Apáczai Csere János and Házsongárd Cemetery
Bust of Apáczai Csere János in Győr
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. See the full story...
Erika Papp Faber
| American-Hungarian Community|
|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
Unveiling of the 1956 Memorial in Riverside Park, New York took place last fall. Now, on March 12th, it was dedicated officially. See the full story...
|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." See the full story...
Judit Vasmatics Paolini
| 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? See the full story...