Day of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 (15/03)

On March 15, Hungarians celebrate one of the national holidays - the Day of the Revolution of 1848.

On this day in 1848, in the city of Pest (now part of Budapest), the "Hungarian Spring" began - the bourgeois revolution, the bloodless national liberation movement of the Hungarians for independence from the power of the Austrian Habsburg dynasty, which later grew into a war against Austria and its allies.

The main demands of the Hungarians were freedom of the press, the creation of a Hungarian parliament and government in Pest. The revolutionaries also demanded the abolition of serfdom, freedom of religion, the creation of a national bank, their own Hungarian army, and the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.