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On March 15th, 1848 Hungarian revolutionaries - mostly students and young intellectuals - took to the stairs of the National Museum reciting Sándor Petőfi's now famous "National Song" and announcing their 12 demands to the oppressive Vienna court
Independence and freedom stand among the most important values for every generation of Hungarians, in all ages, and the motto of this year’s March 15 celebration speaks to our love of country: “The homeland comes first”.
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.