Oct. 23rd being a huge Memorial day here in Hungary, was wondering if anyone partakes of any of the events happening around Hungary?
Are there any big activites going on in smaller cities or villages that anyone will be visiting?
We used to attend the more serious memorial events, but over the years they seem to have become to sad for us.
Yesterday morning the local church on our street had a huge gathering of people.
Opened the window to hear singing a band and prayers .People all dressed up in the funeral finery, all black.
People carrying flowers in the rain, really sad.
My husband was 9 and his bro 10 when they saw everything start to unfold back in 1956. They were playing near the Danube in the 5th district not far from their flat. Students started to gather near their play area, they both climbed up a lamp post and hung there for most of the long day watching and listening. Got hungry even though they were so excited so they thankfully went home when the students dispersed , some going off to the armory, others to the radio station. They saw a Russian tank smash over a young women which scared them to death.
Came home to find their poor mother is a panic not knowing where they had been all day long.
Tomorrow we may visit a few of the free museums around the city. I have never been to the House of Terror Museum, I may visit this for the first time. Not sure I can drag my husband inside though, he has always refused to enter that place, too many painful memories. Said he has no need to see a museum, as he lived it.