Fri, Aug 26, 2016

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The Holy Crown of Hungary
The Holy Crown of Hungary

A capsule history of the most sacred symbol of the Hungarians.  

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Rev. Iván Csete

Augusztus

Although she still feels the rhythm of life, the author finds that she is now walking the downward path of old people, and that, in her heart, the stars of August are falling.  

 

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Karácsony Emmy

American-Hungarian Community

Farewell to Mihály ”Michu” Mészáros
Farewell to Mihály ”Michu” Mészáros

Best known for his impersonation (???) of ”Alf” (short for ”Alien Life Form”), Budapest-born Mihály ”Michu” Mészáros died on June 13th in Los Angeles. He was hospitalized after he had been found unconscious in his bathroom a week earlier. He was 76 years old. 

 

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Gulyás Cook-off
Gulyás Cook-off

The courtyard of the Magyar Református Egyház in Fairfield, CT was the perfect venue for this taste-ful (!) event. I’m glad I was assigned to cover it!

 

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Sándor Tarics (1913 – 2016)

Sándor Tarics
Sándor Tarics (1913 – 2016)

Here is a biography of Sándor Tarics, mentioned in  our ”Did you know...” section of the last issue.  May we say he had an earth-shaking career? 

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Judith Eőry Colby

Hungarian Festivals
Hungarian Festivals
Three fun events will be happening in Connecticut in the upcoming months, "Hosszú Forró Nyár / Long Hot Summer" on Penfield Beach Pavilion, Fairfield, then "Taste of Hungary Festival" also in Fairfield, and the  "Hungarian Festival in Wallingford". See the full story...

Hungary Today

Named for Szt. István

Bust of St. Stephen at Szentistvánbaksa
Named for Szt. István

As we approach the annual celebration of St. Stephen’s Day, we look at an interesting association that was formed in 1997, bringing together settlements within the Carpathian Basin named after St. Stephen. 

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Magyar News Classics

Name of the Day
This article appeared in the July-August 1999 issue of Magyar News. See the full story...

Arts and Culture

Széchenyi’s Social Reforms

Széchenyi István
Széchenyi’s Social Reforms

In this our seventh article commemorating the life and impact of Count Széchenyi István during the 225th anniversary of his birth, we look at the essential core of his plans for reform.

 

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Erika Papp Faber

Dobó István, More Than the Hero of Eger
Dobó István, More Than the Hero of Eger

Many of us are familiar with the siege of Eger and the brave people who defended the fortress under the leadership of Dobó István.  But it is hardly known what happened to him afterwards: Where did he live?  Where did he die? Here is some information about the rest of his life.  

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Éva Wajda

The Straw Hat Museum – Szalmakalap múzeum

For the Guinness Book of Records?
The Straw Hat Museum – Szalmakalap múzeum

Several years ago, my friend Piroska Haywood and I went to Transylvania.  Piroska’s cousin, Anikó Velsz came from Germany with her car, and drove us around for part of our visit.

At Erdőszentgyörgy, we had gone to see the church where Queen Mary of England had placed a memorial plaque to her ancestor, Claudine Countess Rhédey (see ”It’s a Small World” in the November 2013 issue of Magyar News Online). There, the minister’s wife suggested that we drive a few kilometers further to visit the Straw Hat Museum (Szalmakalap múzeum) of Kőrispatak. It was very much worth our while!

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Erika Papp Faber

Raspberry Syrup / Málnaszörp
Raspberry Syrup / Málnaszörp

A favorite with young and old, a cooling summer drink is made from this. 

 

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It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

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

... that we have the latest in airplane design and other items, including a very sweet exhibit that is too beautiful to eat?

 

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Kicsi a világ – It’s a Small World!

You don’t have to travel far to get a surprise - sometimes it’s right at your ear!

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Olga Vallay Szokolay