On the 13th of March H. E. Ms. Tekla Harangozó, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to the Republic of Bulgaria invited Bulgarians and Hungarians living in Bulgaria to lay wreaths and flowers in front of the commemorative plaques of Sándor Petőfi and Lajos Kossuth in Sofia.

The occasion was the 171st anniversary of the Revolution and the struggle for freedom from 1848-1849. This significant event in the new history of Hungary and of Europe is marked each year on the 15th of March and is the National Holiday of the country.

After the ceremony, Her Excellency gave a reception at the embassy, attended by representatives of the Hungarian diaspora in Bulgaria and Bulgarians who contributed to the development of the Bulgarian-Hungarian relations.

The celebration of the 171st anniversary of the outbreak of the Revolution and the struggle for freedom from 1848-1849 in Hungary this year was accompanied by a number of events in Sofia and other cities in the country. On 12 March, a photo exhibition was opened at the Hungarian Cultural Institute with pictures from the ethnographic village of Hollókő with a folklore program and degustation of dishes and drinks from the region. On 15 March, a concert of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra with soloist Kristof Barati (violin) and conductor Mark Kadin took place in Bulgaria Hall. There were different events in Shumen and Chiprovtsi as well.

Photos: the Embassy of Hungary and Diplomatic Spectrum

Above: Ms. Mariana Nikolova, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Demographic Policy and H. E. Ms. Tekla Harangozó, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to the Republic of Bulgaria