BudapestAugust 19, 2017 in Hungary
Budapest is celebrating its national holiday tomorrow, Sunday 20 August, but the festivities began today. Streets and bridges are closed to traffic and there are food and drink stalls as far as the eye can see along the river and music to be heard all over the city. 20 August is the greatest national holiday for Hungarians. It commemorates the foundation of the Hungarian state. Also called 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.
Unfortunately, as we leave Budapest tomorrow, we won't be around to see the official celebrations or the fireworks but it will be big if the preparations we see today are an indication.
We had a great time being a part of it today.Read more