On the 15th of March, Hungary celebrated the 170th anniversary of the outbreak of the Revolution and the struggle for freedom from 1848-1849. This is one of the most significant events in the new history of the country and of Europe.

On the occasion of the national holiday of Hungary, a number of commemorative events took place in our country. H. E. Ms. Tekla Harangozó, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the country, invited on the 14th of March the Hungarians living in Bulgaria and their relatives and friends to lay wreaths and flowers in front of the commemorative plaques of Sándor Petőfi and Lajos Kossuth in Sofia.

A reception at the embassy followed, on which representatives of the Hungarian diaspora in Bulgaria and Bulgarians who have active ties and joint activities with Hungary attended. It was respected by Ms. Iliana Yotova, Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, and Mr. Valery Simeonov, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Demographic Policy.

The celebration of the 170th anniversary from the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution and the struggle for freedom from 1848-1849 was accompanied by a number of other events in Bulgaria. On the 13th of March in Vidin, wreaths were placed in front of the commemorative plaques of Lajos Kossuth and on the 15th of March in Chiprovtsi - in front of the bust-monument of the regiment Istvan (Stefan) Dunev. On the 19th of March there were all-day events in Shumen. Wreaths were laid at the Lajos Kossuth Monument, in front of the Lajos Kossuth House Museum, in the Armenian Church. A photo exhibition "The Spiritual Presence of Hungary in Bulgaria" by photographer Bahget Iskander was opened in the foyer of the Stilian Chilingirov Regional Library in the presence of H. E. Ms. Tekla Harangozó and Mr. Daniel Rumenov, Director of the Regional Museum of History - Shumen.

Photos: "Diplomatic Spectrum" and Embassy of Hungary.