Watch: Hungary's “Welshest” Village Lit Up Castle For St David's Day

  • 4 Mar 2021 10:59 AM
Watch: Hungary's “Welshest” Village Lit Up Castle For St David's Day
The picturesque Bréda Castle in southeast Hungary was lit up in the colours of ‘Y Draig Goch’ for St David's Day, as the sound of the Welsh national anthem filled the nearby woodlands.

While COVID-19 restrictions meant no audience could be present to see their beloved castle basking in Welsh colours for the first time, the historic Bréda Castle in Békés County was keen to send a message to their far-away friends as they prepared to celebrate the most important day in their culture.

The heartfelt gesture was inspired by the people of nearby Kunágota – branded Hungary’s “Welshest” village – who have grown fond of Wales ever since a Kunágota-born classical singer returned to her roots from Cardiff and introduced Welsh hymns to the community a few years ago.

More recently, Kunágota has been exchanging video messages and symbolic gifts with the town of Montgomery in Mid Wales – a town with literary links to Hungary – while news of the village’s Welsh-Hungarian concerts have spread across Békés County.

Video by Vásárhelyi–Bréda Castle in Lőkösháza, Hungary.

Arranged by the Welsh-Hungarian Cultural Association.

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