Sándor Petőfi, one of the most significant figures of Hungarian literature, revolutionary, actor, was born on 1 January, 1823 in Kiskeres, todayʹs Hungary, on the territory of the then Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. In his short 26 years of life, he wrote more than 1,000 poems, which were translated into more than 50 languages – into Serbian for the first time by Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, in 1855, from where we count the Serbian reception of Petőfiʹs poetry.
In addition to poetry, his role in the revolution and struggle for freedom in 1848-1849, as well as his glorious demeanor and heroism, made him one of the most significant figures of the Hungarian national myth.
The memory of the poet is cherished throughout Vojvodina, within organization of "VM4K", with POKRENI SE! PETEFI! (MOZDULJ! PETŐFI!) programme – a Vojvodina programme cycle "Petőfi 200".
Expert collaboration: Centre for Education, Research and Culture of Vojvodina Hungarians (VM4K); D.o.o. Magyar Szó Kft., Forum Printing House
Artistic realization of the issue: Boban Savić MA, academic painter