The Magic of Colourful Fires
Though we have a natural fear of fire, we like playing with it as well. Fireworks first appeared in China at religious holidays and social events. In the era of the Italan renaissance it became widespread to celebrate the rulers with the coloured lights. It was the end of the 14th century when fireworks were introduced in Hungary to make the distinguished events more spectacular. In honour of the visit of the members of the Holy Alliance in Buda there was a very attractive firework display at both sides of the Danube in 1814. Fireworks can be primarily connected to St. Stephen’s day (20th of August). The magical shapes of fire can be seen over the Danube and the Gellért Hill, which is part of the World Heritage. As this type of pyrotechnics is extremely popular, it is often used for political purposes.