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October 23 National Holiday – Official Program

admin 2014.10.22.

October 23 is a national holiday in Hungary, commemorating the 1956 revolution against the Soviet rule, which was later crushed by brute force. The uprising began as a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. Official commemoration program from October 23:

9:00
– Raising the Hungarian flag with military honors at Kossuth Square

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– Family programs, including Parliament Open Day
– Free admission to the House of Terror Museum
– Film Screenings at the Corvin Cinema and Taban
– Family day at the Museum of Military History

10:00 to 17:00
– ’56 Walk in the building of the Hungarian Radio

10:00
– Outdoor photo exhibition at Széna square, depicting the square then and now

17:00 to 19:00
– Hobo concert and light painting the square in front of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics

19:00
Commemorative performance at the Hungarian State Opera House, where the President of Hungary, János Áder, is set to speak

source oktober23.kormany.hu