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Mourning Day: Hungary Marks Crushing of 1956 Revolution

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.04.

Hungary’s national flag in front of Parliament was hoisted and then lowered to half-mast with military honours on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of November 4, 1956, when the anti-Soviet uprising was crushed.

The ceremony, marking a national day of mourning, was attended by Tibor Benkő, the defence minister, and Ferenc Korom, commander of the armed forces.

Why did Beethoven's Egmont Overture Become the “Hymn of the Revolution”?
Why did Beethoven's Egmont Overture Become the “Hymn of the Revolution”?

The Egmont overture by Ludwig van Beethoven was played so often in the October days of 1956 that it quickly became the “hymn of the revolution.” But why? Rumor has it that on the night of October 23, the revolutionists installed a mobile radio car to Parliament and resumed radio transmission from there, using telephone […]Continue reading

The public has been invited to light candles of commemoration at the House of Terror Museum during the day and in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the evening.

Featured photo by Attila Kovács/MTI