Updated: Grand Celebrations Planned for 20 August National Holiday

  • 16 Jul 2021 11:09 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Updated: Grand Celebrations Planned for 20 August National Holiday
The government is preparing to arrange a “more monumental than ever”, four-day-long programme to celebrate Hungary’s August 20 national holiday this year, the state secretary for international communications and relations said on Facebook.

“On this day we commemorate a history of over 1,000 years, which is worth celebrating with several days of festivities,” Zoltán Kovács said.

The state secretary said Hungary’s defeat of the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic meant that “the old life we are accustomed to can return”, adding that the body in charge of the festivities had already started making preparations.

Tourism Agency Promises 'Biggest Ever' Aug 20 Fireworks Show

Hungary’s tourism agency hopes that as many people as possible will be in Budapest on the August 20 national holiday to witness the “biggest ever” festive fireworks display, Zoltán Guller, the head of the agency, said on Thursday.

More than 40,000 shots will be fired during the 25-minute show, which is eight to nine times as many as in previous years, Guller told a press event.

The government is preparing to organise four days of festive programmes in the capital to mark St Stephen’s Day this year, he noted.

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