Szent Istvan Fireworks in Budapest – August 20th, 2014

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As mentioned in my previous post, August 20th is St. Stephen’s Day, a National Holiday marking the Foundation of Hungary. The main event for the people of Budapest is the annual fireworks show, which lasts about 30 minutes.

I made my way down to the shores of the Danube river to watch the show along with thousands of Hungarians. All the bridges spanning the river were jammed with people. Fortunately, there are wide boulevards running alongside the river, which police close down for the spectacle. There was ample room to enjoy the show.

If fireworks are your thing, here’s an HD video I shot featuring the final moments of the show, with the fireworks exploding above the Erzsébet Bridge.

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