On Monday Hungary is celebrating the anniversary of its 1848-1849 revolution and war for independence. 15th March, starting date of the Revolution against the Austrian Empire, marks also the day of Free Press. Thoughts about freedom, press and responsible journalism.
The Revolution of 1848–49. A handful of Hungarians in Nagysalló cherish the memory of one of the bloodiest battles in the war for independence. At one site of the “glorious” spring campaign in Felvidék, we find descendants of late Hungarian soldiers.
The tradition of celebrating the renewal of faith that occured the age of reformation goes back centuries. The intellectual heritage of the reformers is remembered in both the Carpathian Basin and in Western Europe alike.
To celebrate the day of reformation, 31 October, Rev. Dr. Gabor J. Lanyi from the Hungarian Reformed Church in America takes a look at the historical and cultural importance of the Protestant reformation in Hungary.
In remembrance of the 1956 revolution we spoke with Dániel Szabó, recent recipient of the anniversary medallion of the Debrecen Reformed College on its 475th anniversary. We asked the former lay president of the Cistibiscan church district about his memories from the ’50s.
The 23rd of October is the anniversary of the 1956 uprising in Budapest against the Soviet regime in Hungary. Former Reformed bishop, László Ravasz, spoke these words to the Hungarian people through a radio address on 1 November 1956.
In the past 163 years Hungarians have annually remembered the heroes of the revolution, who were murdered on 6 October 1849, bearing in mind that several other innocent victims, and among them, Reformed witnesses of faith were sentenced to death or imprisonment.