The National Heritage Institute (NÖRI) provides the opportunity for visitors to the Fiumei Road Cemetery on 1 November to place candles of remembrance not only on the graves of their relatives but also on the graves of our ancestors resting in protected graves as part of the 'Put a candle on the graves of our national greats' initiative.

For years, NÖRI has been commemorating the celebrities whose graves are no longer visited in the Fiumei Road Cemetery. This year, for the first time, visitors can also join this tradition. NÖRI provides candles to all those who want to participate in the initiative. All those who wish to remember the greats of our history in addition to their own relatives can request a candle and a map at the Information Point at the entrance to the cemetery.

The grave of János Arany in the Fiumei Road Cemetery (Photo: Balázs Both/

On 1 November, from three o'clock in the afternoon, there will be a mass accompanied by folk music and a vigil in the centre of the cemetery, on the Szentkereszt sacred square. The Villő és Fuvalom Énekegyüttes, Vox Angelis (Gregorian singers of Saint Angela Franciscan High School) and the Magyar Tekerőzenekar will also take part in the event - reads the press release sent to Pestbuda by NÖRI.

After that, the Magyar Tekerőzenkar will perform historical songs and songs from 1848 about Hungarian heroes under the title "In the Graveyard of Hungary...", followed by church folk songs and archaic folk prayers in the performance of the Villő ensemble. Finally, visitors can listen to folk funeral and vigil songs performed by the band Fuvalom.


The Fiumei Road Cemetery can be visited with extended opening hours on the occasion of All Saints' Day and Day of the Dead (Photo: Balázs Both/

On the occasion of All Saints' Day and Day of the Dead, the Fiumei Road Cemetery can be visited with extended opening hours on 1-2 November: visitors are welcome from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The three large mausoleums and the Cemetery Office will be closed, information can be requested at the Information Point.

Parking in the area of the cemetery will be free on 1-2 November, just like the previous days. On 1 November (Tuesday) between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., the National Heritage Institute will transport those in need within the Fiumei Road Cemetery free of charge with the help of an electric minibus.

Source: National Heritage Institute

Cover photo: As part of the program called 'Put a candle on the graves of our national greats', visitors can place candles of remembrance on the graves of our great ancestors (Photo: National Heritage Institute)