This year, the Day of National Unity will be remembered for the fourth time on the 4th of June; date of the signing of the Treaty of Trianon. The programmes of the national event are built again around the cross-border unity of the Hungarian culture to strengthen the ties between Hungarians living in- and outside of the country. According to the Parliament’s decision, the focus of the day is not on the tragic experience of loss, but rather the reality of the mind-lifting experience of belonging together.

The Parliament declared the 4th of June, the day of the signing of the Treaty of Trianon as the Day of National Unity on May 31, 2010. The Parliament stated that it is treated as a duty to warn the living members as well as the future generations of the Hungarian nation to remember the national tragedy caused by the Treaty of Trianon forever and work for the strengthening of national belonging; while keeping in mind  our mistakes causing harm in members of other nations and learn from all these with drawing strength from the examples of national unity and results of national revival during the struggles of the past ninety years.

On June 4 Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister responsible for National Policy will deliver a ceremonial welcome speech at the commemoration starting 10:00 AM. The show will see the performance of Hungarian folk musicians and dancers from abroad, who participate in the talent management programme of the House of Hungarians; as well as reciters from around the Carpathian Basin. A gala will be held from 7:00 PM under the title ‘Tradition for Life: Our Heritage from the Carpathian Basin’; at which Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Resources will give a welcome speech.

(Ministry of Public Administration and Justice)