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Még süt a nap
A somewhat melancholy poem about the passing of the summer.  The swallows sitting on the wires are getting ready to leave, compelled by the great Schedule and the great Compulsion.  And he too, is getting ready to leave, following the same constraints as had his parents. See the full story...
Mécs László, O.Praem.

The Reign of King Mátyás
The Reign of King Mátyás

Every ruler hopes to pass on his legacy to his son.  So did Mátyás király.  But due to circumstances beyond his control, he was not destined to have a legitimate heir. His rule was tumultuous and brilliant, but it was not meant to have a continuation.

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Erika Papp Faber

American-Hungarian Community

St. Stephen’s Day Celebrated in New York

Relic of St. Stephen on the altar
St. Stephen’s Day Celebrated in New York

On August 19th, Hungarians of the New York area once again  celebrated their national holiday at St. Stephen’s Church in Manhattan. 

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Erika Papp Faber

Literary Evening at the Somogyis
Literary Evening at the Somogyis

On August 17th, Dr. and Mrs. Balázs Somogyi of Cheshire, CT hosted an evening with a talented, many-sided young actor named Marosán Csaba of the Kolozsvár Hungarian Theater, at 28 the youngest member of that group.  (For a history of the theater, see the November 2016 issue of Magyar News Online.)  He had just concluded a tour of Hungarian communities in Canada, and was returning to Kolozsvár the following day.

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EPF

Remembering Anna Sándor de Kénos
Remembering Anna Sándor de Kénos

Sándor Anna was known to everyone as Annuska or Annuska néni to those of us who were more than 20 years younger than she. I remember her, going back to my childhood.  She was a small woman, maybe slightly under 5 feet tall and weighed less than 100 pounds.  But she was also a little power house, like a Hungarian version of the Energizer Bunny.  I remember her always running around.  She didn’t seem to stay idle for a moment.

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Charles Bálintitt Jr.

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Magyar News Classics

Hungarian Streets in Fairfield
The original article was printed in the 1991 September issue of Magyar News See the full story...
László Papp

Arts and Culture

Hungarian School Opening
Fall is almost here, and the Hungarian School, sponsored by Magyar Studies of America, will once again be offering classes for adults and children.  Registration will be on the first day of school, October 1st.  See the full story...

Flavors of Hungary
Flavors of Hungary

For the longest time I considered myself a pretty good cook.  I like to cook and bake, make easy and/or complicated recipes.  Most of them I inherited from my mother.  But I do not think I could save myself from prison with my cooking or with my recipes, as did this wonderful Hungarian lady, whose cook book just happened to come recently to Erika, our editor.

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Karolina Tima Szabo

Bánk bán
Bánk bán

Hungarian State Opera presents Erkel Ferenc: Bánk bán, Nov 3rd and Nov 4th at the Lincoln Center, David A. Koch Theater, NYC

Magyar Nemzeti Opera előadja Erkel Ferenc Bánk bán címü operáját november 3-án és a gála 4-én a Lincoln szinházban.  

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Pork Chops with Sauerkraut / Káposztás Sertésborda

These recipes are taken from Charlotte Biro’s cookbook.

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Charlotte Slovak Biro

Hungary Past and Present

VERES PÁLNÉ, A TRUE FREEDOM FIGHTER FOR WOMEN

Veres Pálné, neé Beniczky Hermin Karolina
VERES PÁLNÉ, A TRUE FREEDOM FIGHTER FOR WOMEN

“Man, have you lost your mind?  Enrolling a girl in higher education?”…

- I overheard the robust voice of my father’s lawyer friend as I was playing in the next room with his daughters.  My dad had just proudly told him that I was accepted in the fifth grade of a bi-lingual humanistic program of a highly reputable parochial girls’ school, leading to high school graduation and “Matura” after the 12th grade.  His friend then went into a tirade about why girls are meant, and should be raised to, enhance the life and happiness of their husband and not to compete with him.

Believe it or not, their conversation happened just before the middle of the 20th century!

The man with the “antediluvian” principles was the frustrated father of five daughters, no sons.  At the birth of the fifth girl he almost attacked the obstetrician for “not being able to deliver a boy” for him.  To prepare the girls for their true calling, at a tender age, each was given a spinning wheel and had to learn how to use it.  They were not allowed to go to secondary school but were expected to marry as soon as possible. Fortunately for them, the post-war years’ changing regimes sent their father into exile and they were free to follow their own dreams.

 

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

It’s a Small World!

Janet Fekete with her sculpture titled "A Conversation with Nature"
It’s a Small World!

Sometimes unexpected meetings lead to further unexpected  discoveries – as I found here in Connecticut recently. Who would expect a cashier at a grocery store to be also a sculptor, photographer, and past designer of home goods who had also designed fine china for Rosenthal and Bloomingdale’s?

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EPF

Did you know ...
Did you know ...

... that just as the iceman and the drótostót once were thriving tradesmen, so today there is another profession that is fading into oblivion?  And that there was a series of Hungarian settlements in the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan? 

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Karolina Tima Szabo