Saint Stephen's Day

St. Stephen's Day is celebrated in Hungary on the 20th of August each year. It is also known as Foundation Day, Constitution Day, National Day and the 'Day Of The New Bread'.

St. Stephen of Hungary (Szent István király) was the first king of Hungary and he laid the foundation of the state by converting the Magyar people to Christianity.

The highlight of the St. Stephen's Day celebration is a massive fireworks display on the bank of the Danube in the evening.