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Mar 15, 2021

Hungary marks March 15 national holiday

"One generation’s courage and ability to hold its own is what gives strength to the next generation. Today, the situation is the same,” the prime minister said.

 

In a video message marking Hungary’s March 15 national holiday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said one generation’s courage and ability to hold its own is what gives strength to the next generation.

PM Orbán said March 15 is not just a day of remembrance, but also one to be thankful. “It was not just the Hungarians of 1848-49 who held their own, but we also drew strength from their courage in 1956 and later in 1989-90,” he said. “This is how the nation is built,” PM Orbán said.

“One generation’s courage and ability to hold its own is what gives strength to the next generation. Today, the situation is the same,” the prime minister said. “Not only do we have to save lives and contain the pandemic, but we also have to set an example for our children and grandchildren through our successful management of the pandemic and our courage to hold our own, so that if they find themselves in trouble, they have something to look back on…."

Meanwhile, in a letter to Hungarians, the prime minister said the revolution sends the message that “the power to improve our lives is always in the hands of those who are able, willing and courageous enough to lift up the Hungarian nation.”