In relation to the day of Saint Florian, the patron saint of Óbuda, the first weekend of May, Óbuda Day has been the number one festivity of the Óbuda-Békásmegyer district for the 13th time. This is the day when prominent people who set examples by their community building activity, by creating cultural values or achieving success in sports that enhance the legacy of Óbuda receive the most prestigious recognition of the district.
At the prize-awarding ceremony, the honourees received the most prestigious recognitions of the district, the Title of Honorary Citizen, the Pro Óbuda Award, the Prize for the Contribution to Óbuda’s Culture, the Commemorative Medal of Nándor Hidegkuti, and the Athlete of Óbuda Award from the mayor, Balázs Bús, and Anita Kiss, notary public.
The Title of Honorary Citizen can be awarded to a Hungarian or foreign-born person who accomplished something of lasting significance in the economic, social, scientific or art scene of the Óbuda-Békásmegyer district. The person honoured this year was Dr. József Béres, who, as the President of Béres Pharmaceuticals, generously supported and served public health, education and culture, and earned the title of honorary citizen of Óbuda-Békásmegyer with his outstanding economic and public activity and societal engagement.