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Surgically Precise ... and Oh So Vague: the borders established by the Trianon Dictate

The new Catholic church in Nagylak
Surgically Precise ... and Oh So Vague: the borders established by the Trianon Dictate

The dictionary definition of a treaty is ”a formal agreement between two or more nations”.  Trianon was therefore NOT a TREATY, because Hungary did NOT AGREE to its terms!  When a document must be signed without even the possibility of discussing its points, it can not be termed an ”agreement”!  It is a DICTATE!

 

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Erika Papp Faber

Búzavirág a magyar határról / A Cornflower from the Hungarian Border
The author reflects on the cornflower someone brought him as a symbol of eternal fidelity to the ancient homeland. See the full story...
Reményik Sándor

American-Hungarian Community

Székely gulyás luncheon See the full story...

Magyar News Classics

Summer Night at the Sea-Shore
The original article was printed in the September 2004 issue of Magyar News See the full story...

Arts and Culture

Bread of the Hungarians – Magyarok kenyere program
Bread of the Hungarians – Magyarok kenyere program

This year marks the 10th anniversary of this program through which farmers donate a part of their wheat crop to bake bread for those in need. In 2010, the year the program was introduced, 10 tons of wheat was donated. This year, some 800 tons were donated by 6,000 farmers in the Carpathian Basin.

Credit for the photo in the header belongs to www.agrarszektor.hu.

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       Magyar Treasures:  Rovásírás / Székler-Hungarian Rovás

Town marker (see inside for translation)
Magyar Treasures: Rovásírás / Székler-Hungarian Rovás

The original form of Hungarian writing  (often incorrectly identified as ”runic”)  is very ancient.  Research seems to indicate that its roots go back to Sumerian – third and second millennium BC – and it was probably the source from which European runes were derived.  Never completely lost, it is undergoing a revival in our times.

For the meaning of this rovás sign, see the story.

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Baroness Emma Orczy de Orci

A scarlet pimpernel
Baroness Emma Orczy de Orci

Since her birthday fell in September, we thought it appropriate to remember the author of that classic novel we all loved as teenagers, and maybe even saw at the movies.

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Charles Balintitt Jr.

Bread with starter (kovász)
Baking bread the old fashioned way takes time. But if you do have time, you may want to begin making the starter today, so you can bake next week. See the full story...

Hungary Past and Present

Monument of National Cohesion with Trianon Flame

Watching the eternal flame at the heart of the monument
Monument of National Cohesion with Trianon Flame

Housing the eternal flame of Trianon, the Monument of National Cohesion was scheduled to be dedicated on June 4th this year, but due to the coronavirus, the ceremony was postponed until August 20th. 

Located on Kossuth tér, at the end of Alkotmány utca, and opposite the entrance to the Parliament building, it is sunk into the ground so as not to distract from the view.  The original designer of the Parliament building, Steindl Imre (see Magyar News Online, July-August issue), specified that nothing may be placed on the square that would block its view or compete with it.

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Snapshots: Tarnaörs

Church of St. Nicholas; carved image of Vak Bottyán on memorial column
Snapshots: Tarnaörs

To provide the geographic background for the Baroness Emmuska Orczy, whose life story appears elsewhere in this issue, we decided to visit her birthplace.

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Judith Vasmatics Paolini

Guests in the House of Lace – A Csipkeház vendégei voltunk

Hegyköi Csipkeház
Guests in the House of Lace – A Csipkeház vendégei voltunk

Members of the Hövej Lace Association were invited by Mrs. Szigethy (see the January 2020 issue of MNO) for a demonstration of lace making. 

Augusztus 8-án nagy esemény volt a hegykői Csipkeházban. A Höveji Csipke Egyesϋlet tagjai a Csipkeház vendégei voltak, akik Szigethy Istvánné résztvételével mutatták be a höveji csipkekészítés technikáját a látogatóknak.

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Lugosiné Tálos Zsófia

It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

Did you know ...

... that this time we have a down-to-earth piece about bread, as well as a high-tech item?...

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