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Oct 21, 2016

60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution: Memorial weekend program in full

A whole host of events around Hungary will celebrate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution this weekend

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will lead a 60th anniversary of Hungary's 1956 Revolution service at Kossuth square in front of the Parliament building on October 23rd.

The prime minister's speech will be part of a full program of events this memorial weekend.

The prime minister will be joined by Polish President Andrzej Duda and other dignitires, who will deliver speeches and remembrance of those who lost their lives in the battle for Hungary's independence.

The Hungarian national flag will be raised with military honors in the presence of President János Áder, Prime Minsiter Viktor Orbán and Speaker of the National Assembly László Kövér.

Listed below is the full Budapest program for the memorial weekend.

22 OCTOBER

10:00–18:00
Visiting the Holy Crown in the House of Parliament

14:15
Commemoration ceremony at the 1956 memorial of BME
(Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

Speaker: Péter Boross, President, Public Foundation for Freedom Fighters

THE PEOPLE MADE HISTORY

15:00
Commemoration ceremony at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)

Speaker: Mária Schmidt, government commissioner in charge of the 1956 memorial year

16:30
Torchlight procession from BME to Bem Square,
and the Flame of Revolution rises

23 OCTOBER

FLAG-HOISTING CEREMONY

9:00
In the presence of the three highest public dignitaries, the flag of Hungary is raised in Kossuth Square


10:00–18:00
All-day free admission for visitors to the House of Terror Museum


FOR A FREE HUNGARY

15:00
Ceremony in Kossuth Square on the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight

Speakers: Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland and Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán

19:00
FreedomConcert, 1956

Period tram service with contemporary news on tram lines 6 and 49.

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