Twenty-seven ethnic groups from twelve countries participated in the Kurultáj Tribal Assembly of the Hun-Turkic Peoples, a biannual meeting of peoples of nomadic origin from the Central Asian steppe held in Bugac, in south-central Hungary.
The assembly, held this year on August 10-12, celebrates ancient traditions.
In remarks made at the opening of the assembly on Saturday, House Speaker László Kövér said the psyche of the Hungarian people originates in the East.
Hungarians are the westernmost people from the East and will never forget their Eastern brethren, he added.
Kövér said Kurultáj sends the message that millions of Hungarians expect state and scholarly institutions funded with taxpayer money to support, rather than restrict, Hungarian cultural self-determination in the 21st century.
Nearly 400 groups are showcasing traditions they have preserved to visitors to Bugac.
The first Kurultáj was held ten years ago and has since become the largest cultural event of its kind.
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