3 Days Of Events To Celebrate St. Stephen's Holiday

  • 19 Aug 2018 9:58 AM
  • Hungary Matters
3 Days Of Events To Celebrate St. Stephen's Holiday
State events marking August 20, the major national holiday celebrating Hungary’s statehood, will be held over three days this year, read on for related information and inspiration!


Celebrations this year are to reflect on a time when emphasising Hungarian statehood, national identity and national cohesion was more important than ever.

Programmes include a gastronomy festival of Hungarian specialties starting on August 18. This year’s festival will focus around Hungarian coffee houses and spices.

Other programmes include concerts on each day, featuring Hungarian rock band Tankcsapda, which will give a concert at the Gellért monument at the foot of Elisabeth Bridge on the Danube embankment.

The highlighted event will be the traditional fireworks spectacle to be held along the banks of the River Danube.

Attendance by half a million spectators is expected.

August 20 is a holiday of St Stephen in honour of Hungary’s first Christian king and Hungary’s statehood.

Click here for a detailed program

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Hungarian National Holiday Events, 18 - 20 August

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