Erika at her grandmother`s grave in Transylvania
November is the month to remember our departed family members. My various gravesites are scattered: in three countries, on two continents, and five cemeteries, symptomatic of the history of Hungary in the 20th century. See the full story...
Papp Faber Erika
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Observance of October 23rd in Fairfield, CT
1956 memorial plaque at Fairfield Independence Hall, with wreath of green leaves brought by Consul Szakács Imre
"... Ever more people now are asking,
Stammering and not understanding -
They who received it as legacy - :
Is it such a big deal to be Free? ..."
"...És kérdik, egyre többen kérdik,
Hebegve, mert végképp nem értik -
Ők, akik örökségbe kapták -:
Ilyen nagy dolog a Szabadság? ..."
Márai Sándor, Mennyből az angyal-ból See the full story...
|In Memoriam Kányádi Sándor – 1929 - 2018|
Kányádi Sándor, the great Hungarian contemporary poet, passed away last June. He was also a translator and a major contributor to children’s literature. Many of his poems have been set to music.
Here we present a reminiscence by actor Szíki Károly, and an English introduction to the poet's life and work by István Arató. See the full story...
Szíki Károly, Hungarian; István Arató, English
Várpark – A Park of Castles/Fortresses
Aerial view of Várpark
On the southern shore of Velencei tó – the third largest lake in Hungary, located between Budapest and Székesfehérvár – lies a village called Gárdony-Dinnyés. (The second largest lake is Fertő tó in western Hungary.) Recently, Dinnyés has become known for an unusual tourist attraction: a ”castle or fortress park”, which this past January made the Guinness Book of Records for having the largest display of castle replicas.
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At a church function, one of the ladies had with her an old ”Hungarian and American Cook Book”, compiled and published in 1955 by the Ladies’ Guild of the Holy Trinity Greek Catholic Church of Bridgeport, CT. Besides it being an unusual dessert, it offers a little nostalgic look into the past. See the full story...
A Date in Hungarian History: November 3rd, 1918
One hundred years ago, on this date, representatives of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy signed the Armistice, ceasing hostilities with Italy.
For the Monarchy, this ended World War I, which had begun with the declaration of war against Serbia on July 28th, 1914. See the full story...
| It's a Small World/Kicsi a Világ|