On the 13th of May, the National Heritage Institute will organise the Day of the Memorials, which will be held in almost fifty locations and thirty-five cities across the country. 

The event will be held for the eighth time this year and will also host the presentation of the Memorial Site of the Year Award.

The National Heritage Institute will offer free programmes throughout the day. The eleven thematic tours will include the Jewish cemetery in Salgótarjáni Street and the Visitor Centre of the New Public Cemetery, as well as the architectural values of the Fiumei Road cemetery, its portraits, the prime ministers who rested there, the greats of our literature, and the poet’s contemporaries in the context of the Petőfi Year. 

Visitors can also take a night walk in the graveyard with a torch, singing and looking for the most beautiful angel statues. In the evening, from 8:00 p.m. Tünde Rémi and János Appelshoffer will perform at the tomb of Mór Jókai in a triple performance of dance, music and poetry. For the first time in Budapest, the Petőfi Literary Museum’s Petőfi 200 project will have a mobile museum bus, which will move to the Fiumei Road Tomb Garden for two days.

On Memorials Day, visitors will be able to take a walk in the Reformed Great Church of Debrecen and the Reformed College, while in Hajdúböszörmény, the Hajdúsági Museum, located in the former Hajdú District seat, will offer a permanent exhibition of the history and ethnography of Hajdúság and Hajdúböszörmény.

The National Heritage Institute established the prize for those memorial sites that, in the previous year, presented the memorial site and its national and cultural values in a novel way, even in a way that could be applied to other memorial sites. The 2023 Award will be presented on the Day of the Memorials at 6:00 p.m. in the Fiumei Road Cemetery.

Most of the programmes are free or discounted. More information can be found on the event’s official website.

Source: dehir.hu | Photo credit: Facebook (Papp Lászlóú)

Author: Debrecen4U