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Another Christmas Custom: Kántálás

Akin to our caroling, this ancient custom is still still alive in some areas of the country.

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Karácsony in the name

Bell tower in Mikekarácsonyfa / Harangláb Mikekarácsonyfán
Karácsony in the name

We often wonder where the names of towns come from, as our colleague, viola vonfi did in several previous  issues earlier this year..

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Karolina Tima Szabó

New Colors in the Hungarian Spectrum?

Little G Weevil
New Colors in the Hungarian Spectrum?

A Magyar blues singer has returned to Budapest, adding unusual colors to the Hungarian spectrum. If you were lucky enough to be there on November 21st, you could have enjoyed Little G Weevil and his blues band at A38 Hajó.  If you missed it, take advantage of the next opportunity.  He is home again.

 

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ZsuZsa Simándy

The New Year's Eve "Twelve" - Szilveszteri "tizenkettő"
The New Year's Eve "Twelve" - Szilveszteri "tizenkettő"
Pilinszky János, born in 1921, was drafted into the Hungarian army in 1944, and with his unit was sent to follow the German army as it withdrew to Germany.  He was captured, and was in various prisoner of war camps.  He saw several concentration camps, an indelible experience reflected in many of his poems.  Pilinszky's writings, described as juxtaposing his Roman Catholic faith with intellectual disenchantment,  greatly influenced post-World War II Hungarian poetry.  This essay is perhaps a good example of his style.  He received numerous literary prizes, and died in 1981. See the full story...
Pilinszky János

Christmas Wine Soup
Christmas Wine Soup

Instead of egg nog for Christmas, try something different for holiday cheer this year.

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