- 13 Mar 2013 2:53 AM
The Hungarian Revolution of 1848 was one of many European Revolutions of the same year in the Habsburg areas. The revolution in the Kingdom of Hungary grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire, ruled by the Habsburg monarchy. The anniversary of the Revolution's outbreak, 15 March, is one of Hungary's three national holidays, here's a selection of local celebrations in Budapest:
In memory of the 1848/49 Revolution and Freedom Fight 15 March 2013 'Honour to the Brave'Ceremonial
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. - Ceremony outside the National Museum
A speech will be delivered by István Tarlós, Mayor of Budapest.
12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. - Ceremonial march from the Museum Garden to the Buda Castle.
10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. - Programmes in the Buda Castle
All-day-long colourful programmes, market stalls with fancy merchandise and music for the young and the not so young.
Venues: Szent György tér, Dísz tér, Szentháromság tér, Hadik statue, Kapisztrán tér, Hunyadi Statue.
10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. - Museum walks in the Castle
Museums and institutions located in the Castle await visitors with free exhibitions and family programmes all day long on the occasion of the national holiday.
Budapest Historical Museum
Institute and Museum of Military History
Hungarian National Gallery
Hungarian National Archives
House of Hungarians
National Dance Theatre
National Széchényi Library
9.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. - Open Day in the Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament will once again be open to visitors on our national holiday. All visitors are free to attend the programme; no prior registration is required.
Awards will be presented by János Áder, Hungary’s President of the Republic, upon the recommendation of Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary.
We reserve the right to change the programmes above.
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