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.
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