One of the greatest achievements of the revolution that broke out 175 years ago is that it forged the nation into unity, said Árpád János Potápi, the State Secretary for National Policy in Edmonton, Canada on Sunday.
Árpád János Potápi attended a ceremony held on the occasion of March 15, Hungary’s national holiday marking the anniversary of the 1848-49 revolution and freedom fight.
He stressed that
in the most difficult times, when our most important values are at stake, the unity of the nation gives us strength, the knowledge that we can count on each other and the motherland.”
The politician mentioned that Hungarians came together last year when war broke out in Ukraine and 150,000 ethnic Hungarians were in imminent danger, and Hungarian communities around the world organized charity events.
He also described the renovation of the Hungarian House in Edmonton as a tangible result of Hungarian unity, to which members of the community contributed to the best of their ability. He said that when additional funds were needed to complete the work, the Hungarian government was ready to help, and together were able to implement the plans.
The recently renovated and upgraded Hungarian House in Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, Canada, was officially opened on the occasion of the national holiday. The facility is home to several Hungarian organizations and hosts a number of events in the western Canadian city.
Prior to the event in Edmonton, Potápi attended a celebration of the Hungarian community in Calgary on Saturday, where he said that the Hungarian community in Canada is one of the most active in the Hungarian diaspora.
Photos via Facebook/Árpád János Potápi