On the 20th of August, the public could see a musical-dance parade on Andrássy street with huge installations, leading artists from Hungary and hundreds of participants. The spectacular procession evoked the characters of Hungarian legends and our national symbols.
On the occasion of St. Stephen's Day, the parade consisted of three separate units: THE EARTH, THE HOME, AND THE NATION. The first to arrive were the legendary animals of the Hungarian mythology, the Turul bird of almost four and a half meters high, and the Csodaszarvas (Magic deer), operated by 16 people. In the HOME block, first a 9-meter-diameter Crown could be seen, then appeared SAINT STEPHEN in the form of a giant statue, and then as the closing symbol of this solemn procession, the public could see a 60-meter-long Hungarian flag.
The spectacular parade started from Oktogon, the show peaked by Kodály Körönd, then marched all the way to Heroes' Square. Among the hundreds of performers of the parade were: Szilvia Péter Szabó, Kati Wolf, Andrea Navratil, Tamás Horváth, Kelemen Kabátban, the Road and Göncöl Orchestra, the Danube Artists' Ensemble, the Dezső Fitos Society and the dancers of the Szeged Contemporary Ballet, the military band of the Hungarian Defense Forces, and also the Equestrian Unit of the Hungarian Guard.