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Budapest Lit Up with Legendary Fireworks Show on St Stephen’s Day

Tamás Vaski 2021.08.20.

In a magnificent display of color and light, Budapest’s night sky was lit up by firework after firework in celebration of Saint Stephen, the first king of Hungary. 40 thousand crashes of light were shot up over the course of a show that captivated the city for more than half an hour.

The experience will no doubt remain with Hungarians as one of the best if not the best firework display of any St Stephen’s Day celebration. It was certainly a short but sweet moment of unified celebration and happiness for everyone, especially pleasant after the difficulties faced in the past year.

Looking forward, it is definitely going to be difficult to top this show in 2022.

Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

Photo by Zoltán Máthé/MTI

Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

Photo by Zoltán Máthé/MTI

Featured photo by Zoltán Máthé/MTI