ST. STEPHEN’S DAY
20 August 2017, Budapest multiple locations
August 20th is the greatest national holiday for Hungarians, celebrated with day-long festivities followed by spectacular fireworks throughout the country. August 20th commemorates the foundation of the Hungarian state, also called as St. Stephen’s Day, remembering Stephen I, the first king of Hungary and founder of the Kingdom of Hungary, who was canonized on August 20th, 1083 by Pope Gregory VII.
JEWISH SUMMER FESTIVAL
30 August – 06 September 2017, Budapest Great Synagogue
The Jewish Summer Festival was first organized in 1998 and its goal was to introduce Jewish culture (music, dance, fine art, books and films) to as many people as possible. The center of the event is the spectacular Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, the second largest Synagogue in the world (after the one in New York). Programs include concerts at the Rumbach Street Synagogue and at the Great Synagogue, movie screening at Uránia Theatre and much more.