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“Let there be Peace, Liberty and Harmony.”
“Let there be Peace, Liberty and Harmony.”

This was the heading of the 12 demands published by the youth of Pest-Buda [1] on March 15th, 1848, summarizing the essence of what the Hungarian people wanted after centuries of Austrian Habsburg rule.


[1] The two parts pof the city were united only in 1873.

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Another “Youth of March”: Pálffy Albert

Pálffy Albert
Another “Youth of March”: Pálffy Albert

Everyone knows that the Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1848-49 was sparked by Petőfi Sándor and his recitation of “Talpra, magyar!”  But there were a number of other young men in Petőfi’s circle (known as the “Youth of March”) who, though not as well known, were just as enthusiastic in their patriotism.  Here we look at one of them.

 

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Karolina Tima Szabó

American-Hungarian Community

64th  Cafe Budapest
64th Cafe Budapest

Once again, a student of Hungarian origin received support for his studies, thanks to this annual fund-raiser.

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Dedication of the 1956 Memorial
Dedication of the 1956 Memorial
The 1956 Memorial on Riverside Drive will be dedicated on March 12th.  All are invited.  See the attached poster. 

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Magyar News Classics

A Hungarian Elephant?
This article was originally published in the March 2005 issue of Magyar News. See the full story...

Arts and Culture

Arany János Bicentennial

The picture is taken from Erika Papp Faber's book,A Sampler of Hungarian Poetry - Ízelítő a magyar költészetből. Drawing by Csilla Somogyi.
Arany János Bicentennial

This year, on March 2nd, we are celebrating the 200th birthday of Arany János. The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Parliament are dedicating the year 2017 to the memory of this world-famous poet and patriot, with celebratory events at all the significant places of his life, throughout the calendar.    

 

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

Civilization / Civilisatio
This brief poem gives a little insight into Arany János' the sense of humor.  The Hungrian translation is taken from "A Sampler of Hungarian Poetry - Izelítő a magyar költészetből" by Erika Papp Faber. See the full story...
Arany János

Louis Mark – Artist Distinguished in Hungary AND in America

Louis Mark
Louis Mark – Artist Distinguished in Hungary AND in America

In this 150th anniversary of his birth, and the 75th anniversary of his death, we remember the painter Louis Mark (Márk Lajos) who was honored as an outstanding artist both in his homeland and in the US. 

Perhaps best known for his portraits of women, Mark captured the shimmering colors of turn of the 19th century women’s dresses and the intriguing movements of the female body.  He was born in Retteg, Transylvania, on August 25th, 1867, and died in New York on March 18th, 1942.  

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Erika Papp Faber

Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation

This is the first of two articles commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  Next month, Charlie will discuss its effects on Hungary.

 

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Charles Bálintitt Jr.

 Baked Cauliflower/Rakott karfiol
Baked Cauliflower/Rakott karfiol
This is a very tasty recipe for a light, but at the same time substantial, lunch. See the full story...
Éva Wajda

It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

Did you know that...

Timea Babos
Did you know that...

... that we have some outstanding rankings in different areas of interest?

 

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