The national flag of Hungary was raised in front of the Parliament building this morning to mark the 61st anniversary of the anti-Soviet uprising which started on October 23rd, 1956.
More than sixty years ago, 10 million Hungarians rose up against the communist regime and defied the Soviet Union in a 13-day stand off.
President János Áder, House Speaker László Kövér, members of government and diplomats were all present at the ceremony.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is due to give a speech at the House of Terror museum at 3pm today. Check back with About Hungary for more coverage.
According to MTI, celebrations will be held nationwide and in Hungarian communities around the world to mark the occassion.
Today, parts of the Parliament building will be open to visitors free of charge, including the central hall where the Hungarian royal crown is displayed.