Pursuant to the decision of the Committee for Hungarikums the Hungarian goulash soup, the order of Saint Paul, the first hermit and the Hollóház Porcelain was admitted to the Collection of Hungarikums – announced Sándor Fazekas, Dr., the minister of agriculture on a press conference following the session of the committee on 5 December 2017.
According to the explanation, the goulash being a globally renown Hungarian dish having impact on hospitality and tourism; the order of Saint Paul has played a crucial role in the nation’s history and culture for almost 8 centuries; furthermore, the 240 year old Hollóház Porcelain received the acknowledgement thanks to the unprecedented nature of its pattern and ornamentation.
The minister reported the Collection of Hungarian Values have expanded with the Csíksomlyó pilgrimage, the Hungarian Folktales animated series, the bobbin lace and the Cervus elaphus hippelaphus of Gemenc. As an outstanding Hungarian event the Csíksomlyó pilgrimage crosses Christian religions and symbolizes national unity; the Hungarian Folktales animated series represents folk and cultural traditions; the bobbin lace is up to this day a dominant value due to the contribution of generations, while the Cervus elaphus hippelaphus of Gemenc had been admitted to the Collection of Hungarian Values based on its touristic attraction in connection with hunting – explained Sándor Fazekas.
Mr. Fazekas emphasized that on the basis of the Hungarikum Act hungarikums and other national values may move to the focus of national attention – can even receive professional or legal assistance if required – and may count on financial support from the hungarikum fund.
As a result of the committee’s session, the number of hungarikums have extended to 70 and the number of national values to 161.