Every national community has the fundamental human rights to use its symbols said Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén at the Carpathian Basin Hungarian Representatives Forum Friday's plenary session in Budapest.
The Christian Democrat politician thanked those municipalities in the Carpathian Basin that as a sign of solidarity with the beleaguered Székely towns in Erdély hoisted the Székely flag on municipal buildings.
Romanian authorities banned the use of the Székely flag throughout Erdély including regions where Hungarians make up the majority of the population; the ban of the Székely flag caused a huge outcry in both Erdély and Hungary.
The Székely flag, despite ruthless church prosecution throughout the centuries, still carries the two main symbols dear to Hungarians – the sun and the moon.
The sun symbol represents the “Sun God” that is the source of all life on the planet and worshiped by ancient Hungarians before adopting Christianity. The moon is the planet that belongs to “Nagyboldogasszony”, the ancient Hungarian goddess, who is the equivalent of Isis and Aphrodite in ancient mythologies. Later, with the adoption of the present form of Christianity the adored goddess became the symbol of Virgin Mary.
(mno.hu – hungarianambiance.com)