- 21 Aug 2017 3:10 AM
Over the holiday weekend Budapest hosted an 'Air and Water Parade', a 'Street of Hungarian Flavours', concerts at Clark Ádám Square (pictured below), and many more holiday events.
Here are a few quick facts about 'King Stephen the State Founder':
* Stephen The First (997–1038) was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarian Conquerors in the Carpathian Basin, and the first Christian King of Hungary, crowned by Pope Sylvester II.
* King Stephen had fought for the unity of Hungary against pagan Hungarian warriors, and also for the independence of the Hungarian Kingdom against Western European troops.
* He brought Christianity to the country and established a legal system. Thus the 20th August in Hungary is both a large scale National and Christian holiday - much loved by Hungarians, especially due to the amazing annual fireworks.
Photo credit: MTI