“We are expected to willingly hand over [our country] within a few decades … to foreigners from other continents who don’t speak our language, respect our culture, our laws or way of life,” the prime minister said
“They want to take our country away. Not with the stroke of a pen like they did a hundred years ago in Trianon,” said Prime Minister Orbán in his March 15th address before a crowd estimated in the hundreds of thousands to commemorate the 170th anniversary of Hungary’s 1848 Revolution and War of Independence, “but that we voluntarily hand it over to others in the decades to come.”
The gathering on Kossuth tér on March 15th celebrates Hungarian freedom, independence and sovereignty. The official celebration will begin at 2 p.m. and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will deliver the annual address.
Hungary’s national day, March 15th, commemorates the day in 1848 when Hungarians started a revolution that would become a war of independence from the Habsburgs. In his address on Wednesday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke of the meaning that 1848 carries for Hungary and its significance to today’s Europe.
The national holiday will be marked with a series of events around the nation, and commemorations will begin with the hoisting of the national flag in front of Parliament with military honors at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.