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The Biggest Celebration Ever

Aug 6, 2021

A series of festival-style events are being organized to mark the national holiday of August 20, government officials announced this week in Budapest. August 20 is an official holiday to commemorate the foundation of the Hungarian state and its founder, King St. Stephen. As it was announced, the biggest ever celebration is being prepared, with […]

Hungarian National Museum lit with national colors

National Museum Decorated Prior to National Day

Mar 13, 2021

The building of the Hungarian National Museum was lit with decorative lights of the colors of the Hungarian flag in honor of the national holiday om March 15. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the ceremonies on March 15, celebrating the start, in 1848, of the Hungarian revolution and war of independence against the Habsburgs will […]

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán speaking in Budapest on October 23 | Szilárd Koszticsák /MTI

October 23 speeches in the rain

Oct 24, 2017

Celebrations of the 61st anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution and uprising against the Stalinist style regime were attened by less people than usual due to the rain that was falling basically all day Sunday in Hungary.

| Dávid Harangozó

India's independence celebrated in Hungary

Aug 15, 2017

The Ambassador of India, Rahul Chhabra invited guests to his residence in the Buda Hills for the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of India’s Independence. The flag hoisting ceremony was followed by greetings and the reading of the President’s message.

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán speaks in front of the National Museum | Tamás Kovács / MTI

March 15: national holiday in Hungary

Mar 15, 2016

March 15, 1848 saw the outbreak of the Hungarian revolution against Habsburg oppression. Commemorations this Tuesday were characterised by speeches (including that of PM Orbán) and anti-government demonstrations.

August 20th fireworks over the Danube bridges in Budapest | Péter Lakatos / MTI

Spectacular St. Stephen's Day fireworks

Aug 21, 2015

The traditional St. Stephen’s Day fireworks were launched this Friday evening from ships on the Danube, two bridges – Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) and Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd) - and from Gellért Hill to be watched by tens of thousands of people on either banks of the river.


The Queen's National Day message to Hungary

Aug 18, 2012

Her Majesty The Queen sends her best wishes to His Excellency Dr János Áder, President of Hungary on the occasion of Hungary's National Day.

“It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the Government and people of Hungary in the coming year.

Elizabeth R.”


Queen's Birthday Party

Jun 19, 2012

Hundreds of guests attended the the official birthday party of Queen Elizabeth II in hungary in the garden of the residence of the British ambassador to Hungary, Jonathan Knott. This year, the occasion coincided with the Queen's Jubilee.


Polish Constitution Day

May 7, 2012

The Polish ambassador to Hungary, Roman Kowalski welcomed guests, including members of the diplomatic community and businesspeople, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest to celebrate his country's Constitution Day.


Kuwait Independence and Liberation Day

Feb 23, 2012

Kuwait's Ambassador to Hungary, Abdulhamid Al-Failakawi welcomed guests to the Hotel Marriott in Budapest to celebrate the country's Independence Day, Liberation Day and the anniversary of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's inauguration.


Kosovo Day of Independence

Feb 16, 2012

The Kosovar Ambassador to Hungary, Shkendije Geci Sherifi invited guests to the Hotel Intercontinental in Budapest to celebrate her country's Day of Independence - an independence that was declared in Pristina in 2008.

Queen Elizabeth II | source:

Queen sends National Day greetings to Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
Aug 18, 2011

Message from Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of Hungarian National Day

Her Majesty The Queen has congratulated His Excellency President Pál Schmitt on the occasion of the Hungarian National Day on 20 August.

"On the occasion of your National Day, it gives me much pleasure in sending Your Excellency my warmest greetings, together with my best wishes for every success for the people of the Republic of Hungary in the coming year."

Elizabeth R.

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