Budapest (MTI) – So far, 236 tonnes of grain have been collected from all parts of the country and from ethnic communities in neighbouring countries to make the traditional Bread of the Nation by Hungary’s national holiday on August 20.

Balazs Gyorffy, head of the National Chamber of Agriculture, said in eastern Hungary’s Szarvas on Sunday that the tradition was aimed at promoting national cohesion, a message which “defies the misbelief that Hungarians cannot cooperate”.

While making loaves of bread for the August 20 celebrations in each county seat and Budapest, a large part of the flour, as in earlier years, will be donated to charity organisations.

The Bread of the Nation Programme was launched in 2011, at the initiative of civil groups in southern Hungary.

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