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Commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1848

On March 15, we celebrate the 1848-49 Revolution and War of Independence of Hungary, a major milestone in Hungary's history, one of the foundations of our national identity.
Commemorating the Hungarian Revolution of 1848

On 15 March 1848, everything from the first cockades to the National Song by Sándor Petőfi poet and the Twelve Points claims, all manifested the Hungarians’ desire for union and freedom.
On this day, as part of the European revolutionary wave, the revolution started in Pest-Buda and it won bloodless demanding the symbols of national sovereignty and civil transformation. The modern parliamentary Hungary was born and the process leading to the war of independence began, with the aim of abolishing the Habsburg rule, gaining independence and constitutional organization.

After the fall of the war of independence, all societies secretly nurtured the memory of 15 March, while during the years of retaliation, not only mentioning the achievements of the revolution was prohibited, but also the Kossuth beard, the red-white-green color and the Rákóczi song as well. The memory of the revolution lives not only in the history of the Hungarians, but also in the Hungarian culture, let us just mention Sándor Petőfi, the poet, whose poems are known by everyone in Hungary, especially „Nemzeti dal, or the opera “Bánk Bán” by composer Ferenc Erkel that was performed in a Budapest theater on that revolutionary evening.

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