Hungarian Days to be held in Wittenberg as part of Reformation 500 celebrations
Wittenberg in Germany will this week host Hungarian Days as part of celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Zoltán Balog, the minister of human resources, and Peter Gancs, Bishop and head of the Hungarian Evangelical Church, will open the four-day event on Thursday.
On the opening night, Gergely Prőhle, the Hungarian evangelical church’s national supervisor, will give a lecture entitled “What does Luther’s last will and testament mean to us today?”.
On Friday, a theological conference will be held, and, in the evening, Liszt Ferenc prize-winning organist László Fassang will give a concert in the town’s main church.
Other events include a Hungarian state reception on Saturday evening with the participation of Reiner Haseloff, Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt Province, Minister of Justice László Trócsányi and Heinrich Bedform-Strom, President of the German Protestant Church.
As we wrote on June, the Reformation has not only become a part of Hungarians’ lives over the past centuries but also a support for their shared national identity, President János Áder said at a festive session of the synod of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Debrecen, in eastern Hungary.