On the occasion of the National Day of Hungary commemorating the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight of 23rd October 1956 the Hungarian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden invited us to a reception. October 23rd marks the day of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. It is a National Holiday when commemorations take place in Budapest and Hungary. It was a revolution against the Stalinist, communist regime and Soviet oppression that was beaten down by the Russian army. The Hungarian revolution of 1956 is one of the most significant events of the country’s 20th century history.