2015.03.17. Hajba Máté
Hungary Chooses the West – Celebrating the Anniversary of Revolution of 1848
The 15th of March is a time of national celebration and pride in Hungary. In 1848 on this day, the Hungarian people rose up against Habsburg overlords and started a revolution to fight for liberties. This year, the country was divided between two main celebrations – at one location the governing party Fidesz assembled people to listen to the speech of the Prime Minister, while people discontented with the current state of affairs reclaimed the true spirit of the day and demonstrated against the Hungarian system somewhere else. The latter was honoured with the presence of Zoltán Kész, who recently shattered the supermajority of Fidesz in a by-election.