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August 20, Hungary's National Holiday

Aug 20, 2021

The national holiday of August 20 commemorates Hungary's first king, St. Stephen (ca. 975 –1038) and it is also the day of the foundation of Hungary. It is celebrated with programs all over the country. In the capital alone, twenty venues awaited visitors from Buda Castle to the City Park. The central event, the inauguration […]

Debrecen flower carnival 2020

Debrecen Flower Carnival in Pandemic Format

Aug 20, 2020

The Carnival of Flower, held annually in the eastern Hungarian city of Debrecen on the national holiday of August 20th since 1966, was different this year due to the COVID-19 situation. Every year, dozens of carriages decorated with hundreds of thousands of fresh flowers made of compositions altogether pass through the streets of Debrecen. The […]

Commemorations on the National Day of August 20th

Aug 20, 2020

August 20th in is a national holiday in Hungary as the Day of King Stephen, the founder of the Hungarian state. The Hungarian flag was raised on Kossuth Square in front of Parliament to the tune of the National Anthem by the ceremonial guard of the Hungarian Defense Forces this Thursday morning to start commemorations […]

Government Cancels August 20 Celebrations

Jul 16, 2020

All public events lined up for the August 20 national holiday have been cancelled in light of coronavirus protection measures, the Minister heading the Prime Minister's Office, Gergely Gulyás announced this Thursday. The events would have included an air show and the traditional fireworks in the evening. As the minister said at his regular weekly […]

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