March 15th: Sándor Petőfi’s Nemzeti Dal (National Song), Hungary’s Most Famous Poem

170th years ago, on March 15th1848, the young poet and revolutionary Sándor Petőfi read a poem aloud to the gathering crowd in downtown Budapest. By the end of the poem everyone was chanting the refrain together as they began to march around the city, seizing the presses, liberating political prisoners, and declaring the end of Habsburg rule in … Continue reading March 15th: Sándor Petőfi’s Nemzeti Dal (National Song), Hungary’s Most Famous Poem