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King St. Stephen
King St. Stephen

As we observe St. Stephen’s Day again, consider some thoughts of this famous 19th-20th century (1858-1927) preacher and eminent Church writer concerning the founding king of the Hungarian nation. 

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Prohászka Ottokár

Kék szilke
This brief bitter-sweet poem by one of the last shepherds of the Hungarian Plain is evocative of summer days in the fields. See the full story...
Sinka István

American-Hungarian Community

Events for July and August
Events for July and August please see the MNO Calendar See the full story...

2nd Gulyás Festival a Great Success!

János Bagyinka, builder of the oven, with Anikó Soltész and Erika Urszényi, organizers of the Gulyás Festival
2nd Gulyás Festival a Great Success!

They started something at Calvin Uunited Church of Christ in Fairfield, CT last year, and it seems like it will be an annual tradition!

 

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Aaaah ... Summer!

Allyson Szabó
Aaaah ... Summer!

”Summertime, and the living is easy...” goes the song.  This painting evokes thoughts of vacations and sentiments of relaxation ...

 

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Estée Lauder:  “I never dreamed of success, I worked for it”

Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder: “I never dreamed of success, I worked for it”

Yes, she too had Hungarian roots!  

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Éva Wajda

Feast of Szent László Celebrated  in New Brunswick

St. Ladislaus Church in New Brunswick NJ
Feast of Szent László Celebrated in New Brunswick

The feast of Szent László was observed at St. Ladislaus Church in New Brunswick, NJ on Sunday, June 25th, the Sunday closest to the actual date of June 27th.  

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Pannonia Club Beach Party
The Pannonia American Hungarian Club holds this event every  year. See the full story...

St. Emery’s Church Parish Picnic CANCELLED

Although the St. Emery Church Parish Picnic has been cancelled, the RAFFLE will still take place at 4:00 PM on August 6th.   

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Magyar News Classics

The Old Country
The original article was printed in the 1997 July-August issue of Magyar News. See the full story...
Joseph F. Balogh

Arts and Culture

Domján József – Peacocks and  the Phoenix

Domján József
Domján József – Peacocks and the Phoenix

The natural fine artist and progenitor of Hungarian color woodcuts, Domján József was born at Kispest in 1907, thus would be 110 years old this year.  Being an incurable romantic, I cannot ignore the unmistakable signs of a fairytale hero in our protagonist.

 

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

St. László

The work of Lebó Ferenc, this statue was set up in 1998 in Somogyvár, where St. László died.
St. László

In this year dedicated to King St. László, who ruled between 1077 and 1095, we offer more about his life and reign.

 

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Jules Vallay

Folksong: Esik eső, szép csendesen esik

(taken from: Ezer esztendő - Millenniumi Daloskönyv, Budapest, 2000)
Folksong: Esik eső, szép csendesen esik

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the crowning of Francis Joseph I as King of Hungary (there was no Francis Joseph the second!).  But instead of writing a history lesson, we will give you a grammar lesson, by means of a folksong which mentions “Ferenc Jóska”, as he was popularly known.  

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EPF

Going to the Dogs!

In another instalment of words and expressions dealing with animals, we look at a few more dealing with dogs.

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EPF and Olga Vállay Szokolay

Squash/ Zucchini Dish (Tökfőzelék)
Squash/ Zucchini Dish (Tökfőzelék)

When your garden produces more and more zucchini and yellow squash, you might resort to this tasty recipe.

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

Hungary Past and Present

Csíksomlyó: 450th Pilgrimage of Thanksgiving

Young people leading the procession, with a "labarum", a Roman symbol of victory.
Csíksomlyó: 450th Pilgrimage of Thanksgiving

These days, nothing brings Hungarians together, from all countries, as does the annual Csíksomlyó pilgrimage at Pentecost. 

 

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EPF

Snapshots: Gyergyóalfalu
Snapshots: Gyergyóalfalu

Take a brief look at the place to which we can trace back the origin of the Csíksomlyó pilgrimage.

 

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EPF

It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

Did you know ...

... that this time we again have things to report about Hungarians in the entertainment industry?

 

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