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The author evokes the events of that first March 15th, referencing the coffee house where the Youth of March, including Petőfi, had met to discuss and plan their patriotic demonstration. She deftly summarizes all the events in this charming poem. See the full story...
Forinyák Géza, Martyr of Hungarian Independence
Portrait of Forinyák Géza by famous painter Barabás Miklós
He was merely 7 years old when Petőfi electrified the citizens of Pest-Buda with his Talpra magyar (National Song) which ignited the Hungarian Freedom Fight of 1848. And although he did not participate in that noble effort to free the country from Austrian oppression, his name – not as well-known as those of the Youth of March – still has become linked to that struggle for independence. See the full story...
|What it Means to be Hungarian|
“Every year, the Pannonia American-Hungarian Club sponsors the Café Budapest Debutante Ball. The Fairfield, CT-based Club’s main objective is to promote Hungarian culture and its traditions.
“During the Café Budapest Ball, the ‘Justin Margitay-Balogh Scholarship’ is awarded to two young Hungarians, or Hungarian-Americans who have entered a higher level of education.
“In 2021, due to the Covid19 virus, the Debutante Ball has been cancelled. This year’s scholarship awardees are Monika Mihók and Greta Sárközy. Both recipients were active in the life of the Pannonia Club since early childhood, participating in its Christmas programs, and later on were debutantes at the Café Budapest Ball. They are both studying at the University of Connecticut, with excellent results.
“We wish Monika and Greta success in the future!
“Valéria Miklós, President and the Board members of the Pannonia American-Hungarian Club”
The following was Mónika Mihok’s qualifying essay. See the full story...
|Coming Soon . . .|
. . . a comprehensive compendium of articles tracing the events which led to the devastating ”Treaty” of Trianon, and some of its main effects, published in Magyar News Online.
Print order form by clicking on the pdf button inside, and mail to the address listed on the bottom. See the full story...
|Did you know ...|
... this was published as a ”Did you know...?” item in the first issue of Magyar News Online, in our June-July 2007 issue. We are rerunning it now as a point of interest: 500 years ago, Magellan discovered the island of Guam, in March of 1521. Was the Hungarian artillery officer Varga János with him then? Frankly, we don’t know ... See the full story...
|Magyar Treasures: Pannonhalma Archabbey|
Outstanding not only in its location but also in its religious and historic significance, this one thousand-year plus institution is truly a gem in the Hungarian landscape. See the full story...
Judit Vasmatics Paolini
|HUSZKA HUNGARICUM of a HISTORIC HUSZÁR HEROINE |
In 1942 a fresh, new Hungarian operetta, “Mária főhadnagy” (Lieutenant Maria) hit the stage of the Budapest Operetta Theater. The story by Szilágyi László was successfully paired with the music of composer Huszka Jenő and together they acquainted the public with the name of Maria Lebstück who had been, almost a century earlier, the most unusual soldier of the 1848-49 Hungarian Freedom Fight.
To keep the story line “stageworthy”, it deviates from Maria’s true life and concludes with a “happily-ever-after.” Her real life, however, offered more than enough adventure, danger and romance to make it worth living – and reading on. See the full story...
Olga Vállay Szokolay
|Perch Fillet / Fogas Jóasszony módra|
When we saw this recipe in the William Penn magazine, we could not help but borrow it. It sounds almost too good to be a Lenten dish. See the full story...
Hungary’s Great Bird Sanctuary
The Hortobágy National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999, a terrific place for nature lovers, and is a haven for wildlife. Within it is Lake Tisza, a voluminous man-made reservoir that offers an incredible bird sanctuary, definitely worth a visit. See the full story...
A Different Kind of Anniversary
Bishop Meszlényi Zoltán
When speaking of anniversaries, we immediately conjure up remembrances of weddings, historical events, or the founding of some institution. But the 70th anniversary we remember this March is different: it reminds us of the death of one of six Hungarian bishops martyred in the 20th century*. See the full story...
|Did you know…|
…that the Hungarian Puli now can go to the Moon? See the full story...
Karolina Tima Szabo