was created by Színes Város team and can be seen on the building at Krisztina körút 30.
Being grown and harvested for more than 8000 years, grapes are proudly one of the oldest and most valuable fruits of all. Its origin can be traced back to the Eastern Mediterranean regions and by today, it can be found in almost every part of the world. Read about the next content of our ingredient of the month series: the grapes.
Each year the Cake of Hungary competition is organised by the Hungarian Confectioner Craftsmen Corporation on the occasion of the national holiday, August 20th, the day on which Saint Stephen founded Hungary. It is a popular tradition to celebrate the most talented Hungarian confectioners and promote culinary innovation. This year the cake “Sunflower” has been the winner of the contest.
On 20 August no one is working, the stores and universities are closed and there are multiple ceremonies and public speeches around the country, completed with magnificent fireworks after sunset. But what is the origin of this national holiday and why is it so important for Hungarians? In our article, we review its historical background and give you some tips on how to join the ceremonies.
Hungary has beautiful nature with various species, and more than 70 botanical gardens and arboretums wait for visitors to provide them a few silent hours for relaxing and studying. The gardens are spectacular during the whole year, but some of them are even more special in the time of blooming. Check out these university gardens with us, and book a place in the summer to visit them!
Have you ever thought about how 3D images work? And how the modern applications create so lifelike, precise images about an object? The development of holography and the process of creating 3D images links to a Hungarian scientist, Dénes Gábor, who got a Nobel Prize for his pioneer inventions in 1971. Read more about his life and his outstanding scientific achievements.