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St. Stephen's Day - National Holiday

On St Stephen's Day, 20 August, the patron saint of Hungary is celebrated all over the country with varying degrees of vigour. This special day is celebrated with day-long activities followed by spectacular fireworks throughout the country.


Location: Multiple places around Budapest

Besides the state celebrations there'll be a wide range of other programs both in the morning and in the afternoon ensuring wonderful time for the whole family.

The celebration starts with the raising of the Hungarian flag on Kossuth Square at 8.30-8.50, and the main events include the procession of St. Stephen's Holy Right Hand around the Basilica, the Court of St Stephen, a historical playhouse, archery shows, a water parade and an air show along the embankments of the river Danube, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over the Danube.