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Mar 14, 2019

This weekend's March 15th celebration plans

On March 15th every year, Hungarians remember the outbreak of the revolution of 1848

On March 15th every year, Hungarians remember the outbreak of the revolution of 1848 which was led by national heroes, such as Lajos Kossuth, István Széchenyi and Ferenc Deák.

To celebrate the momentous occasion, Hungarians up and down the country will mark the anniversary with specially organized events. Here’s just some being held this weekend:

The main venues hosting events include the Hungarian National Museum‘s Garden and Buda Castle, both are free.

Shops, markets and services will be closed all day but the Budapest baths, cafés and restaurants will be open. Transport services will be running but less frequent.

The official government celebrations start with raising Hungary’s National Flag on Kossuth Square at 9 am. At 9:30 am hussars begin marching to the National Museum’s Garden where Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will deliver a speech at 10:30 am.

Parliament is closed for visitors on March 15th, but there will be an Open Day on March 16th during which everybody can visit Budapest’s largest and one of the most beautiful buildings for free.

At Buda Castle, there will be family programs all day on March 15th. At Fishermen’s Bastion, there will be concerts for children; you can learn folk dance at the Hadik statue, on Kapisztrán square you can join the famous Hussars.

There will also be a Hussar camp on Clark Adam Square which is located at the Buda side of the Chain Bridge. Visitors can also check out the Batthyany Eternal flame near the Parliament or the Petőfi statue near Elisabeth bridge.