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20 August 2008 @ 09:02 am
August 20th - National Day  

St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary.

August 20 is St Stephen's Day in Hungary. On this day Hungarians celebrate King Stephen and the founding of the Hungarian state. Stephen was born around AD 970. He was elected prunce in 997, and was crownd king in Esztergom on Christmas in 1000, with a crown sent by Pope Sylvester II. During his reign, he created the Christian Hungarian Kingdom from the Hungarian tribes, and strengthened the Church in Hungary exceedingly.
St. Stephen's Day become Hungary's national Day, and stayed that way until 1945, when, on account of its religious and patriotic content, it was prohibited by the Communists. Sinece 1991, August 20 is once again St Stephen's Day in Hungary.

Pictures of This Day:

These pictures are REAL not PS!!!!!!!! :))))) Boeing above the Duna.


Boeing pictures taken from:  http://www.malev.hu/BP/HUN/I_NEWS/2006-0818-1206-16AFJG.asp


Current Location: Budapest
Current Mood: thankfulthankful
Call Me Psycho Troll!ala_tariel on August 20th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Surely you have a day off today. Have a great National Holiday!!!
MonkeyJadetakacshedi on August 20th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
Oh YES, I'm Home today! :))))

Thanks! :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
ckll: pic#jensenjapckll on August 20th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)
Have a wonderful day sweetie. The pics are wonderful :)
MonkeyJadetakacshedi on August 20th, 2008 09:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! :))))