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Marcius 15 commemoration

The red, white and green banners, the warm hospitality and the friendliness of those inside more than made up for the dreary, rainy weather outside.  This was the setting of the Marcius 15 commemoration which was held on Sunday, March 13 at the First Hungarian Reformed Church on Alexander Road.   Krasnai Rachel, a young […]

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The Biennial Electoral meeting of the United Hungarian Societies

Dear All – The Biennial Electoral meeting of the United Hungarian Societies took place in a “spring-like” climate – both indoors and outdoors.  The 14 organization members, including our newest Bethany Baptist Church represented by Veres Sandor and interim pastor Rev. Kulcsar Sandor, listened to the reports from the officers and elected a new board […]

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Saint Stephen, First King of Hungary

Stephen I, also called Saint Stephen, was the first King of Hungary from 1000 until his death in 1038.  In Hungarian, he is known as Szent Istvan Kiraly.  His original name was Vajk, born in c.970 in Esztergom, Hungary.   He is considered to be the founder of the Hungarian state and one of the most […]

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Father’s Day

I count myself as a fortunate son. Some children are raised without a father. Others grow up with fathers who are deeply flawed either by abusiveness, addictions or temperaments that hurt their children, sometimes for a lifetime. At age 8 or 9, playing in the backyard, I recall that it suddenly occurred to me, and […]

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Easter in Hungary

There are a lot of interesting folk customs still alive all over Hungary. Many of them are connected with religious holidays, while others have older origins, from early, sometimes from prehistoric years. The two, most known customs of Easter are the “sprinkling” and the egg-painting. Both are very common in both urban and rural areas, […]

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March 15th commemoration – 2015

Dear All About 220 loyal Hungarians came out of hibernation and gathered together this past sunny but cool Sunday at the West Side Hungarian Reformed Church, to commemorate the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. The program started with the singing of American and Hungarian anthems accompanied on the organ by Marton Tamasy. The opening prayer was […]

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