National holiday 20th of August – schedule of our tours
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.You can also enjoy programs in the Buda castle area, there will be a food fair called “The street of Hungarian tastes” at the Castle Garden Bazaar and a folk art festival in the Castle district, on top of the Castle hill. There will be a food fair, children’s and musical programs in the City Park (Városliget) as well.
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. At the end of the day admire beautiful fireworks at 21:00 on the banks of the Danube or join our ruin pub tour at 20:30 and celebrate with us in the Jewish quarter of Budapest! :-)
See you soon!