Statue commemorating King Matthias
Events of the King Matthias memorial year have been held at over 150 locations ranging from Canada to Arini (Magyarfalu) in Romania’s Moldavia region to commemorate his 575th birth anniversary and the 560th anniversary of his coronation.
The state secretary in charge of Hungarian communities abroad Árpád János Potápi commissioned the House of Hungarians to organise the commemorative events one year ago, House of Hungarians director Krisztina Csibi told a press conference on Monday.
Events included concerts, exhibitions, theatre performances, tale recitals, school competitions, scholarly conferences, pilgrimages and Renaissance shows, she said.
National Bank of Hungary director Barnabás Virág presented at the event a memorial coin issued in two versions with identical designs, one a 20,000 forint sterling silver piece, and the other a 2,000 forint in copper-nickel.