Pesthidegkút locals celebrate arrival of Swabian ancestors
Residents of Pesthidegkút-Ófalu (Kaltenbrunnen), in the north of Budapest, marked the arrival of their Swabian ancestors in Hungary some 300 years ago at a celebration in the local churchyard on Sunday.
Economy Minister Mihály Varga, the community’s MP, noted that Hungary has much to thank the Germans for, who settled down in the country. With their knowledge and experience, they helped to introduce a performance- and market-based economy, also enriching the Hungarian nation with their culture and traditions preserved over the centuries, he said.
Varga thanked the District II Local German Minority Government and the Pesthidegkút German Minority Foundation for their work to preserve the coherence and traditions of the local community.