The biggest fireworks show of all time closed the August 20 festivities this year. Compared to two years ago, eight times more missiles were fired, a total of about 40,000 in 35 minutes. In addition, there was light painting and drone show.
According to the data so far, more than 700,000 people watched the fireworks in Budapest, Zoltán Kovács, the head of the department resonsible for the safe conduct of the national holiday, said on his Facebook page.
Friday’s programs ended safely and calmly. The festive programmes (more than 400) took place across the country without any police intervention.
Since the government decided to turn the August 20 national holiday into a gigantic, three-and-a-half-day series of events, the programs will continue over the weekend with eased restrictions.
Although the celebration is not over yet, the fireworks were undoubtedly the highlight. Here is the wonderful sight in pictures:
Source: MTI, Telex