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Holy Crown Flies over Hungary – PHOTOS!

Hungary Today 2022.05.02.

MTI photojournalist György Varga took several photos of the hot air balloon over Nagykanizsa on Saturday, April 30, which is the shape of the Hungarian state symbol, the Holy Crown.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translated by Júlia Tar.

The crown of St. Stephen is considered the symbol of Hungarian unity. The “only holy” crown connects the earthly kingdom with the heavenly one. The original crown was given by Pope Sylvester II to the Hungarian king, Stephen I of Hungary in the year 1000. The present form of St. Stephen’s crown was made in several stages between the 11th and 13th centuries; it is called Szent Korona (meaning “Holy Crown”) in Hungarian (different from the actual St. Stephen’s crown).

Photo by György Varga/MTI

Photo by György Varga/MTI

Photo by György Varga/MTI

The Return of the Holy Crown from the US to Hungary - Interview with Historian Tibor Glant
The Return of the Holy Crown from the US to Hungary - Interview with Historian Tibor Glant

The Holy Crown is perhaps the most important national symbol of Hungary, the token of Hungarian statehood, which has accompanied the country’s history, forming a defining part of it to this very day. Despite its immense importance, the Crown of Saint Stephen was stolen, hidden, lost, recovered throughout its existence, even having been taken abroad […]Continue reading

Source: Propeller.hu, Wikipedia

Featured image via György Varga/MTI


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