St. Stephen's Day Celebrations In Budapest On 20 August

  • 7 Aug 2016 9:00 AM
St. Stephen's Day Celebrations In Budapest On 20 August
August 20th is Hungary's National Day commemorating King Stephen, the first king of the Hungarian sand the founder of the Hungarian state. He led in the Catholicism with the protection of Rome. He was canonised and became St. Stephen on 20th August 1083. On this day the whole country celebrates with concerts, Holy Mass and fireworks.

Timetable for St. Stephen's Day celebrations 2016:

at Kossuth square / Parliament

08:30-09:30 Raising of the National flag of Hungary, Defence Minister István Simicskó's speech, official ceremony, Formal speech of the President János Áder
09:00-20:00 Hungarian ‘street of flavours' (food stalls) on Lánchíd Street

10:00-18:00 Open Day in the Parliament

in the Buda Castle

10:00-21:00 Festival of Folk Arts
14:30 Procession from the St. George Square and Ecumenical bread-blessing at the St. Stephen statue.

at the Adam Clark Square

12:00-21:00 Family programmes and concerts

10:00 Programs for children with the Buborék ensemble

11:00 Cutting up the Cake of the Nation
11:30 Showcase of the St.Stephen's Day bread

16:00 Petruska concert

17:30 Supernem concert

19:00 Anna and the Barbies concert

20:00 Messaging with the Petőfi Radio

at the St. Stephen's Basilica

17:00 Holy Mass and procession of St.Stephen's Holy Right Hand

at the Danube (between the Chain Bridge and Liberty Bridge)

21:00-21:30 Fireworks

Don't hesitate to join any of the programs above and get closer to this nation. Explore the city, along with Hungarian gastronomy and be amazed at the breathtaking fireworks at the end of the day.


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