The city is covered by a new flag to celebrate March 15 this year. However, it’s anything but new. It’s the 1849 cavalry flag used mainly by Bem’s Transylvanian army with the Kossuth coat-of-arms in it without the crown to commemorate the dethronement of the Habsburgs in April 1849.

Hungarian history could be well related by the history of flags starting from the Árpáds until the flag with a hole of 1956.

The present red-white-green flag dates back to 1848/49 War of Independence against Austria but these colours were banned until the Compromise of 1867 when finally it became the official flag Hungary.


For the sake of historical flag fans here is an excellent source,

unfortunately only in Hungarian, but the pictures speak for themselves. If you need an explanation, feel free to write to us: