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Karácsonyi pásztorének

We wish all our kind readers a very blessed Christmas!

Áldásos karácsonyi ünnepeket kivánunk minden kedves Olvasónknak!

Obviously written by a post-World War II emigré (the date is the  giveaway),  the ending of this poem reflects the hopeless outlook of that group of refugees at the time.

 

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Medriczky Andor

My Most Unusual Christmas - 1956 /   A legkülönösebb karácsonyom - 1956
My Most Unusual Christmas - 1956 / A legkülönösebb karácsonyom - 1956

This article was published in the 2010 issue of Nagykőrösi Kalendárium.

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Kissné Tóth Gabriella

Év utolján
Év utolján

In this poem, Arany echoes the sentiments of many who are happy to see the old year end.

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Arany János

American-Hungarian Community

Feast of St. Emery, at St. Emery Church in Fairfield, CT, on 11/6/16

Msgr. Thomas Powers with Fr. Milan Dimic, Pastor of St. Emery Church
Feast of St. Emery, at St. Emery Church in Fairfield, CT, on 11/6/16 See the full story...

“A Sampler of Hungarian Poetry – Izelítő a magyar költészetből”
“A Sampler of Hungarian Poetry – Izelítő a magyar költészetből”

Need a last-minute Christmas gift? How about

 “A Sampler of Hungarian Poetry – Izelítő a magyar költészetből? It is recommended for those learning Hungarian, as well as for those who would like to see an English version of some familiar poems.

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Erika Papp Faber

Benefit Dinner for the 1956 Memorial in New York City

1956 Memorial in New York
Benefit Dinner for the 1956 Memorial in New York City

A final push is needed to meet the requirements set by the City. Please support the Committee’s efforts. 

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New Year`s Eve Celebration
See out the Old Year and see in the New!  The Calvin United Church of Christ of Fairfield, CT is having a New Year's Eve celebration, starting at 7:30 PM.  Buffet and DJ provided.  Tickets: $70. Have fun! See the full story...

Magyar News Classics

Christmas, The Holy Season
The original article was printed in the December 1992 issue of Magyar News See the full story...
Ernest Árpád Csengery

Arts and Culture

Santa Lucia, Martyr or Witch?

Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia, Martyr or Witch?
Many folk customs are attached to St. Lucy’s Day, December 13th. Here is a look at some of them in Hungary and elsewhere. See the full story...
Karolina Tima Szabo

Beigli squares
Beigli squares
At Christmas time, every Hungarian housewife makes beigli. Here is a variation on the traditional  shape, which also sounds simpler to make See the full story...

Hungary Past and Present

Count Széchenyi István – Reformer with a Lasting Legacy

Gróf Széchenyi István
Count Széchenyi István – Reformer with a Lasting Legacy

That Budapest became “the pearl of the Danube” is due to a great extent to the vision of Count Széchenyi István, the 225th anniversary of whose birth we have been celebrating this past year. Implementing his all-encompassing ideas for reform put Hungary on the fast track for economic and social development in the 19th century, helping the country to catch up to its European neighbors. His imprint can be found all over the Hungarian capital to this day. Here is the last in our series on this outstanding statesman, closing out this anniversary year. .

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Erika Papp Faber

A Forgotten Story of World War I

Most of the estimated 80,000 – 100,000 Hungarians who became prisoners of war in Russia in the First World War returned home when they were released. It is not commonly known, however, that some opted to stay, including three men from Nagykőrös. Here is the story of one of them who returned only much later, as related by his son. It has been culled from Tóth Barna's interview, as it appeared in the Nagykőrös Kalendárium of 2010.

 

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Tóth Barna, as excerpted by EPF

It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

Did you know that...

... that once again we have an assortment of some very interesting stories? (We are indebted to Daily News Hungary for the first two items.)

 

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It's a small world / Kicsi a világ

Judith Calman
It's a small world / Kicsi a világ

Nationality, identity; we all have one. Those born and raised in one nation, never leaving to start a new life anywhere else, can have no choice when considering their nationality. But for those like myself, who left the country of their birth to become citizens of another land, the choice exists. Am I Australian, which is the nationality on my passport, or am I Hungarian, the land of my birth?

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Judith Calman