Between 21 and 23 October, the Gloria Victis 1956 Commemoration takes place in Budapest with the participation of more than 2,000 high school and university students, organised by the Rákóczi Association (Rákóczi Szövetség).
The main feature of the three-day event, which is part of the national celebrations, was the commemoration ceremony in the University of Art and Design’s lobby on Saturday 22 October at 3:00 PM. Gergely Gulyás, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, and Friderika Németh, a medical student from Bratislava, representing the university organisations, gave speeches.
The torchlight march started from the University of Technology at 4:00 PM along the historic route to Bem Square. There, a commemoration, wreath-laying ceremony and concert awaited the commemorators from 5:00 PM. Here, speeches were delivered by János Árpád Potápi, State Secretary for National Policy and Kristóf Fazekas, a university student from Budapest, Rákóczi Szövetség reported.
The programme of the three-day event between 21 and 23 October is multi-faceted. It includes the Money Museum (Pénzmúzeum), the Dreamer of Dreams exhibition (Álmok Álmodói kiállítás), the 301 plot (301-es parcella), a popular and classical music concert, and a film screening in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
Thanks to the late József Halzl, the Gloria Victis 1956 Commemoration has become the largest and most visible event of the Rákóczi Association in the last three decades. More than 2000 high school and university students from home and abroad, representing the youth organisations of the Federation, will attend the event. In addition to the Hungarian students, 50 Ukrainian high school students are also coming with the help of the Transcarpathian County Council and the county’s military administration.
Source: rakocziszovetseg.org, Facebook