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Oct 23, 2019

Hungarians up and down the country remember 1956 uprising

“The Day of Freedom” celebrations began this morning with the ceremonious hoisting of the flag in front of Parliament on Kossuth Square at 9 a.m.

Hungarians up and down the country today remembered the 1956 uprising.

“The Day of Freedom” celebrations began this morning with the ceremonious hoisting of the flag in front of Parliament on Kossuth Square at 9 a.m.

The Holy Crown is open to the public all day in the Parliament Building, in addition to which family programs will await all visitors on Kossuth Square.

The traditional Freedom Concert will be held at the Millenáris Park at 7 p.m. in the evening, following which the series of celebratory events will be drawn to a close by a gala concert at the Academy of Music.

Parliament declared October 23rd an official national holiday in 1991, which was later also reinforced by the 2012 Constitution.

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