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Memorials’ Day - In a series of programs launched and coordinated annually by the National Heritage Institute, colorful programs for all ages are waiting for all over Hungary. The main role belongs to national and historical memorials, many of which also tell of common European historical experiences
Among other location, you can visit places related to Hungary's accession to medieval Christian Europe, such as Esztergom, Pannonhalma, Somogyvár, Székesfehérvár, or they are connected to the struggle of Christianity with Ottoman Turks, such as Eger, Mohács, Szigetvár or they are reminiscent of the totalitarian regimes that divided Europe in the 20th century, such as the University of Technology, the National Park of Mourning in the New Public Cemetery or the Wesselényi Street Heroes' Church and the graveyard in Budapest.
Fiumei út 16-18, 1086, Budapest, Hungary
Event reportThis year, nearly 60 sites joined the Day of Memorials, which was opened at the Székesfehérvár National Memorial by Gábor Móczár, Director General of the National Heritage Institute. On that day, in most of the locations colorful programs have brought closer to all ages the sites that are often important in European history and the stories associated with them. This year's Memorial of the Year award was won by the National Memorial of Mohács, where not only are they working with exemplary and 21st century tools to excavate the mass graves of the Battle of Mohács (1526), but visitors are involved in programs for this extraordinary event in as many cases as possible. It is outstanding how the Mohács National Memorial is being prepared for the 500th anniversary of the battle, after which the Ottoman-Turkish Empire posed a constant and direct threat to Christian Hungary and Europe.
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