Since 2007, Fogolâr Furlan in Hong Kong has been active in promoting contacts between Friulians living in Hong Kong and all of those who are interested in the beauties of the north-eastern region of Italy.
Friuli Venezia Giulia and Austria Friendship dinner
On the 26th of September 2014 Fogolar Furlan Hong Kong in cooperation with the local Austrian Chamber of Commerce has organized an evening to strengthen the friendship between the two communities away from their lands of origin. Among the fifty guests attending there were also the Consul General of Italy, Mr. Antonello de Riu, and of Austria, Ms. Claudia Reinprecht, who have pointed out the close ties between the two neighboring regions.
The mixed menu was made with the best of the respective cuisines: from the Friuli sausages to the Austrian Wiener Schnitzel, from the white Friulian wine Pinot Grigio to the red Austrian wine Blaufränkisch.
The cultural presentations of the Vice-President of the Fogolar, Mr. Michele Cicigoi, and of the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Wilhelm Brauner, have highlighted the strong connections between the two countries, indicating that the wartime events of a hundred years ago have given way to a sincere and deep friendship. The founder and president of the association, Mr. Paul Sepulcri, then entertained the guests with fun quiz on the language and culture of Friuli.