The Szeged municipality has canceled this year’s fireworks on 20th August due to the increasingly serious economic crisis and the extreme drought.
This year, the Szeged municipality will spend the cost of organizing the fireworks for 20th August to support those who are in need and to expand the firewood program – it can be read in the announcement of the mayor’s office. They say that 20th August, St. Stephen’s Day, is a particularly important holiday in Hungary, but there will be no fireworks due to the worsening economic crisis and the extreme drought.
The full text of the announcement:
“20th August, Saint Stephen’s Day, is a particularly important holiday for us, but due to the increasingly serious economic crisis and the extreme drought, we are canceling the fireworks this year. The cost of organizing the fireworks will be used to support those who are in need and to expand the firewood program. Due to skyrocketing inflation, the livelihood of more and more people is at risk. All this is compounded by the unprecedented heat wave and drought, as a result of which there have been several fires in our area in recent weeks. The Municipality of the City of Szeged with County Rights has therefore decided to cancel this year’s fireworks and use its resources to help people in need. In this way, we can help hundreds of families in Szeged with firewood. The other programs of the city celebration will be held similarly to the customs of previous years”.