|Kalács, keddi kalács|
In honor of Mothers' Day, we offer this sensitive tribute by Áprily Lajos to his mother. He recalls the simple kalács she used to make for Sundays. It might last another day, but she would save some just for him so he could have kalács even on Tuesday. In his memory it has grown into something sacred, consolation from his mother who has long since gone. See the full story...
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|Joseph Balogh 95 Years Young|
Members of the MNO Editorial Board greeted Joseph Balogh, Editor Emeritus (as well as Founder and Editor of MNO's predecessor, the print Magyar News) on his 95th birthday.
Isten éltesse még soká! See the full story...
Wooden trough used for kneading dough. This one was made from a willow tree.
This piece dealing with a specific group of gypsies in the Gemenc National Park area was published in Hungarian on the webpage of Familia Családkutatás és Helytörténet of Lajosmizse, which describes its mission as follows:
”Our aim is to preserve the past, and for this reason we are collecting the history of settlements, the origins of its families, the search of family trees and family histories. We regularly collect and preserve verbal conversations and various other material relating to local histories, conduct searches in libraries, do field studies, hold local informative tours (helyismereti túrák) relating to local history.”
The following is such a conversation with a local resident. It was translated by Eva Wajda, and is used here by permission. See the full story...
720th Anniversary of Pozsony Church
Front of Franciscan church in Pozsony
Apart from the Mátyás templom in Budapest, there are not many active churches in Central Europe that can boast of as long a history as the Church of the Annunciation in Pozsony. Over the centuries, it had witnessed many historic events. An unusual one was the creation of Knights of the Golden Spur following the coronation ceremony. See the full story...
IRINYI JÁNOS – THE HUNGARIAN PROMETHEUS
This May we are celebrating another Hungarian bicentennial. Lesser known, perhaps, than our beloved and matchless Arany János, this Titan made our daily life safer and more convenient. He was Irinyi János, the inventor of silent and non-explosive matches, to name just one of his contributions to improving the quality of our daily life. See the full story...
Olga Vállay Szokolay
| It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ|
Did You Know ...
Aria Hotel, Budapest
... that this time we have accomplishments is many fields ... touristry, beer, cars and a long distance swimmer aiming for a world aquatic triumph? See the full story...