March 15, 2022: National flag raised in front of Parliament – Photos
National day in Hungary: National flag raised in front of Parliament. March 15, 2022. Photo: MTI
Accompanied by military honours and the national anthem, Hungary’s national flag was raised in front of Parliament on Tuesday morning, kicking off commemorations of the March 15 national holiday marking the 174th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1848-49 Revolution and War of Independence.
The flag was hoisted in the presence of the President of the Republic János Áder and Speaker of Parliament László Köver, as well as members of the government, diplomats and as representatives of the state and military.
Families and tourists were also present in the square, many wearing cockades and holding Hungarian flags.
Festive events are being held throughout the country and beyond.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will give a speech outside Parliament, while opposition parties plan to hold rallies in the capital.