GALLERY – Hungarians celebrate the 13 Martyrs of 1849

In a recent post, we attempted to explain why Hungarians celebrate a crushed revolution. Below you will find the images of these celebrations in and around Hungary on October 6, exactly 170 years after the 13 military leaders of the anti-Habsburg revolution were executed near Arad (now in Romania).

The title image shows the crowd during the speech of Hungarian deputy prime minister Zsolt Senjén at the Arad commemoration. (MTI/Zsolt Czeglédi)

State minister in charge of national policies speaks at the Nagyszőlős (Vynohradiv, Ukraine) commemoration (MTI/János Nemes)

Hungarian President János Áder speaks at the commemoration in Budapest at the mausoleum of executed prime minister of the revolution Lajos Batthyány (MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák) 

Speaker of the house László Kövér speaks at the unveiling of 1848 General János Czetz in Gyergyószentmiklós/Gheorgheni (MTI/Nándor Veres)

Traditionalist Hussars at the Arad commemoration (MTI/Zsolt Czeglédi)

Author: Dénes Albert