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The 140 Year-Old Ady Endre (and others…)

Ady Endre
The 140 Year-Old Ady Endre (and others…)

The poet Ady Endre lived a long and tumultuous life.  Chronologically, in view of the biographical fact that he died at age 42, this hardly seems a valid statement.  However, into those 42 years he had condensed what, in other people, would have been several possible lifetimes.

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

The Lost Rider - Az eltévedt lovas
The Lost Rider - Az eltévedt lovas
This poem by our featured writer conjures up a mysterious, dreary November landscape. See the full story...
Ady Endre

American-Hungarian Community

October  Commemoration of  1956 in Fairfield, CT

The commemorative plaque at Fairfield Town Hall
October Commemoration of 1956 in Fairfield, CT
We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather for this year’s observance!  The mild sunny afternoon of Sunday, October 22nd brought out a nice crowd ...  See the full story...
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Wedding Celebration in Fairfield

Rev. Tibor Király and Tünde Ilona Krasznai
Wedding Celebration in Fairfield

A joyous social occasion was celebrated last month in Fairfield, CT, when the Rev. Tibor Király tied the knot at Calvin United Church of Christ.

 

 

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László Papp

Hungarian Violinists to Give Benefit Concert

Lugosi Veronika and Lugosi Zsófia
Hungarian Violinists to Give Benefit Concert

Two Hungarian violinists, Lugosi Veronika and Lugosi Zsófia will give a charity concert at 3:30 PM on Sunday, November 5th at St. Joseph’s Church in New York to benefit Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane Maria.

Please be advised that the New York Marathon is also being held that day.

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viola vonfi

Magyar News Classics

Magyar Studies of America Gives a Report on the Hungarian School
This article was published in the November 2000 issue of Magyar News. See the full story...

Arts and Culture

Developing Scout Troops - Honfoglalás napjainkban: cserkész csapatfejlesztés

Seattle and Portland Scouts in a joint camp
Developing Scout Troops - Honfoglalás napjainkban: cserkész csapatfejlesztés

Scouting spread to Hungary over a century ago, and despite the  unfavorable conditions brought about by the Treaty of Trianon (1920), it took root and flourished to such an extent that Hungarian Scouts participating in world jamborees always garnered admiration and praise for their cheerfulness, discipline, creativity and hospitality.  When the post-World War II Communist government shut down Scouting, some former troop leaders in Germany revived the movement in the refugee camps.  From there, it spread to Hungarian communities around the world as the refugees emigrated to the US, South America and Australia. 

Today, the Hungarian Scouting movement “in exteris” – as it is known, to distinguish it from the revived movement in Hungary proper – is now flourishing around the world, passing on the tradition of Hungarian language, culture and the Scouting ethos.

Here we have a glimpse of how new Hungarian Scouting troops are established around the world.

 

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Marshall Tamás, cscst.

The Art and Science of Charcoal Burning

A boksa before being covered with leaves and forest loam.
The Art and Science of Charcoal Burning

Have you ever wondered just how the charcoal for your grill comes about? It is not mined, but produced by hard physical labor.  Charcoal production is still an industry in Hungary and in Transylvania, and this is how it’s made.

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Kolozsvári rakott káposzta - Layered cabbage,  Kolozsvár style
Kolozsvári rakott káposzta - Layered cabbage, Kolozsvár style

With the weather turning cooler, a more substantial dish is in order.  Enjoy!

 

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Hungary Past and Present

Snapshots: Szeben

Arial view of Szeben
Snapshots: Szeben
Our Assistant Webmaster Zsuzsa Lengyel and I were fortunate to visit Szeben on our trip to Transylvania in  2011.  Here are some impressions of that interesting city. See the full story...
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It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

It’s a Small World!  Kicsi a világ!

Sándor Szedlmayer and Gyula Gyenis
It’s a Small World! Kicsi a világ!
Never before have we had a ”Small World” episode described by both parties to the encounter! See the full story...