Hungarian National Day


Hungarian National Day – 18th August – National Day Stage

The Hungarian Pavilion will celebrate the National Day on August 18 with varied cultural programs.

About the Hungarian State Foundation Day:

August 20, also known as State Foundation Day, is one of the oldest national holidays in Hungary. Hungary's first king St. Stephen's Day, also the day of the Foundation of Hungary and "the day of the new bread". St. Stephen of Hungary (Szent István király in Hungarian) (ca. 975 – 15 August 1038), as the first king of Hungary, led the country into the Christian church and established the institutions of the kingdom and the church. He was canonized on 20 August 1083, and 20 August is his feast day.


10 a.m.:
- Kun Captains and their Band: traditional folk music
- Szolnok AirForce Band: traditional folk music of the Royal Hungarian Army
15:00: Welcome speech
15.30: Hungarian Soul (Magyar Lélek in Hungarian): grandiose folk musical performance
16:15: Arrival of István Bencze, horseman, ending his expedition at the Expo