Events Related to 15 March Commemoration of 1848 Hungarian Revolution in Budapest

  • 14 Mar 2024 7:17 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Events Related to 15 March Commemoration of 1848 Hungarian Revolution in Budapest
On March 15, 1848 - as part of the European revolutionary wave - a revolution broke out in Pest-Buda, and it triumphed without bloodshed with the slogans of national sovereignty and civil transformation ("equality, freedom, brotherhood"). Modern parliamentary Hungary was born, and the process leading to the War of Independence began, aiming to abolish Habsburg rule and achieve independence and constitutional establishment.

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The central program of the national holiday

March 14, 4:00 PM
Presentation of the Kossuth and Széchenyi Prizes at the Parliament Building

March 15, 9:00 AM
Ceremonial raising of the Hungarian flag at Kossuth Lajos Square

March 15, 9:30 AM
Festive hussar procession starts towards the National Museum

March 15, 10:30 AM
Ceremony in the Museum Garden, speech by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

March 15, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open Parliament

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Hungarian National Museum

March 15, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free family programs
March 15-17, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Festive light painting on the museum facade
March 16-17, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Free family programs

Further information here

Buda Castle District - YBL6 Art Space

March 15

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
"I Am Who I Am - Hungarian Fine Arts After 1945" Selection from the Jáky Collection - Exhibition open for viewing free of charge

6:00 PM
"On the Galley" - Musical stand-up with Petőfi

Riding Hall

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Arts and crafts workshops and interactive games

10:30 AM and 3:00 PM
Concert of Citera Soldier Tales for children and adults

2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Weapon and combat demonstration, playful recruitment

Horseman's Court

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Weapon demonstration, artillery point, and hussar camp

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Equestrian Hussar Patrol Service

11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 4:30 PM
Festive brass band concert

1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Homeland Guard ceremonial service

Main Guard

10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Improvisational performance - Historical RögvEst

12:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Mysterious history - Lecture by Csaba Katona historian

Buda Castle Walks

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
We Do Not Forget '48! - Historical walk

3:00 PM
Our Reborn Heritage - Guided tour

Further information here

Whale Military Center

1st Floor Heritage Preservation Stage

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:05 AM - 10:50 AM
Kákics Ensemble revolutionary Hungarian folk music and dance demonstration

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Budai II. Honvéd Zászlóalj (Honvéd Regiment) heritage guardians - demonstration of infantry soldiers and hussars

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hungarian Mustache Society - "Military History Mustache Show" demonstration

1st Floor Hadik Room

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Balázs Németh and László Gondos presentation on firearms of the War of Independence

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Balázs Polgár: Military archaeology of the 1848-1849 War of Independence

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
"...we were informed of our Homeland, to hasten to its defense..." The birth of the War of Independence army - Attila Süli, József Solymosi, moderator: Dominik Tóth

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Film Screening: 80 Huszár (80 Hussars)

1st Floor Aggházy Room

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
"Archaeological Sandbox" - Archaeological heritage of 1848-49

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Museum education and crafts corner with weapon demonstrations

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Storytelling - György László and Bernadett Éles Györgyné storytelling with musical accompaniment

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Storytelling - Presentation by Péter Fusch storyteller

1st Floor Marketplace

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Zrínyi Publisher book sale
1st Floor Görgei Room

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Contemporary wooden "playhouse" - Toma and his team

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Crafts workshops


March 15 National Holiday Marked in US Capitol

US and Hungarian dignitaries laid wreaths at the statue of Lajos Kossuth, a leader of the 1848 revolution and freedom fight, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, in an event marking Hungary’s national holiday.

Congresswoman Carol Miller, Republican of West Virginia, highlighted shared values of Hungary and the US such as the importance of family and faith, and a commitment to freedom.

Szabolcs Takács, Hungary’s ambassador to the US, said Hungary had always been a small country in the vice of large, often hostile powers, and had survived many tragedies to become a sovereign, democratic state.

Kossuth’s bust was placed in the Capitol’s Rotunda on March 15, 1990. Further events in Washington, DC, will include commemorations on March 15 at the Hungarian cultural institute and at the Hungarian embassy.

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