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  • What to do in Budapest on the 20th of August?
    What to do in Budapest on the 20th of August?
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    This summer you do not have to search for entertainment on the Internet, because if you're in the capital, you're inevitably having a chance to embark on a fantastic 20 August program. This year's celebration will undoubtedly be special in this respect, as unlike traditions, it will last for 3 days. Concerts, gastro-festivals and official public events will start on Saturday morning. 

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  • Gastronomic Premiere - The Official National Bread and Country Cake of 2018
    Gastronomic Premiere - The Official National Bread and Country Cake of 2018
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    Thanks to tradition, on our national holiday, on August 20th, the public will taste the masterpieces of the nation's Bread and Country Cake gastronomic competitions. It is worth visiting this year's Flavour Street, where every year there is a huge interest and a great atmosphere.

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  • When was the first the first time celebrated the 20th of August with fireworks?
    When was the first the first time celebrated the 20th of August with fireworks?
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    The earliest records about the fireworks in Hungary are from 1829 but the propagation of the pyrotechnics and the joint celebration became common only a 150 years later.

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  • The Feast of New Bread
    The Feast of New Bread
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    The most basic food is bread. It symbolizes life, livelihood and home. On this public holiday, we express what bread means as well. Traditionally, after the harvest, the first bread of the new wheat was baked on St. Stephen's Day. Since it was possible to bake new wheat for the first time in August, the month is also called the new bread of the month. 

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  • The best way to watch the fireworks: on a boat
    The best way to watch the fireworks: on a boat
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    Every year, more and more people are visiting the Pest and Buda quays of the Danube to experience the wonderful visual experience that is the highlight of our birthday celebration. Every year, the fireworks create exciting visuals for both foreign and domestic visitors alike. 

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  • Some interesting facts to know regarding the 20th of August
    Some interesting facts to know regarding the 20th of August
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    We collected curiosities that are linked to our holiday on the 20th of August. Some of these are forgotten already, so let us have a look at the past events of our history. 

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  • Top Museums to visit in Budapest
    Top Museums to visit in Budapest
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    Hungarian National Museum 

    It is the first national museum in Hungary that collects and keeps the inherited treasures of the Carpathian Basin since 1802. The main building sits in the 8th district of Budapest. We recommend the institution to the visitor who wants to get to know a bit more about the country and its origin.

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  • Which programs will be officially on the 20th of August?
    Which programs will be officially on the 20th of August?
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    In 2018, for the first time, there will be a three-day event on the 20th of August. The celebration will feature concerts, water and air parade, street party, gastronomic festival, exhibition and fair in several parts of the capital. Let's see where it is worth to visit for those who want to participate in the celebration of the foundation of the country.

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  • Where are the fireworks shooting this year?
    Where are the fireworks shooting this year?
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    Every year, nearly half a million attend the fireworks on the Danube bank. The grandiose sight is a worthy tribute to our traditions. No wonder why it is one of the most popular public holidays - and this year it can be enjoyed by visitors in the summer for 3 consecutive days.

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  • What do we celebrate on August 20?
    What do we celebrate on August 20?
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    The National Assembly of 1991 declared National Day of St. Stephen as the official state holiday of the Republic of Hungary. The state celebration is still maintained in many places in Hungary and in Hungarian-inhabited areas beyond Hungary.

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  • St. Stephen's Day
    St. Stephen's Day
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    August 20th is one of the oldest and most unique Hungarian celebrations. On this day, the country celebrates King Stephen's Day, who is responsible for founding of the Christian Hungarian State.

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