October 16, 2021

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In Hungary, a national day of mourning began for the martyrs of Arad

Preparations have been made for commemorative events and wreath laying in many places in Hungary.

With the Hungarian national flag hoisted with military honors and later released at half-mast on Budapest’s Kossuth Square, the central events of National Day of Mourning began on Wednesday, commemorating Arad’s martyrs – executed generals. Revolution of 1848-1849.

According to MTI, Minister of State for the Ministry of Human Resources Bence Ritvari will address the Patthiani Mausoleum at the National Cemetery on the Rijeka Road (Fiumei t) as part of the official events of the day of mourning.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Viktor Orban posted a picture of the martyrs on his facebook with the caption: “Honor the heroes!”

Remembrance and wreath-laying events have been set up in many places in Hungary, as well as abroad, where Hungarians live.

In 1848, after the surrender at Villagos, which marked the end of the revolution in Hungary, on October 6 Austrian forces executed in Arad 12 Hungarian generals and one colonel.

The first Hungarian prime minister, Lagos Batciani, who headed the first independent government, was executed in Pest on the same day. They could not bury him in public honor until June 9, 1870.

The Hungarian government decided in November 2001 that October 6 would be Arad Martyrs’ Day, which would be celebrated as a day of national mourning.

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