St. Stephen’s Day is Hungary’s Grandest Celebration with Fireworks, a Parade, and Cake!

On August 20th is St. Stephen’s Day, one of the most important holidays in Hungary. On this day, Hungarians host numerous grand events to celebrate the birth of their nation over 1000 years ago and also honor their patron saint, King St. Stephen. One notable event includes the national cake competition. After the winning recipe is selected there is a cake cutting ceremony. Then the cake and healthy versions of it are available to try at the various pastry shops. Other grand events include the Air and Water parade and the blessing of the bread. The day ends with a dazzling fireworks show along the Danube River. Find out more about the celebration here and more about the rich history here.

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