Several programs will be organized in Hungary and beyond the borders to mark the Day of National Cohesion, the anniversary of the Trianon peace treaty concluding WWI, on June 4, the state secretary in charge of policies for Hungarian communities abroad in the Prime Minister’s Office said on Monday.
National Cohesion Day this year will coincide with Pentecost, a traditional date of pilgrimage of Hungarians to Sumuleu Ciuc (Csíksomlyó), in central Romania, Árpád János Potápi told a press conference.
Prayer messages by Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin and in the diaspora who cannot attend will be delivered to the pilgrimage site with the Pentecostal horse-ride held for the fifth time, he said.
The motto of this year’s Csiksomlyo pilgrimage is “Pax et Bonum”, Potápi said, referring to the war in Ukraine.
Hungary’s parliament declared June 4 the Day of National Cohesion by Hungary’s in May 2010 to mark the anniversary of the Trianon treaty signed on this day in 1920, Potapi noted, adding that with the law the parliament reaffirmed Hungary’s commitment towards maintaining and nurturing relations between the members of the Hungarian nation and Hungarian communities.
“Despite of all the hardships of the past 100 years, we are here, we have survived,” he said.
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