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Az én apám
For Father's  Day we present this tribute to the author's Dad, a Protestant minister in Transylvania. See the full story...
Berde Mária

Trianon – Who Cares Any More?
Trianon – Who Cares Any More?

This is a comment I’ve heard recently.  To which I would offer the following: 

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Happy Tenth Anniversary – to Us!

Erika Papp Faber, Paul Soos, Robert Kranyik, and Karolina Szabó
Happy Tenth Anniversary – to Us!

It’s been a whole decade since Magyar News Online came on the scene, to replace the print Magyar News that had been written, edited and published single-handedly by Joseph Balogh for 17 years.  When he stopped producing it, a group of us decided to make it an on-line publication, with Bob  Kranyik as our very enthusiastic Editor.  

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Erika Papp Faber

Could you please help us?
Could you please help us?

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, we are constrained to approach you for donations to keep Magyar News Online on the Internet. Because of your past generosity, we have not had to ask for donations since 2014. But now our bank account is close to being depleted.  May we count on you once again?  

To show our appreciation for all donations of $50 or more, we will send you a copy of our booklet containing all 11 articles about the life and work of Count Széchenyi István that we published during 2016.   Thank you for your support!

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Gulyás Fesztivál
For the second year in a row, the United Church of Christ will be having a gulyás cook-off at the church grounds at noon on Saturday, June 17th.  All are invited to sample and judge which gulyás is the best. See the full story...

Magyar News Classics

Bad treaty that won't go away
The original article was posted in the Jul-Aug 2000 issue of Magyar News. See the full story...

Arts and Culture

Lajtha László

Lajtha László
Lajtha László

A decade or two ago the “Three Tenors” – Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras – were the popular operatic singing group.  Although the Italian Pavarotti, with his exuberant stage presence eclipsed the two Spaniards, they promoted people’s appreciation of opera.  This “triumvirate” reminded me of the three famous Hungarian ethno-musicologists: Kodály Zoltán, Bartók Béla and Lajtha László.  While Kodály and Bartók (MNO, December, 2014 and March, 2015, respectively) have become quasi household names, their decade younger colleague, Lajtha has been gaining recognition mostly posthumously.

On June 30th, the musical world will be celebrating his 125th birthday.

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

Recovery of a  Monumental Feszty Painting

Feszty Árpád's triptych
Recovery of a Monumental Feszty Painting

A sensational discovery was made this spring in Arad, where a painting by the famous artist Feszty Árpád was rescued from obscurity after half a century.  In the 1950s, the tryptich was covered, and in 1977, it was rolled up and stored in the museum’s basement to hide it from the regime.    

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Éva Wajda

”Folkmini” – a Distinctive Regional Costume
”Folkmini” – a Distinctive Regional Costume
A group of six villages along the lower Garam River have a rather unusual folk costume. See the full story...
EPF

Tokaji kifli
Tokaji kifli

Here is the recipe for one of the cookies prepared for Karolina's sister's wedding.  It may be somewhat messy to prepare, but the result is worth the effort.

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Karolina Tima Szabó

Hungary Past and Present

Lakodalom van a mi utcánkba…
Lakodalom van a mi utcánkba…

The first wedding, the one that left an everlasting memory was when my sister Eszti got married.  (Of course, because I was a bridesmaid!)  Here is the story of a village wedding.

          

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Karolina Tima Szabó

It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

Did you know ...

... that, Hungarians are among the best pianists, the best canoers and kayakers in the world?  They have just proven it once again.

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