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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:

– 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

– 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

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

source oktober23.kormany.hu