The national flag was raised in front of the Parliament
The honour guard of the Hungarian Defence Forces raised the national flag with military honours, to the sound of the National Anthem in front of the Parliament on Hungary’s national holiday on 15 March, in the presence of President of Hungary Katalin Novák and Speaker of the National Assembly László Kövér.
The ceremony was attended by several members of the government, as well as representatives of state and military organisations and the diplomatic corps.
The Central Military Band played and the National Cavalry Parade performed a show at the flag raising ceremony.
A number of commemorative events are being held throughout the country and across the border to mark the 175th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1848-49 Revolution and War of Independence.
15 March marks the birth of modern parliamentary Hungary and the beginning of the 1848-49 Revolution and War of Independence.