We are taking you on a time travel in historical Budapest when the water parades on river Danube were very much part of the celebrations on August 20, the Day of the Constitution (as the Communist regime desanctified, and renamed St Stephen’s Day).
The water parades included lots of Communist brainwashing messages, parades with flags, motor boat races, water tank shoot ups in the air, etc. These days people sit on the riverbank or on the Budapest Fireworks Cruise without having to being spoonfed with the positive Communist propaganda.
Open the photo gallery of the Communist Danube Water Parades in Budapest on August 20
During Communism, there was only a single party telling people what to do. No wonder every national holiday event was heavily loaded with Communist messages. We are happy to celebrate the Fireworks Show without them.
The photos you see in our Danube History Portfolio were taken during the 1970s and 1980s, published on Fortepan.hu