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Government Plans to Organise August 20 Celebrations

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.06.24.

Hungary’s government is moving ahead with plans to organise the public celebrations and evening fireworks show for the August 20 national holiday, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Thursday.

In response to a question, Gergely Gulyás expressed hope that Hungary would have a reason and an opportunity to celebrate the holiday, saying that the vaccines in use were effective against all known variants of the coronavirus.

“And the target of 5.5 million inoculations can be met within a few days,” Gulyás added.

As things stand, it looks like it will be safe to hold the August 20 celebrations and the fireworks display, he said.

featured image: August 20 fireworks in 2019; via Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI