“Together creates the house” – Fatherland Day from 26 to 29 May 2023 in Dinkelsbühl

Munich – The Association of Transylvanian Saxons in Germany is organizing the 73rd Fatherland Day from May 26 to 29 in Dinkelsbühl under the slogan “Together creates home”. speak at the opening Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder. An enticing program is offered to the thousands of visitors to the Pentecost weekend. Culture and entertainment, tradition and customs, dance and music guarantee an atmospheric Pentecost meeting, a festival of encounters between all generations.

Since 1951, the middle Franconian town of Dinkelsbühl has been the center of the Transylvanian-Saxon world at Pentecost. This year’s Fatherland Day begins on Friday evening (May 26)
A Welcome party under the marquee with live music.

Large coat of arms of the Association of Transylvanian Saxons in Germany: Prime Minister Dr. At the Heimattag 2018 in Dinkelsbühl, Markus Söder presents his award, which was presented by the then national president, Herta Daniel. Photo: Christian Schoger

To the official Opening on Saturday (May 27) talk Dr Markus Söder,Prime Minister of the Free State of Bavaria, Marguerite Ziegler-Raschdorf, Hessian state government commissioner for late evictees and resettlers, Sylvia Stierstorfer, Bavarian State Government Commissioner for Aussiedler and Expelled, Dr Bernd Fabritius,President of the Federation of Expelled, and Doctor Christophe Hammer, Mayor of the city of Dinkelsbühl.

At Pentecost Sunday worship sermon Teacher. Dr. Berthold Koeber, Chairman of the Community of Evangelical Saxons in Transylvania and Swabians in the Banat in the diaconal work of the EKD – Aid Committee eV

A traditional crowd puller is the Costume parade in the historic old townof Dinkelsbühl, on which about 100 groups with more than 2000 participants participate in. Following Gathering in front of the Schranne talk Rainer Lehni,Federal President of the Association of Transylvanian Saxons in Germany, Nathalie Pawlik, MdB, Federal Government Commissioner for Australian Affairs and National Minorities, as well as Gerda Hasselfeldt, President of the German Red Cross.

The 73rd Heimattag is marked by a special anniversary: 40 years World Federation of Transylvanian Saxons. There will be one on Pentecost Monday round tablein the Schrannen Ballroom. Under the moderation of Christelle Hungarian discuss the President of the Federation and the Federal President of the Association of Transylvanian Saxons in Germany, Rainer Lehni, the President of the Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons (ATS), Denise Crawford, the vice-president of the Landsmannschaft of the Transylvanian Saxons in Canada, Rebecca Horeth, the President of the Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania (DFDR), Dr Paul Juergen Porr, the Federal President of the Federal Association of Transylvanian Saxons in Austria, Manfred Schuler, And Catherine Wether, former head of the Transylvanian-Saxon Youth Federation in Germany (SJD).

House Day 2023 includes a rich cultural program with exhibitions, conferences, book presentations, films, events for children and young people. As part of this year
award ceremonies become the two photographers Konrad Klein And Martin Eichler each with the Transylvanian-Saxon Culture Award excellent. Former President of the Transylvania Forum and Acting President of the Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania, Dr Paul Juergen Porr, get the Star of Honor of the Federation of Transylvanian Saxons.

You can find the detailed program here online or in the web application for Heimattag 2023.

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