Honoring the freedom and bravery of the 1956 Freedom Fighters
The heroism of Hungary’s legendary 1956 freedom fighter came from the extraordinary bravery of everyday peopleRead more
"In order to preserve Hungary for our children and grandchildren, and to live here as Hungarians, we must protect our country’s borders and act against such dangers as mass illegal migration and terrorism,” Hungary's defense minister said
King St. Stephen, or Szent István Király, was the beloved first monarch of Hungary who lived during the turn of the first millenium. He was canonized August 20, 1083, by Pope Gregory VII for bringing Christianity to Hungary and later deemed the patron saint of Hungary. In 1771, Queen Maria Theresa declared the day a national state and church holiday. The celebration has been observed annually on the saint’s feast day ever since and commemorates the foundation of the Hungarian state.