As we have just returned from our holiday from the mountains, I haven’t had time to prepare something special for today. 20 August is the 2nd biggest national holiday in Hungary. (I’ve already collected some activities for the first most important one i.e. 15th March).
We also call 20 August Saint Stephen’s Day or the commemoration of the Foundation of Hungary as a state or “the day of the new bread”. If you’re interested in the background of this Hungarian holiday, please check the links.
So quickly I put together some fun crafts connected to our modest celebration after having unpacked our suitcases and started the washing machine.
On the way home sitting in the car, E. could see the Hungarian flag everywhere. She got quite excited and pointed at all of them shouting: Hungary… so we made this flag out of crepe paper (red, white and green) and a piece of wooden skewer. You need some glue and that’s all.
What you need are in the pic:
- crepe paper strips (red, white, green or the colours of your country’s flag)
Place one piece of crepe paper under the skewer and add some glue
Then roll the crepe paper on the skewer
Repeat it with the other colours one below the other. Let it dry for a few minutes
|Éljen a magyar föld! – shouted E. swaying the flags|
The easier the craft is the more fun you’ll have afterwards.
As we celebrate 20 August with massive fireworks over the River Danube at night, I thought we could create our own fireworks at home. We are not going to watch it in person as it is always extremely crowded and the weather has rather been capricious lately.
On the link above you can find the detailed description, but here it is in short:
- stretch and bend 7 straws and cello-tape them together (I made 2 sets)
- prepare red and green paint in two plates
- provide a white sheet
|Our own fireworks at home|