The inevitable element of the August 20 Budapest events is the evening fireworks, which attract hundreds of thousands of people, said.

The light show traditionally begins at 21 o’clock in the evening. The most perfect sight is from the area between Garibaldi Street and Balna Center (Id. Jozsef Antall wharf, Jane Haining Pest lower wharf. And Salkahazi Sara wharf) at the Pest side of the Danube, while at the Buda side, from the area between Batthyany Square and Szent Gellert Square (Sztehlo Gabor wharf, Friedrich Born wharf and Raoul Wallenberg wharf).

The traditional shooting locations – the Chain Bridge and the Danube – are supplemented with Szabadsag Bridge and Gellert Bridge. Based on the renderings, it can be said that the two most impressive bridges frame the elements shot from the Danube. The view will be crowned by Gellert Hill, from where bombs with large and various shapes will be shot.

This year too, classical elements will appear in the sky. St. Stephen will be commemorated with gold colors, and cracking, loud effects will remember to the wars and revolutions. The national colors will appear as well as the blue-yellow colors representing the belonging to Europe. The view will be provided by more than 3 thousand bombs, nearly 1400 Roman candles and 200 fireworks sites. The more than 10 thousand effects will be activated by 5000 electric lighters. In one week, 7 tons of pyrotechnic products and 30 km electric cables will be installed with the cooperation of 40 people, said.

It’s a novelty that the Danube launch points will be ensured by the Hungarian Army, using its own resources, because pyrotechnic materials’ stable basis will be placed not onto barges, but military pontoons. The so-called river bridge ferries will be ensured by the MH 37 II. Rakoczi Engineering Regiment, and the MH Army bomb squad and Warship Regiment will also be participating in the fixing.

Professionals of Petofi Radio make sure the compilation of the fireworks’ musical composition. Director of the radio, Attila “Izil” Borcsik  put together a mix, where we, besides the classical and modern melodies,  can hear poem parts as well.

The fireworks music will be broadcasted by Petofi Radio, and the whole fireworks will be broadcasted by M1 and Duna TV.

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