The renewed tomb of 19th century Hungarian poet and revolutionary Sándor Petőfi’s family was inaugurated in Budapest’s Fiumei Street Cemetery on Saturday, in a ceremony attended by Gergely Gulyás, head of the Prime Minister’s Office.
“We must remember so that we can appreciate freedom,” Gulyás said, and referred to the late poet as a figure “holding up a mirror to remind us that Hungarians all belong together in freedom”.
The renewed tomb of the Petőfi family in Budapest. Photo: MTI/Zoltán Máthé
The shrine, built in 1911, contains the ashes of Petőfi’s parents, István Petrovics and Mária Hrúz, his widow Júlia Szendrey, his son Zoltán, and brother István.