(National Day) St. Stephen's Day – Szent István napja
In the year of 1000, Hungary’s first king, the Christian St Stephen, was crowned this day, and the Hungarian (Magyar) state was founded. A case containing the right hand of St. Stephen is carried in a procession from the Basilica through the streets of Budapest.
Traditionally, the first bread from the new harvest is baked for this day.
In 1949, Hungary (then the "Magyar People's Republic") accepted its constitution.
Parades and music are among the festivities, and an impressive fireworks show is launched over the Danube at night.