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October 23: National Flag Hoisted at Parliament

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.23.

Hungary’s national flag was hoisted with military honours at Kossuth Square in front of Parliament on Friday morning, in a state commemoration marking the anniversary of the anti-Soviet revolt which started on October 23, 1956.

The ceremony was attended by House Speaker László Kövér, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő and Army Commander Ferenc Korom.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, most state commemorations have been cancelled.

Faces of the 1956 Revolution - with Archived Photos!
Faces of the 1956 Revolution - with Archived Photos!

There are a couple of 1956 freedom fighters and groups of fighters who became well-known, either by their acts, their martyr deaths, or by archived photographs appearing in international newspapers or domestic publications. Some were even painted on firewalls of the capital. The Széna square group of freedom fighters and the Pest lads are all […]Continue reading

During the day, several feature-length films, documentaries and content commemorating 1956 will be streamed on the Nemzeti Ünnepek és Emléknapok YouTube channel.

Until Nov. 4, photos marking the most important sites of the freedom fight are shown around Budapest.

Featured photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI