Budapest Pride? Munich 1938? No, it is Saint Stephen’s Day 2021 in Budapest

Half-naked body-painted men are pulling a giant aluminum Turul bird on Budapest streets.  Shamans, elk-costumes and a Greek female phalanx are marching.   Bystanders are scratching their heads.  What is going on?

Larger (and stranger) than life.

August 20th is Saint Stephen’s Day in Hungary. It is the celebration of the foundation of the Hungarian State.  It is also known as Constitution Day, the end of the grain harvest, the Day of the New Bread.   For many reasons it is an important National Holiday in Hungary and always celebrated with the traditional fireworks. (Read more about the Holiday here)

This year the Orbán “Viktatorship” organized “the biggest celebration ever” with hundreds of events financed by the Hungarian taxpayers.  The programs started on 18th August and ended on 22nd August with the main attraction of a giant Budapest fireworks at 9pm on August 20th. The firework took place over between Margaret Bridge and Petőfi Bridge spreading 3 miles along the river Danube. It lasted for 35 minutes, and used 40,000 firework batteries.

The über-nationalist parade on the streets of Budapest was grotesque and somewhat disturbing. Social media compared it to Hitler’s Nazi cultural parades.  In the 1930s Germany staged extravagant parades in Munich celebrating Aryan nationalism and promote the new Nazi vision of German history, culture and national belonging. These mass public spectacles had obvious propaganda purpose and it seems that Hungary has copied some of the ideas.

In the Hungarian Spectrum Eva Balogh wrote that her friend called attention to the similarities between Orbán’s August 20 kitsch parade “and similar events in Nazi Germany in the second half of the 1930s.”  (Read Eva Balogh’s thoughts about the parade here)

Overall, I think it is a bit unfair to compare the Budapest parade to the Nazi event.  In the 1930s tens of thousands of Germans cheered on Munich streets, now only a few Hungarians bothered to come out to the Budapest streets.

Happy (belated) St. Stephen’s Day!   Here is a video clip.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

György Lázár

 

8 Comments

  1. Avatar Koldo Nafarroa says:

    Excellent, seems to me that Orban is doing a fine job in protecting hungarian traditions, and it doesn’t matter what the globalists try to do.

  2. Avatar Göllner András says:

    “This year the Orbán “Viktatorship” organized “the biggest celebration ever” with hundreds of events financed by the Hungarian taxpayers.”

    A seemingly minor but necessary correction. This event was financed by moneys STOLEN from Hungary’s taxpayers by the homophobic Kleptocrats who are in charge of Hungary, and who have chosen the fusion of Nicholas Horthy’s counterrevolution with that of the Chinese Communist Party as their their approach to robbing Hungary’s working men and women of their right to justice, equal rights under the law, and ecologically sustainable communal well being.

  3. „Overall, I think it is a bit unfair to compare the Budapest parade to the Nazi event.  In the 1930s tens of thousands of Germans cheered on Munich streets, now only a few Hungarians bothered to come out to the Budapest streets.“

    The pictures of the “Nazi event” is from the Day of German Art in Munich 1938 title “the new time”. Austrians were also exhibited in the train and maybe even Hungarians. It was about imperial insignia scepter, apple and crown – motifs of the Danube – The Meergot Agir and Wallhall – or the motif Germanic god with paddle Niördr … unfair to compare? 😀

    https://www.sz-photo.de/result_webshop/tag-der-deutschen-kunst-in-muenchen/dossier-1.607586

    Google Nazis in Budapest to be unfair.

  4. How dare that evil Victor Orban celebrate Hungarian heritage and family values! Why isn’t he allowing Gay-Pride parades, pornography, and social upheaval? The Cad!!!! LOL!!!

  5. After COVID, the people of Hungary deserve a respite. The country has the right to celebrate in anyway it wants to. This celebration cannot be understood by leftist Marxists their information on history is sketchy. The Hungarian people can celebrate their long history, which most EU nations cannot since their existence is relatively short compared to Hungary.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUNGARY

  6. Avatar Göllner András says:

    @ Maria Heresia

    “The Hungarian people can celebrate their long history, which most EU nations cannot since their existence is relatively short compared to Hungary.”

    Right sister. That glorious history during the last century alone, included the sending of millions of working men and women into senseless wars against Europe and the world, that resulted in the deaths of tens of millions, the dismemberment of “historic” (sic) Hungary, the enslavement of the country to the Nazi’s and the Fascists’ war industries, the deportation of 600,000 Jews to the gas chambers of Auschwitz, the subjection of the country for decades to the Bolshevik nightmare. One of the operators of that revolting, disgusting Bolshevik affinity fraud was the father of the little bastard in charge of the troll farm that is Hungary today. Daddy’s Boy, young Viktor Orbán was prepped for a career in the Bolshevik Party as a Secretary of its Young Communist League, until Gorbachev came along and pulled the ladder out from under the Hungarian Bolsheviks’ and the Orbán family’s feet. Young Viktor and his Young Communist buddies like Áder and Kövér didn’t lose a step. They just changed their Bolshevik dictionary: first to liberalism, then to Catholicism. Now they are using the practices of Putin and Chairman Xi of China, to pull the wool over the Hungarian proletariat’s eyes.

    Maria, You should suck eggs down at the troll farm rather than pollute this site with your heresies.

  7. Avatar Gretchen Dunn says:

    Thanks for the video! Nothing seemed available on YouTube. And the “music” was perfect.

  8. “The über-nationalist parade on the streets of Budapest was grotesque and somewhat disturbing. Social media compared it to Hitler’s Nazi cultural parades. In the 1930s Germany staged extravagant parades in Munich celebrating Aryan nationalism and promote the new Nazi vision of German history, culture and national belonging.”

    The Uber-Marxist reaction to Hungary’s national celebration is grotesque and a lot of other things but not at all surprising.

    Marxists hate with passion anything that is not internationalist, bent on homogenizing the world’s population within one global state.

    The Nazi comparisons are nothing more than opportunistic propaganda. Honestly now, how long does the left think it can milk that horrible episode in Human history? All the while, it is the left that is acting like National Socialists did. For instance, you guys revived the practice of branding people as “privileged” by race. In other words, guilt by being born into a certain racial group. Just like the Jews were labeled as being too rich, too many of them represented in intelectual and profesional elite class. Too many business owners. Too priviledged. You are the real Nazis!!!

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