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Minister of Defence of Hungary congratulates on Sabre Day in Poland

simicsko-istvan-dzień-szabliIntroduction to the Polish-Hungarian Sabre Day

Dear Readers!
Dear Sport Fans!
Our beloved Polish Friends!

A sabre is a very important symbol that has played a significant role in the Hungarian history.

Rather than simply being an object made of steel. It is a work of art, which was turned into a powerful weapon by masterful use of hands. It has been made famous by generations of those who have learnt to fight skillfully.

A sabre epitomizes heroic masculine courage and has become a symbol of bravery, military professionalism and honor of those using it to protect their lives.

During the settlement of Hungarians, Asia and Europe feared the curved-blade sabre. With its impressive shape, efficiency and flexibility, the weapon gained widespread recognition and kept it for centuries. Sabres were used by numberless warriors to prove loyalty to their masters and fight for their homeland whenever necessary.

A sabre is a cultural asset and a masterpiece of handicraft. It appears in many works of art, stories, myths and legends. It has also played notable part in the history of religions.

A sabre is also a type of sport equipment, one that has given Hungary Olympic medals and made various fencers popular. We have every right to be proud of our athletes who have achieved great success.

The Polish-Hungarian friendship gave rise to a popular proverb which says that the representatives of these two nations are like family members both when they fight and celebrate together.

This publication has been prepared to celebrate the long-standing and deep-rooted friendship between Poles and Hungarians. I am more than happy to see the second Sabre Day being celebrated this year. One of the key messages is that we should cherish the memory of those who fought for our homelands and died in battles.

I hope you will have an amazing time in the spirit of Poland-Hungary historical relations.

 

István Simicskó
Minister of Defence of Hungary

Original text in Hungarian

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