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Join us for a Virtual Fireworks Display Instead of the Cancelled Celebrations!

Hungary Today 2020.08.21.

This year, the government has decided to cancel all public events scheduled for the August 20th national holiday, including the air show and the evening fireworks display, as part of coronavirus protection measures. However, the traditional fireworks is the peak of the national holiday, so Hungary Today decided to collect some of the most beautiful pictures from the last couple of years to mark August 20th with a virtual celebration. 

This date is particularly important in Hungarian history and culture, as we are celebrating the founding of the Hungarian state and Hungary’s first king, St. Stephen. Normally, there would be fireworks and all-day-long activities, but this year most programs have been cancelled. However, from the last couple of years, there are plenty of beautiful pictures of the firework display over the river Danube.

photo: Márton Mónus/MTI

photo: Márton Mónus/MTI

photo: Péter Lakatos/MTI

photo: Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI

photo: Tamás Kovács/MTI

photo: Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI

photo: Péter Lakatos/MTI

photo: Márton Mónus/MTI

photo: Márton Mónus/MTI

featured photo: Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI