We would like to draw your attention to the 20TH OF AUGUST, Tuesday, which is a national holiday in Hungary. We celebrate the foundation of the Hungarian state and our first king, Saint Stephen (Szent Istvan). He ruled our county,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 in Hungary. You can learn more about him, the 20th of August and our history on our free walking tours! :-)
On this day ALL OUR FREE TOURS RUN. (There might be a small change in the route of the 10:30&14:30 Original Budapest free tour because of celebrations and closures. If yes, your guides will inform you in the beginning of the tours.)
Shops, malls will be closed (except for some nonstop supermarkets), but museums, thermal baths will be open.
On the Kossuth square, next to our beautiful Parliament building, there will be events all day long.
A party called National chill will be held on the terrace of MagNet House, on the Andrássy avenue, number 98. The event is free.