|“Let there be Peace, Liberty and Harmony.” |
This was the heading of the 12 demands published by the youth of Pest-Buda on March 15th, 1848, summarizing the essence of what the Hungarian people wanted after centuries of Austrian Habsburg rule.
The two parts pof the city were united only in 1873. See the full story...
Another “Youth of March”: Pálffy Albert
Everyone knows that the Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1848-49 was sparked by Petőfi Sándor and his recitation of “Talpra, magyar!” But there were a number of other young men in Petőfi’s circle (known as the “Youth of March”) who, though not as well known, were just as enthusiastic in their patriotism. Here we look at one of them.
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Karolina Tima Szabó
| American-Hungarian Community|
Arany János Bicentennial
The picture is taken from Erika Papp Faber's book,A Sampler of Hungarian Poetry - Ízelítő a magyar költészetből. Drawing by Csilla Somogyi.
This year, on March 2nd, we are celebrating the 200th birthday of Arany János. The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Parliament are dedicating the year 2017 to the memory of this world-famous poet and patriot, with celebratory events at all the significant places of his life, throughout the calendar.
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Olga Vállay Szokolay
|Civilization / Civilisatio|
This brief poem gives a little insight into Arany János' the sense of humor. The Hungrian translation is taken from "A Sampler of Hungarian Poetry - Izelítő a magyar költészetből" by Erika Papp Faber. See the full story...
Louis Mark – Artist Distinguished in Hungary AND in America
In this 150th anniversary of his birth, and the 75th anniversary of his death, we remember the painter Louis Mark (Márk Lajos) who was honored as an outstanding artist both in his homeland and in the US.
Perhaps best known for his portraits of women, Mark captured the shimmering colors of turn of the 19th century women’s dresses and the intriguing movements of the female body. He was born in Retteg, Transylvania, on August 25th, 1867, and died in New York on March 18th, 1942. See the full story...
Erika Papp Faber
| It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ|