On March 14th the Romanian community of Szeklerland are planning to celebrate the day of solidarity with Romanians in Covasna, Harghita and Mureș counties, through a series of events in Sfântu Gheorghe/Sepsiszentgyörgy entitled Romanians for Romanians. The event is organised by the Civic Forum of Romanians in Covasna, Harghita and Mureș County and is planned to take place at the Museum of Romanian Spirituality.
Here they are set to discuss – among other things – the petition in which the organization asked for the help of the government, the parliament and the office of the president to preserve the Romanian community of Szeklerland. The said document also asks the Romanian state to prevent Hungary from exercising joint sovereignty over the “so-called Szeklerland”. According to initial plans, the Orthodox bishop of the region, the prefects of the three counties, representing the Romanian government in their respective counties, are expected to be giving speeches at the gathering.
The provocative event is a reaction to the March 15th Hungarian national day celebrations, which the forum of Romanian in Szeklerland has been protesting against for years. Such occasions are meant to intimidate the Hungarian community and are usually not exempt from anti-Hungarian incidents, given that the participants brought in from other counties (populated by mostly Romanians) do not understand why the city is decorated in red, white and green colours in advance of March 15th, and they are also less tolerant when it comes to the identity and the culture of the local Hungarian community.