20th August Happy St Stephens Day Hungary

if you are a tourist in Hungary or indeed someone living here then you cannot miss the celebration that is St Stephens Day. The day starts with raising of the flag and the swearing in of the new soldiers and ends with a massive firework display over the river Danube. 

August 20th is the greatest national holiday for Hungarians, celebrated with day-long festivities followed by spectacular fireworks throughout the country. August 20th commemorates the foundation of the Hungarian state, it’s like Hungary’s 4th of July. Also called as St. Stephen’s Day, remembering Stephen I, the first king of Hungary and founder of the Kingdom of Hungary, who was canonized on August 20th, 1083 by Pope Gregory VII.

Festivities start in the morning with the raising of the Hungarian flag and continue on all day long, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over the Danube.
And each year there is a new National Cake and in 2015 it is Apricot flavored Palinka and Caramel, plus there is a no sugar version of Peach bubble cake.

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