Charleston, by Molnár-C. Pál.
Everyone has watched the Carneval (sic!) extravaganza, with magnificent floats and scantily dressed, professional samba dancers performing on the streets of Rio every year. Hungarian farsang (carnival) dancers performed – and in certain areas still perform – in much smaller and less widely telecast venues. See the full story...
Lent vs. Carnival: Cibere vajda és Konc király
Cibere vajda wins over Konc király
Carnival lasts from Epiphany until Mardi Gras, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday – this year from January 6th until February 28th. The symbolic duel between Carnival – Konc király – and Lent – Cibere vajda – was first recorded in Hungary in the 16th century. See the full story...
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|Animal References #3|
We present another batch of words and phrases referring to animals which may have nothing (or very little) to do with the named critter.
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EPF and Olga Vállay Szokolay
Tatárjárás, from the Mongolian Perspective
In the April 2015 issue of Magyar News Online, Charlie Bálintitt Jr. had written about the Battle of Muhi. Here, we present the translation of a controversial article that may or may not be true, and that has received many comments critical of the contents. Apparently, the original piece called Genghis Khan the father of Batu Khan, whereas the version that reached us did call him (correctly) his grandfather. This piece might be considered a follow-up to Charlie’s serious article.
The author’s contention is the following: What we considered to have been total defeat by the Mongolians in 1241, Mongolians regard to have been THEIR defeat by the Magyars! Here is a look at our history from their perspective. See the full story...
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