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SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

The first of two reports on the Hungarian Festival presented by the Smithsonian in Washington this past July.  The description and the pictures make you wish you had been there!

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Bob Wargo

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Another View of the Smithsonian Folk Festival

Everyone seems to have enjoyed the Smithsonian’s Festival in Washington, especially teachers of Hungarian extraction! 

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Claudette Pall Warner

 American-Hungarian Community

Inauguration of Christopher P. Ball, PhD

See the invitation to this gala event on September 19th.  Please note that a response (RSVP) is requested.  It would be nice if there was a good turnout.

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St. Emery’s Ladies’ Tea and Fashion Show

The tea and cucumber sandwiches took us back into the past, introducing a nostalgic trip into the fashion world of yesteryear. 

 

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Karolina Szabo

Székely Ball
The Wallingford Hungarian Community Club invites you to its Annual Székely Ball See the full story...

 Arts and Culture

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Paprika Vl.

During th thhe 1980’s Claudia and Joseph Balogh wrote, edited and presented an informative radio series in the Bridgeport, Connecticut area as part of the weekly program featuring Rózsika and László, very well known and respected Hungarian musicians. The Hungarian Mosaic focused on a variety of topics of interest to Hungarian Americans and we are pleased to present another of the topics.

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Patrona Hungariae by Bertha de Hellebranth
Correction!

I must make a confession: In the September 2009 issue of Magyar News Online, I erroneously attributed the Patrona Hungariae statue of Mary in St. Emery Church of Fairfield to the famous Hungarian sculptress Kovács Margit. Based on that statement, a similarly erroneous reference was made in the May 2013 issue in the article dealing with the historic fresco in St. Emery Church.

 

To set the record straight: The Patrona Hungariae statue in St. Emery Church is the work of Bertha de Hellebranth, who modeled it on Joseph Cardinal  Mindszenty’s mother, Borbála Kovács Mindszenty. 

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Erika Papp Faber

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Elena and Bertha de Hellebranth
Who was Bertha de Hellebranth?

Now that we know the name of the artist who created the Patrona Hungariae statue in Fairfield’s St. Emery Church, let us see who she was.  She must have been a shy and retiring person, because very little information about her life is available.  This is what I have been able to glean, mostly from an article by Patricia Fazekas (a former Curator of the Museum of the American Hungarian Foundation in New Brunswick, NJ) from the September 2010 issue of William Penn Life, the official publication of the William Penn Association of Pittsburgh, PA. Another very helpful source of information was Art Consultant Michael Szarvasy.  Many thanks to both of them! 

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Erika Papp Faber

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Czóbel Minka verse: A por

In this almost photographic description one can almost see the evening light woven through the dust of the village street stirred up by the returning flocks and herds. The almost forgotten author deserves to be better known.

 

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An Unusual Jail Break

This story goes back to the times immediately following the end of World War II and the beginning of the Russian occupation of Hungary.   It demonstrates that even in dangerous times, people will find a way to help others in trouble. 

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Kováts László

Seven Chieftains Tokány – Hét vezér tokány
There’s gulyás, and then there’s tokány. Here is a recipe for a high class stew that you might want to try as the weather turns cooler.   See the full story...

 Hungary Past and Present

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Pick - "Szaloncukor"
A Good Pick – Salami, That Is

In October, 2012, on the list of 50 Hungarian consumer brands, the top three candidates were Herendi (porcelain) which garnered 98.35 points, Pick (salami) which collected 98.21 points and Gundel (restaurant) which finished with 95.38 points.

 

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Olga Vállay Szokolay

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Kemendollár et al. – Things Aren’t Always What They Seem!

As the old ditty says, “Things aren’t always what they seem – skim milk masquerades as cream”.  This was not a case of “masquerading”, but of my jumping to the wrong conclusions.  And hoping I was right! 

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The seal of Zirc Abbey
Snapshots: Zirc

In the heart of the Bakony Mountains, half way between Győr and Lake Balaton, where the Cuha patak (creek) bubbles out of the earth, sits this wonderful old town of Zirc.

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Karolina Szabo

 It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ

Kicsi a világ!

Not only do we find Hungarians “on earth and sky and sea”, we can encounter them even on the air!

 

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Paul Soos

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Hungarian sailer in the lead
Hungarians Rule the Waters?….

Did you know... that Hungarians are champions - again - in all kinds of water sports? Including Water Polo? 

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Olga Vallay Szokolay