St. Stephen's Day
August 20th is the greatest national holiday for Hungarians, celebrated with day-long festivities followed by spectacular fireworks throughout the country. August 20th commemorates the foundation of the Hungarian state. Also called as St. Stephen's Day, remembering Stephen I, the first king of Hungary and founder of the Kingdom of Hungary, who was canonized on August 20th, 1083 by Pope Gregory VII.
Festivities start in the morning with the raising of the Hungarian flag and continue on all day long, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over the Danube.
State ceremonies on Kossuth Square in front of the Parliament building
Air show over the Danube in front of the Parliament starting at 09.15 – 10.00
Family activities, concerts and folklore performances
Sreet of Hungarian Flavours: gastro promenade between Várkert Bazaar and Szilágyi Dezső Square in Buda, starts at 10.00 on 19. August
You can taste and buy traditional local food, Hungary’s Cake and bread, as well as other bakery goods.
Holy Mass and the procession of Saint Stephen’s alleged holy right hand at St. Stephen’s Basilica starting at 17.00
An impressive fireworks show that you can watch from the Danube.#hungary #fireworks #festival #august20 #ststephens #basilica #airshow #grippen #kossuth #kossuthsquare #travel #traveler #world #worldheritage #heritage #instagram #photo #picture