Commemorative events are being held today throughout Hungary and the Carpathian Basin to mark the Day of National Cohesion, held on June 4th, the anniversary of the signing of the WWI Trianon peace treaty. In Kossuth Square, in front of the Parliament, Tamás Szarka, Kossuth Prize winner, musician, and composer sang the song Kézfogás, the Hymn of National Cohesion as well as the Himnusz (the Hungarian national anthem), together with more than five thousand students.
You can watch the live coverage of HVG.hu of the event below:
The Hungarian parliament declared June 4th the Day of National Cohesion on 31 May 2010 to mark the anniversary of the day the peace treaty was signed in the Grand Trianon château of Versailles in 1920. Under the treaty, two-thirds of Hungary’s territory was ceded to neighboring countries.