Organizers have revealed that a series of programs to commemorate the August 20 Hungarian national holiday celebrating Hungary’s statehood attracted a record number of visitors to the capital. Visitors to Budapest had a choice of over 100 programs at more than 20 venues over three days. The celebrations culminated in a fireworks, light and drone display in the evening on Sunday. The “complex visual show” included 34,000 fireworks lighting up the sky from 230 launch points and a light show using more than 1,100 intelligent lights, 61 high-performance laser projectors and another 34 laser devices, they noted. Public television’s broadcast of the fireworks show also generated record ratings. Visitor numbers gave a “significant” boost to tourism in the capital as well as to the turnover of tens of thousands of businesses, the organizers said.
August 20 Hungarian national holiday events drew record numbers
Public television’s broadcast of the fireworks show also generated record ratings.