An old picture of men with a Hungarian flag protesting during the 1956 revolution in Hungary

October 23rd – National holiday in Hungary

Please note that the 23rd of October is a national holiday in Hungary. However, we RUN ALL OUR FREE TOURS as usual on this day as well!

  • 10:00 Jewish quarter, Communism and Avenue & Heroes’ square free walking tour
  • 10:30 & 14:30 General Budapest free tour
  • 15:30 Jewish quarter, Communism and Street & Urban art free tour
  • 18:30 Evening Pest walking tour

Shopping malls, bigger supermarkets will be closed on the 23rd of October, but smaller non-stop supermarkets, some restaurants, bathhouses will be open.


The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was a nationwide revolution against the Hungarian People’s Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, it lasted from the 23rd of October until the 10th of November 1956. It was leaderless when it first began, but then it became the first major threat to Soviet control since the Red Army drove Nazi Germany from its territory at the End of World War II in Europe.You can learn much more about this revolution on our Communism free walking tour and even see some of the locations where the revolution started. Meet us on the Elisabeth square, close to the Budapest Eye Ferris wheel and get to know more about this national holiday!