The National Day of Hungary is on the 15th March (1848 Revolution memorial day). Likewise the 20th August (St. Stephen’s day) and the 23rd October (1956 Revolution memorial day). The National Day of Hungary is celebrated on 20th August annually. This day is also known as St. Stephen’s Day, commemorating the first king of Hungary, St. Stephen.
National Day of Hungary
Likewise St. Stephen played a crucial role in the creation of the Hungarian state. Today is is widely considered as the founder of Hungary. He was crowned as the first King of Hungary in the year 1000, and his reign is remembered for its cultural and religious achievements. St. Stephen (in Hungarian, Szent István) was the first king of Hungary, ruling from 1000 to 1038.
Firstly Stephen was born in 969 as the son of Grand Prince Géza. Secondly, as he was a member of the Árpád dynasty, the ruling family of the Magyar tribes. Thirdly, Géza was a Christian and he ensured that his son received a Christian education. Finally Stephen became a devout Christian and was baptized around the age of ten.
Public Holiday in Hungary
Firstly in Hungary, there are several public holidays throughout the year
- New Year’s Day – January 1st
- 1848 Revolution Memorial Day – March 15th
- Easter Sunday and Easter Monday – dates vary each year
- Labor Day – May 1st
- Pentecost Sunday and Pentecost Monday – dates vary each year
- St. Stephen’s Day (National Day of Hungary) – August 20th
- Day of the 1956 Revolution – October 23rd
- All Saints’ Day – November 1st
- Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day – December 24th, 25th, and 26th
On these public holidays, most businesses, shops, and government offices are closed.