INTRODUCTION: The Hungarians celebrated their national holiday, Constitution Day, on 20 August, with a special parade in Budapest by the Defence Forces.
GV PAN Crowds at Parliament watch helicopters and small ships on Danube. (2 SHOTS)
GV Flotilla of small craft with flags. (2 SHOTS)
GVs Crowd watch as planes fly past in formation. (2 SHOTS)
GV Flotilla men on landing craft fire salutes.
GV PAN Landing craft on Danube watched by crowd. (2 SHOTS)
GV TILT UP Motorised hang glider.
GVs Crowds watch as parachutists land in Danube. (3 SHOTS)
GV TILT UP Acrobatic display by planes.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The Hungarians celebrated their national holiday, Constitution Day, on 20 August, with a special parade in Budapest by the Defence Forces.
SYNOPSIS: Thousands of people gathered outside the city's Parliamentary building to watch the event. Once, this day was known as the festival of the new bread because it was the time of year when the first harvest was brought in and banking with the new flour began.
But since 1949 when the new constitution of the Hungarian People's Republic was announced, the 20th of August has been known as Constitution Day.
This year the defence forces presented a parade in the air and on the water.
The crowds were able to see the defence forces using conventional craft.
Some unconventional machines were also in evidence.
A display was given by parachutists who had a soft -- if wet -- landing.
The show ended with the Hungarian airforce providing an acrobatic display for the spectators who included many foreign guests. The event -- the 20th organised by the armed forces -- was also enjoyed by people across the country who watched it on television.