https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AxelUhas

August 20th

August 20th, is the State Fundation Day, (under the name of St. Stephen I, the 1st Hungarian king) the "Birthday" of Christian Hungary. Below, are links about the celebrations on this day, and also some Hungarian history revolving around August 20th. I'm also gonna include a Wikipedia article about it, in Hungarian.

Celebrations: https://dailynewshungary.com/hungarians-celebrate-20th-august/

History: https://dailynewshungary.com/saint-stephen-and-the-state-foundation/

Hungarian article: https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusztus_20-i_nemzeti_%C3%BCnnep

August 20, 2019

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

My father also tells how in the "old days" ie the 1950s the harvest had to be completed by the 20th and they would work all night if need be to make that happen.

In theory the flour ground from that harvest is used to make the first bread which is a part of the celebrations.

It also lost its religious aspect in the era between 1950-1989. The holiday was restored to its current “form” after the end of communism.

Actually, it also lost its link with King Stephen. And it wasn't "after the end of communism" but after the Russian occupation.

August 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fitt3
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""My father also tells how in the "old days" ie the 1950s the harvest had to be completed by the 20th and they would work all night if need be to make that happen. In theory the flour ground from that harvest is used to make the first bread which is a part of the celebrations.""

Yep, this is still the thing

August 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JiPxB

Thanks for the links. Interesting. Wish I could read the Wikipedia article, but I'm not there yet....

August 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AxelUhas

Fear not, you'll get there!

August 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SusanRankin1

Me neither!!! LOL

September 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SusanRankin1

Thanks for the cultural enrichment!

September 15, 2019
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