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The picture is from the book: Váradi Péter Pál - Lőwey Lilla: Erdély,
Székelyföld, Gyimesek vidéke; PéterPál Publshing Co. Veszprém, Hungary 2001
Pusztina (in Romanian) Pustiana is one of the largest Csángó-Hungarian settlements in the Romanian Moldova, in Bákó (in Romanian Bacău)county, part of Pârjol community. The Csángó-Hungarians are an endangered people. The flag is used in festivals symbolised their Hungarian nationality and Roman Catholic religion.
The inscription: 'Szent István Gyermekei Pusztina - Pustiana' means 'The Children of Saint Stephen Pusztina - Pustiana'
The original church saint of the RC church of Pusztina /King Saint Stephen/ was changed to another Saint Stephen by the Episcopacy of Iasi in the 1980s.
István Molnár, 11 April 2002