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„Honoring The Brave” – A Glance at Budapest’s March 15 Commemorations – Photo Gallery

Robert Velkey 2017.03.16.

Yesterday, Google, the Hungarian Government, political parties, and the whole Hungarian nation celebrated the anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. On the 15th of March 1848, on the day of the Revolution, it was a rainy morning and a wet day. 169 years later, yesterday, it was a partly sunny and warm day and all of the commemoration attendees could enjoy the warming weather of spring in the Hungarian capital. Have a taste of the commemorations of Budapest through our photo gallery below.

The Hungarian Government started the day with an official commemoration by raising the National Flag of Hungary in front of the Parliament in the morning….


 The ruling Fidesz party held its programs in front of the National Museum of Budapest.



Viktor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary, held his speech on this celebration.


The opposition Együtt party organized its supporters to disrupt the Fidesz program with whistles at the National Museum.



The far-right Jobbik party held its commemoration at Március 15 tér., on the banks of the Danube.


Budapest, 2017. március 15. Vona Gábor, a Jobbik elnöke beszédet mond pártja megemlékezésén a budapesti Március 15. téren az 1848-49-es forradalom és szabadságharc 169. évfordulóján, 2017. március 15-én. MTI Fotó: Kovács Tamás

The opposition movement, “Walk for the new Republic” also brought thousands to the streets on the 15th of March. After a speech by recently-defeated candidate for President of Hungary, László Majtényi, the crowd walked from the Opera to the Parliament.



The “brand-new” political formation, Momentum, organized a huge picnic in the Vársoliget as a celebration of the Revolution of 1848.




All, day the visitors of to the city could find various and interesting programs in the Castle of Buda.


…such as in the downtown, at the Petőfi Literary Museum

Budapest, 2017. március 15. Egy gyerek kézmûves foglalkozáson az 1848-49-es forradalom és szabadságharc 169. évfordulója alkalmából rendezett ünnepi programon a budapesti Petõfi Irodalmi Múzeumban 2017. március 15-én. MTI Fotó: Kallos Bea

The Széchenyi and Kossuth Prizes were founded to honor the greatest living Hungarian researchers. On the 15th of March 2016, János Áder, the President of the Republic of Hungary, and Viktor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary, handed out the most prestigious state awards in the field of sciences in the Parliament of Hungary.

Budapest, 2017. március 15. Áder János köztársasági elnök beszédet mond a Kossuth- és Széchenyi-díjak, valamint a Magyar Érdemrend kitüntetéseinek ünnepélyes átadásán az 1848-49-es forradalom és szabadságharc évfordulóján a Parlament kupolacsarnokában 2017. március 15-én. MTI Fotó: Illyés Tibor



The monument commemorating Hungary’s ill-fated 1956 anti-Soviet revolution had been put in place in New York and unveiled on March 15. It is placed next to the Big Apple’s Kossuth statue





via: 24.hu; kormany.hu; miniszterelnok.hu; hirado.hu; origo.hu

photos: 24.hu; kormany.hu; origo.hu; miniszterelnok.hu; hirado.hu; László Papp;  MTI / Tamás Kovács, Szilárd Koszticsák, Zsolt Szigetváry, Tibor Illyés; Bea Kallos

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