If you are a part of our Hungarian Living Genealogy Group on Facebook, you might remember when Laszlo (Les) Josa went to see the bell while it was in Louisiana in an antique shop. Here is what he wrote from that day in early February 2022:
There is so much to Hungarian history! And the inventions made by Hungarians? Don’t even try to start counting them! We have gathered a few things here to get you started.
Aliens, Appalachian, and Americans
The two largest ethnic groups that migrated to the Appalachian South were Hungarians and Italians. Practically every coal mining county in southern Appalachia contained immigrants from both Hungary and Italy. These immigrants generally lived in coal camps constructed by operators, some of whom were immigrants themselves, to house workers enticed to the Mountain South to mine coal.
Traditional Hungarian Dress
I was poking around on Instagram a while back and noticed these stunning photos from a variety of Hungarian folk regions. I reached out to Marcsi and we had a delightful conversation about her heritage and the work she does. Posted here is just a snippet of her thoughts on these few photos, but there are many, many more photos on Instagram, each with interesting commentary.
Hungarian History & Culture Classes
Hungarian History & Culture I & II are each 10 weeks long. Click here to listen to the Hungarian Living Podcast where I interview Gergely, the instructor, about these classes. If you are interested in these classes and when they will be offered next, please...
March 15th is a Hungarian national holiday is celebrated in many ways throughout Hungary but also by Hungarians all around the world. The tri-colored cockade pictured here is one of the symbols of this revolution.
The Hungarian Gulag
Thank you, Noel, for letting us take a peak into the past of your family and of many families who experienced the ugliness of Recsk. We visited there last year with one of our tour groups and it was a somber visit. The drizzly day fit the mood as we learned about the...
National Song ~ Nemzeti Dal
March 15th is a national holiday in Hungary, designed to commemorate the events of the 1848-49 Hungarian Revolution. There are typically huge celebrations all around the country as well as all around the world. Celebrate wherever you live and learn a bit about what...
Carnival Season – Farsang
A couple of years ago, I was able to visit Mohács, Hungary during the Carnival season. Carnival -- Farsang, in Hungarian, marks the end of winter. Some of the celebration is connected to fertility as well as the destruction of Old Man Winter. There is a lot of fun and...
The Impact of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956
Have you been impacted by the Hungarian Revolution of 1956? From October 23 - November 4, 1956 there was a nationwide revolt against the Soviet occupation of Hungary. During the days, weeks, and months after October 1956, many Hungarians scattered all around the world...
Did you know the common greeting we use when we answer the phone has a Hungarian connection? The following piece is a reprint of an article my mom, Elizabeth A. Szabo, included in a Magyar Marketing e-newsletter many years ago. As a teenager, I remember my mother...
Hungary’s Heroes in the American Civil War
Written by: Peter Rosenbluth Many Americans don’t know about the Hungarian contribution to the Union’s Victory. However, the Civil War was not the first time when Hungarians took up the arms to fight for America’s unity. Hungarians have been fighting for liberty...
The Chain Bridge by Albert Turak
This artwork is based on a photo of the Szechenyi Bridge in Budapest, Hungary as it was in 1890 (see photo below). Here is what the artist, Albert Turak, has to say: The inspiration behind the drawing began when my father left Hungary in 1928 and brought the photo of...
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The recipe is from Tunde Dugantsi, The Gingerbread Artist. Tunde creates amazing gingerbread cookies. I have listed her recipe here so it is easy to print.
Crayon Tinted Hungarian Ornament
This is a fun craft that you can make to decorate your tree!
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