The Anna Ball is the most prestigious ball in Hungary, although it does not constitute as a national beauty contest, since the winner of the title is chosen from the guests of the ball. The Anna Ball has a rich history, with one of the only such events organized even in the socialist decades. The ball traditionally takes place on the closest Saturday to the name day of Anna, which is July 26. The first Anna-ball was held on July 26, 1825 in Balatonfüred, a town near the Lake Balaton by Fülöp János Szentgyörgyi-Horváth for his daughter Anna-Krisztina. It was here that Anna met her husband, Ernő Kiss (later one of the Thirteen Martyrs of Arad who were executed in 1849 as the leaders of the revolution and war of independence against the Austro-Hungarian Empire). In the 1800s it was the most aristocratic ball, and was visited by many artists and politicians, too, including Mihály Vörösmarty, Mór Jókai and Lujza Blaha. After World War I the ball lost its importance, but it was still held until World War II. After the war Hungary became a communist country where aristocratic balls were discouraged, but despite this the Anna ball was held again. The first one after the war was held on July 31, 1954. “The Most Beautiful Girl of the Ball’ was first elected in 1861, and from 1862 her prize started to be a golden apple. The winner gets a Victorian style vase and the Apple of Eris, the first runner-up gets a Rotschild style vase and the second runner-up gets an Apponyi-style vase from the world-famous porcelain Manufacture of Herend. The next day the winner and the runners-up make a tour in the host city of the ball in chaise. On Friday prior to the ball the traditional "heart-fishing’ is held, when girls participating on the ball go to the lake, and fish little wooden hearts, with the name of their future partner - at least on th ball - on it.