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A februári álom / February's Dream
A februári álom / February's Dream

By February, everyone is tired of winter.  While snow and wind rage outside,  the author dreams of birdsong and the opening buds of spring. 

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Wass Albert

Carnival Dances

Charleston, by Molnár-C. Pál.
Carnival Dances

Everyone has watched the Carneval (sic!) extravaganza, with magnificent floats and scantily dressed, professional samba dancers performing on the streets of Rio every year.  Hungarian farsang (carnival) dancers performed – and in certain areas still perform – in much smaller and less widely telecast venues.  

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viola vonfi

Lent vs. Carnival: Cibere vajda és Konc király

Cibere vajda wins over Konc király
Lent vs. Carnival: Cibere vajda és Konc király

Carnival lasts from Epiphany until Mardi Gras, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday – this year from January 6th until February 28th. The symbolic duel between Carnival – Konc király – and Lent – Cibere vajda – was first recorded in Hungary in the 16th century.  

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viola vonfi

American-Hungarian Community

Reviving the Hungarian-American Club of Danbury
Reviving the Hungarian-American Club of Danbury

After being dormant for some time, the Hungarian-American Club of Danbury, CT is being revived with the dedication of their new Club House on January 22nd. 

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EPF

Magyar News Classics

To the Sound of Music
The original article was printed in the February 1998 issue of Magyar News. See the full story...
Tony Procaccino

Arts and Culture

Cottage cheese doughnuts
Cottage cheese doughnuts

Doughnuts are the pastry of choice during carnival time. Here is a different kind of doughnut that is easy to make.

 

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Karolina Tima Szabo

Animal References #3

We present another batch of words and phrases referring to animals which may have nothing (or very little) to do with the named critter.

 

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EPF and Olga Vállay Szokolay

A Valentine Message
A Valentine Message

We cannot let February 14th go by without any mention.

 

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József Attila

Cafe Budapest Ball
64th Cafe Budapest Ball See the full story...

Hungary Past and Present

BALATON ZOLTÁN: SAILING INTO THE BOOK OF RECORDS
BALATON ZOLTÁN: SAILING INTO THE BOOK OF RECORDS

Balaton Zoltán, with his wife and two children sailed into the Book of Records as the first Hungarians to navigate successfully through the infamous Northwest Passage connecting the Northern Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.   

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

Happening Now :  Coats for the Coatless
Happening Now : Coats for the Coatless

As the winter temperatures plummeted in January, this spur-of-the-moment charitable movement popped up in Hungary with the help of social media.  It warms not only those who are cold, but it’s also heartwarming!

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v.v.

Tatárjárás, from the Mongolian Perspective

Golden Horde
Tatárjárás, from the Mongolian Perspective

In the April 2015 issue of Magyar News Online, Charlie Bálintitt Jr. had written about the Battle of Muhi. Here, we present the translation of a controversial article that may or may not be true, and that has received many comments critical of the contents.  Apparently, the original piece called Genghis Khan the father of Batu Khan, whereas the version that reached us did call him (correctly) his grandfather.  This piece might be considered a follow-up to Charlie’s serious article.

The author’s contention is the following:  What we considered to have been total defeat by the Mongolians in 1241, Mongolians regard to have been THEIR defeat by the Magyars!   Here is a look at our history from their perspective.  

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Marjai László

It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

It’s a Small World….

Even in the art world, Hungarians seem to be ubiquitous, as evidenced by the following story.

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

Did you know ...

Entrance to the tunnel under the Várhegy in Buda
Did you know ...

... that this time we have a number of events that all occurred during the month of February?

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