Ironically, we celebrate the 15th of March 1848 because the nation did not stay home but rebelled. There was a gathering, and a revolution broke out. However, neither last year nor this year, we were able to celebrate with our compatriots.
Events related to the 15th of March national holiday are also be missed this year.
However, as written on Dehír, according to the tradition, but also following the epidemiological rules, honorary town clerk, Antal Szekeres placed a wreath at the bust of Lajos Kossuth on the first floor of the Old Town Hall, in front of the Grand Boardroom on the 12th of March.
Respectively, László Papp, the mayor of Debrecen, commemorated the 15th of March on social media. His celebratory speech is available on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/drpappl/). On the occasion of the celebration, a 30-minute-long show was made, which you can watch on the official Youtube channel of the city of Debrecen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9IqT_7CEtk).
The Hungarian Civic Revolution and War of Independence of 1848–1849 became one of the most determinative events in the history of Hungary, forming a cornerstone of modern Hungarian national identity, as it simultaneously sought to achieve individual human rights and national autonomy. With its social reforms became the initiator of civic transformation. With the battle for self-defense, it became a part of national mythology. It was an integral part of the European Revolutionary Wave of 1848 or the Spring of Nations, which were a series of political upheavals throughout Europe in 1848. It remains the most widespread revolutionary wave in European history. Of these, however, the Hungarian one was the only one to reach a successful military resistance. Nothing proves its effectiveness more than that the Habsburg court could only triumph with the military intervention of the Russian Empire.
Persons and concepts related to the 15th of March include:
- The 12 points of demands stood for equality, freedom, brotherhood.
- Sándor Petőfi, who became a part of the romantic canon of world literature as a “poet of freedom”.
- The National Song, which is an outstanding work of Hungarian patriotic poetry.
- The cockade spread in Europe in the 18th century but has not become as defining a symbol for many nations as for Hungarians.
- Mihály Táncsics, who was released from his prison in Buda on this day by the people of Pest and the revolutionary youth.
- The Landerer Printing House, where the free press took its first steps.
- Mór Jókai, who was one of the “youth of March”, the “great Hungarian storyteller”.
- The Pilvax Café, where the revolutionary youths started from.
- The Bánk bán, which groundbreaking performance of 15 living in the common knowledge was interrupted.
- Pál Vasvári, one of the leading figures of the “youth of March”, is a major.
- The youth of March were rhetoricians of the March Revolution under the age of 30.
- Lipót Rottenbiller, who was the first to sign the 12 points.
Maybe we can commemorate it worthily next year.