On the 40th Anniversary of the Homecoming of the Hungarian Holy Crown

Statement from Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David J. Kostelancik

January 5, 2018


We recognize the Crown of St. Stephen as one of the most important symbols of Hungarian history and nationhood, and we join the Hungarian people in celebrating its return to Hungary forty years ago, on January 6, 1978.  The decision to return the Crown was a landmark moment in U.S.-Hungary relations, helping to melt some of the Cold War divisions that had arisen between our nations and opening the door to the friendship we enjoy today.