20th of August Fireworks in Budapest

20th of August

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One of the biggest national holiday in Hungary is on August 20. Its a complex event when we celebrate the birth of our state (Hungary was established in 1000), the day of our first king - 1st (Saint) Stephen, as well as the constitution of Hungary (1949 - 1989) when we also celebrated on this day.

There are several events on this day, the main point is obviously the 30 min's long firework at 9:00pm over the river Danube.




aug20 Tűzijáték Budapest, originally uploaded by h.andras_xms.





aug20 Tüzijáték Budapest, originally uploaded by h.andras_xms.



(video: Zsolt)

Other relevant events are the swearing-in ceremony of new officers of the Army which will be held on the Heroes' Square (previously it used to be on the Kossuth Square)




tisztavatás 2571, originally uploaded by zsoolt.



tisztavatás 4131, originally uploaded by zsoolt.



tisztavatás 1681, originally uploaded by zsoolt.




tisztavatás 0711, originally uploaded by zsoolt.




tisztavatás 0151, originally uploaded by zsoolt.





The Red Bull Air Race in Budapest for 2010 and 2011 had been cancelled. Not sure if it will ever resumed.


The following was captured in past years, the Red Bull Air Race Budapest Grand Prix:-




Red Bull Air Race Budapest, originally uploaded by sandrac1.





red bull air race, originally uploaded by yonash3k.


Red Bull Air Race Training


Red Bull Air Race 2004 Budapest Cockpit view




Official press release concerning Red Bull Air Race 2010:
The Red Bull Air Race in Budapest has been cancelled this year due to lengthy delays in the permissions process, the organization announced with regret today. Interrupting a six-year tradition of racing in the Hungarian capital, the Red Bull Air Race World Champion will now be crowned after the final race of the 2010 season at EuroSpeedway in Lausitz, Germany on 7th & 8th August.
Budapest has been an annual fixture on the Red Bull Air Race World Championship calendar since 2004 with enormous crowds of more than 600,000 spectators watching the racing from the banks of the Danube River. This year’s race, which would have been the seventh annual race in Budapest, was set for 19th & 20th August.
Red Bull Air Race GmbH CEO Bernd Loidl expressed his disappointment over the Budapest cancellation, which comes just a week after a race cancellation in Portugal due to unexpected delays in reaching a revised host city agreement. But he said he hoped Budapest would be back on the calendar in 2011. Loidl also said the 2011 calendar will be announced after the final round in Germany next month – which will include a return to New York after the historic first race there in June.
“Having safely and successfully executed the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Budapest for the past six years, it was a tough decision to make,” Loidl said. “Following so close to the cancellation of the Portugal race last week, we are obviously disappointed and every effort will be made to see a return to Budapest in 2011. Securing the future of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is paramount and making tough decisions is part of that process. We look forward to announcing the 2011 calendar after the final round in Germany including a much anticipated return to New York in the United States.”
The battle for the 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship will remain intense at Lausitzring in Germany, where defending champion Paul Bonhomme is holding a five-point lead over 2008 champion Hannes Arch of Austria. Arch has won three of the last five races and is confident he can overtake Bonhomme down the home stretch of the 2010 season to take his second title. The Red Bull Air Race has been a FAI-recognised world championship since 2005.

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