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We celebrated Hungary's birthday this year with a grand fireworks and light show

This year’s St. Stephen's Day fireworks display, which was rescheduled to 27 August due to the uncertain weather was one of the highlights of the summer again. The spectacular show recounted the great moments of Hungarian history through the dream of a young child, with 40,000,000 pyrotechnic effects and 600 drones to dazzle the audience. Based on figures, both the four-day event and the fireworks display had a noticeable tourism impact. Over the weekend of 20 August, 104,000 guest nights were reserved in Budapest, while hundreds of thousands of visitors watched the show on location on 27 August.

August 30th
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The fireworks display will start at 21:00

 

Based on the situational assessment of the Operational Group at 20:00, there are no circumstances that could affect the festive fireworks.

August 27th
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There are no circumstances that would call into question the celebratory flypast of fighter jets and the fireworks display

The Operational Group responsible for the festive fireworks display began its work today at 16:00. On the basis of the information gathered and evaluated so far, it can be concluded that there are no circumstances that would call into question the celebratory flypast of fighter jets at 19.30 and the fireworks display at 21.00.

 
 

August 27th
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"The fireworks on 27 August will be magic" - Barnabás Réti reveals some behind-the-scenes secrets of this year's show

This year's fireworks display on 27 August promises to be an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike. The audience will witness a miracle, promises actor-director Barnabás Réti, the author of the fireworks story and one of the creators of the artistic concept.

 

August 27th
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Official partners of St Stephen's Day will be open during the fireworks on 27 August

The official partners of St Stephen's Day will be open before, during and after the fireworks on 27 August with discounted drinks and snacks. 

August 27th
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A young child's dream comes to life in the storyline of the fireworks display

This year's spectacular fireworks, light and drone show, called "Game of Fire and Lights", will be preceded by a dream of a small child, evoking great moments in Hungarian history.

August 26th
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Hungarian Defence Forces fighter jets will perform a flypast on 27 August

A fire and light show starting at 21:00 on Saturday will be preceded by the Hungarian Defence Forces fighter jets from 19:30.

August 26th
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St Stephen’s Day fireworks show preparation are underway

Around 40,000 pyrotechnic effects, including Roman candles, comets, fire pearls and firework bombs will be lined up on the barges, boats and two bridges in Budapest from which the fireworks will be launched on 27 August. As last year, a large-scale light and drone show will complement the spectacle.

August 26th
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Let's celebrate together at the new time! This year, we will be able to watch the fantasy fireworks display called “Game of Fire and Lights” together in the nation's capital, Budapest on 27 August. We welcome everyone to celebrate that we belong together!

We celebrated Hungary's birthday, the foundation of the state for four days this year. The rainy, often changeable weather did not discourage visitors, tens of thousands of people participated in the events at almost 20 venues. Csárdafesztivál, Road Movie Live, the Magic Grove and the Street Music Festival were the most popular. A total of 104,000 guest nights were booked in the capital's hotels over the weekend of 20 August. The "Game of Fire and Lights" will be held in Budapest on 27 August, a new date set by the Operational Group.

August 22nd
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Let's celebrate together on the new date

This year's fireworks display will take place on 27 August, from 21:00.

August 22nd
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The Operetta Corso venue has closed earlier than expected

Operetta Corso closed earlier than planned on Sunday evening because of the heavy rain.

 

August 21st
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Change of programme at Road Movie Live Sunday night

Due to adverse weather conditions, the Hiperkarma and Bohemian Betyars concerts will start earlier than scheduled.

 

August 21st
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Panorama Classical has closed earlier than expected

Due to adverse weather conditions, Panorama Classical closed earlier than planned on Sunday evening.

 

August 21st
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Gallery: special workshops at Fashion & Design Festival

Visitors could participate in special workshops at the Fashion & Design Festival organised as part of the St Stephen's Day series of events. A selection of the best moments.

August 21st
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Gallery: amazing atmosphere, delicious food at the gastro-venues of the St Stephen’s Day celebrations

Visitors enjoyed the delicious food, traditional Hungarian flavours and the latest gastro-trends at the different venues on St Stephen's Day. 

August 21st
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Gallery of the best concert moments on St Stephen’s Day

Retro Tabán, Street Music Festival, Szabadrét, Road Movie Live – we have gathered a collection of the best moments at the concert venues on St Stephen’s Day.

August 21st
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