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August 20 festivities to cost over ?1 million

The overall cost of three days of celebration for the Constitution Day (August 20) weekend will be Ft 284 million (roughly ?1.1 million), government spokesperson Boglár László told the media on Thursday. Official celebrations will begin on Friday with an open-air concert performed on a stage floating in the Danube in front of Parliament. Festivities will continue with the oath-taking of new military officers and an address by the president. An aerobatics show right above the Danube is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, and the traditional fireworks display will be held along the Danube Saturday evening.