VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

05 October 2015

The inhabitants of the settlement formally known as Ság, today known as Simaság, look back on a very long past, and, honoring the community work of the Festetics family, have celebrated the 750th anniversary of the settlement’s founding.

On October 4th, 2015, Lajos Pápai, the Bishop of the Diocese of Győr, presided over the celebratory Sunday holy mass. László Kövér, the Speaker of the National Assembly, attended the jubilee, emphasizing in his speech that in order to endure, fortune is not enough; sacrifice and allegiance are also necessary. László Molnár, the Mayor of Simaság, said that, for the Festetics family, responsibility had come with status and wealth, and so had supported local agricultural development, education and the arts. In other words, they were committed to seeing the community prosper.
As part of the celebrations, a bust of György Festetics was unveiled, which was the mutual creation of artists Gábor Veres, Viktor Hlavács and Mária Tordai.
On Monday, October 5th, 2015, the celebration continues with a conference pertaining to the history of the settlement. Sándor Szakály, the Director of the VERITAS Research Institute for History, will be one of the participants and hold a presentation.


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