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Wishing you a very blessed Easter!

Áldásos húsvéti ünnepeket kivánunk!

 

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Apáczai Csere János and Házsongárd Cemetery

Bust of Apáczai Csere János in Győr
Apáczai Csere János and Házsongárd Cemetery

Following the Reformation, Protestantism made great inroads in Transylvania.  Its emphasis on presenting theology and the Scriptures in the vernacular was a strong drawing card.  At the same time, education and learning flowered under the rule of the Protestant Princes of Transylvania.  Many young men who enthusiastically embraced the new teachings went to study at the great Protestant centers of Holland and Switzerland, often with financial assistance by those same Churches and Princes.  

One such enthusiastic young man was Apáczai Csere János (1625-1659), who introduced western educational principles and was the first to compile a Hungarian encyclopedia.

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Erika Papp Faber

Tavasz a házsongárdi temetőben
Tavasz a házsongárdi temetőben
This poem was written in memory of Aletta van der Maet,  wife of Apáczai Csere János, buried in Házsongárd Cemetery, Kolozsvár. See the full story...
Áprily Lajos

American-Hungarian Community

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARANY JÁNOS!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ARANY JÁNOS!

The monthly meeting of the Editorial Board of Magyar News Online happened to fall on March 2nd, the 200th birthday of our beloved national poet, Arany János.  We decided to throw him a party. 

 

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

March 15th Remembrance

László Papp, president of the Hungarian American Memorial Committee, Imre Szakács, Consul of National Cohesion
March 15th Remembrance

Unveiling of the 1956 Memorial in Riverside Park, New York took place last fall.  Now, on March 12th, it was dedicated officially. 

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Zsuzsa Lengyel

Meghívó/Invitation
The American Hungarian Federation will celebrate the 110th anniversary of its founding with a gala dinner on April 22nd, 2017. See the invitation. See the full story...

Széchenyi Booklet Now Available
Széchenyi Booklet Now Available

The 11 articles on Count Széchenyi István published in Magyar News Online for the Memorial Year are now available in booklet form.  

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Magyar News Classics

A Man and his Balance
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Arts and Culture

Arany János, Freeman of Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom

Montgomery Castle today. Sic transit gloria mundi!
Arany János, Freeman of Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom

Observing the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Hungarian poet Arany János, Eric Fairbrother, the Mayor of Montgomery, Wales posthumously gave him the Freedom of the Town. 

 

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

My Recollection of Easter Traditions
My Recollection of Easter Traditions

Here is a personal remembrance of what it was like to experience a Hungarian Easter.  Judy’s father probably recited something like this: 

"Szép virág a piros pipacs, szép a gyöngyvirág is,

 szép virág a rezeda, szép a tulipán is.

                                         Ám a legszebb virág, az itt áll előttem.

                                         Soha nem fog elhervadni, ha én megöntöztem."                                                                                                                                                                            

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Judit Vasmatics Paolini

Some Ancient Trees with a Story

Basafa
Some Ancient Trees with a Story

When looking at a tree, there is sometimes much more than meets the eye.  Here are a few trees in Hungary that have their own story.

 

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EPF

The Protestant Reformation in Hungary

The Reformed Church in Debrecen
The Protestant Reformation in Hungary

This is Charlie’s second article dealing with the Protestant Reformation. See last month’s issue for the introduction. 

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Charles Bálintitt Jr.

Hungarian Deviled Eggs and Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Hungarian Deviled Eggs and Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Here are two Easter recipes. The deviled eggs include ham, a popular Easter food.

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Karolina Tima Szabó

It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

Did You Know....

... that this month we have items about storks (not bringing babies!), a custom that has been added to the official list of our cultural heritage, and some other items?

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It’s a Small World!

What a small world it is!  

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Zsuzsa Lengyel