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Hungary National Day

Join in the festivities and honor Hungary's rich culture and history on National Day - with traditional food, music, and pride!
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Get ready to celebrate Hungary National Day on August 20! This special day commemorates the founding of the Hungarian state in 907 AD. It's a time for Hungarians all over the world to come together and honor their country's rich history, culture, and traditions. The holiday is marked by colorful parades, traditional dances and music, and delicious Hungarian cuisine. So grab your red, white, and green flags and join in on the festivities – it's sure to be a day filled with pride and joy!

History of Hungary National Day

Hungary National Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>907</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hungarian State Foundations</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Hungarian state was founded, marking the birth of the nation that we now know as Hungary.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1038</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Saint Stephen's Death</div><div class='timeline-text'>King Saint Stephen, the first king of Hungary, died on August 20th. His death is commemorated on this day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1083</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Stephen's Canonization</div><div class='timeline-text'>King Saint Stephen was canonized by Pope Gregory VII, further solidifying him as a central figure in Hungarian history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Traditions Begin</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the 1700s, Saint Stephen's Day was being celebrated with more widely recognized traditions, including parades and special religious services.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1949</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Post-World War II Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Following World War II, Hungary's Communist government officially recognized August 20th as a national holiday.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>New Constitution Adoption</div><div class='timeline-text'>Hungary's new constitution is ceremonially signed and adopted on Hungary National Day, reinforcing the significance of the holiday.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Hungary National Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Hungarian festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local Hungarian festival in your area and immerse yourself in Hungarian culture, food, and traditions.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn some Hungarian dances</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a dance class or watch online tutorials to learn traditional Hungarian dances for a fun and active way to celebrate Hungary National Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Hungarian restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Satisfy your taste buds by trying out authentic Hungarian cuisine at a local restaurant or even attempting to cook some dishes at home.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a Hungarian film or documentary</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Learn more about Hungary's history and culture by watching a Hungarian film or documentary, either at home or at a local theater.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Hungarian-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family to celebrate Hungary National Day with a Hungarian-themed party, complete with traditional decorations, music, and of course, food.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Hungary National Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Celebrating Hungarian culture and traditions</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Hungarian National Day is a day to honor the rich cultural heritage of Hungary. From its unique language to its delicious cuisine, this holiday offers a chance to learn about and appreciate all that makes Hungary special.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Welcoming and hospitable people</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Hungarians are known for their warmth, hospitality, and generosity. On National Day, visitors can experience firsthand the kindness and friendliness of the Hungarian people while taking part in various celebrations and events.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Beautiful landscapes and landmarks</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Hungary boasts stunning natural landscapes, from the rolling hills of the countryside to the picturesque architecture of its cities. On National Day, tourists and locals alike can appreciate and celebrate the beauty of their country.</p></div></div>

Discover 5 Fascinating Facts for Hungary National Day

Hungary National Day FAQs

When is Hungary National Day?

Hungary National Day is celebrated on August 20 every year. In 2024 Hungary National Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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