Március 15 – National Holiday in Hungary


From a news article:

“Hungary’s prime minister launched a scathing attack on the European Union on Thursday, accusing it of colonialist behavior, disrespecting his country’s sovereignty and meddling in its domestic affairs.

The EU has voiced concerns about legislation passed by Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party, which is seen limiting democratic principles such as the freedom of the press and the independence of the judiciary and the central bank and Brussels is also on the verge of punishing Hungary for its excessive budget deficit.

Speaking to a crowd estimated at 100,000 people by Hungarian media and at 250,000 by state news wire MTI, Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended his government’s policies and demanded fair treatment from the EU.”

Read more here.

Information about the Március 15 holiday here.

Blog post from fellow non-Hungarian living in Budapest. (This is pretty much, “yeah, what he said.”)


About SKR

30-something Australian who happened to live in Budapest for 8 months in 2012. Returned for a holiday in 2014 & 2015. Became a mum in 2016.
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