Pro-Government Group Proposes Making June 19 National Holiday


June 19, the anniversary of the withdrawal of the last Soviet troops from Hungary in 1991, should be declared a national holiday, according to the pro-government Civic Union Forum (CÖF) and associated CÖKA foundation.


Member of CÖF’s board of trustees Tamás Fricz told a press conference on Tuesday that the significance of June 19 was comparable to the anniversaries of the 1848 war of independence and the anti-Soviet revolt of 1956.


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