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Aug 01, 2018

Hungary to celebrate this year’s August 20th national holiday over three days

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said the three-day weekend will last from Saturday, August 18th through Monday, August 20th

Hungary will celebrate this year’s August 20th national holiday over three days.

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said the three-day weekend will last from Saturday, August 18th through Monday, August 20th.

The Street of Hungarian Flavours will open on the Saturday, and there will also be concerts on all three days as well. Tankcsapda will be among the main acts and their concert will be held at the Gellért Statue.

Kovács , heading the operation, highlighted that the operational corps responsible for the safe implementation of the events started on Monday.

Kovács also pointed out that we are living in times when it is more important than at any time in the past few decades to stress our statehood, our national identity and the everyday experience and importance of our national affiliation.

The spokesman stressed that every national holiday that directs attention to our “Hungarianness” and the importance of the values attached to it is of particular importance.

August 20th is the most popular national holiday in Hungary. Every year, events are attended by hundreds of thousands of people, and some half a million people watch the celebratory fireworks on site in downtown Budapest, he said.

Kovács said they will have a surprise as well as a spectacular fireworks display. He indicated that this year people with disabilities will be able to view the evening fireworks from the Olympic Park.

The August 20th schedule can be viewed on the government’s website.