Norridge United Church of Christ will hosts its 10th Hungarian Gulyas Festival with music, dancing, kids activities and the Gulyas Cookoff. (Hungarian Gulyas Festival)

    Hungarian Gulyas Festival about food, fun, tradition

    Goulash lovers unite! That’s what’s going to happen at the Hungarian Gulyas Festival, the 10th annual celebration of Hungarian traditions, July 8 and 9, at Norridge United Church of Christ. The highlight of the festival is the annual Gulyas (Hungarian spelling) Cook-off on Saturday. Judges select a winner and visitors to the event also vote […]

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    How to piss off a Hungarian

    FIRST THINGS FIRST: I am not Hungarian. I visited Hungary for the first time in 2005 with my Hungarian friend, Anita, and have returned to Magyarország 12 times since marrying her six years ago. We now run a business together and spend all day side by side. Therefore (and I think she will agree), I’m […]

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    Romanian media overflooded with nationalistic messages

    Anti-Hungarian sentiment and hate speech have risen to alarming proportions in recent days in Romania, as social media and news channels have been overflooded with nationalistic messages directed against the Hungarian community by Romanian politicians, journalists, social media influencers and opinion-makers. In the midst of a political crisis, the Romanian political elite, with considerable boost […]

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    HATOG participants listen to the presentation of Mrs. Anna Smith Lacey, Executive Director of  the Hungary Initiatives Foundation at Marymount University in Arlington, VA

    Hungarian Americans Together Conference Held at Marymount University in Arlington, VA – May 19 – 21

    Washington, DC – The tenth Hungarian Americans Together conference (HATOG X) was held in the Washington, DC area on May 19-21, 2017.  HATOG is generally held annually, in a different U.S. city, to provide a forum for Hungarian organizations that work to maintain Hungarian heritage and culture in their communities. This year’s conference was organized by […]

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    Annual Gala Honors Ambassador April H. Foley

    Washington, DC – On May 19, 2017, the Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) honored Ambassador April H. Foley, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary between 2006 and 2009 and Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Hungary Initiatives Foundation (HIF), at its 13th annual Gala Dinner. His Excellency János Áder, President of Hungary, was Honorary Chairman of the event, held at the House of Sweden in Washington, DC. Coalition President Andrea […]

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    THE HUNGARIAN LIGHTING FLOWER GOT INTERNATIONAL AWARD

    There is a great Hungarian invention you haven’t heard of: the luminous flower. This unique thing got the Hungarian Quality Product Award this year and the company had huge plans for the future too: they wanted to conquer the whole world with their plants. They did it, the flAvatar got the bronze award on the […]

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    HUNGARIAN PIANO VIRTUOSO PLAYS ASTONISHING QUEEN SONG – VIDEO

    The Hungarian pianist Bence Péter holds the Guinness World Record of “The World’s Fastest Piano Player”, szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes. He frequently shares his piano covers on his YouTube channel and now he has chosen to play the happiest song in the world. In 2013, Jacob Jolij, a neurologist at the University of Missouri scientifically determined, based […]

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    HUNGARIAN PMO CHIEF VISITS CSÍKI BEER FACTORY IN TRANSYLVANIA, DISCUSSES HEINEKEN TRADEMARK DISPUTE

    According to Hungarian wire service MTI, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) János Lázár visited the Igazi Csíki Sör (Real Csíki Beer) factory, located in Csíkszentsimon (romanian: Sânsimion), Romania. While at the Transylvanian brewery, Lázár the Hungarian government’s hope that Heineken and Csíki Sör, or as he referred to them, “David and Goliath”, can […]

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    HUNGARIAN DEFENSE MINISTER: NATO GUARANTEES HUNGARY’S SECURITY

    NATO is Hungary’s security guarantee, István Simicskó, the defence minister, said at a NATO Transformation Seminar in Budapest. Speaking at the opening of the two-day conference, he said that a strong and effective NATO is the cornerstone of security in Europe. Security crises can snowball, so its stability is essential. Europe’s security environment has deteriorated […]

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    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó (right), with United States Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt (PHOTO: MTI- KKM)

    HUNGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MEETS TRUMP AIDES, INCLUDING SEBASTIAN GORKA, IN WASHINGTON D.C.

    According to Hungarian wire service MTI, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó met several members of US President Donald Trump’s White House Staff in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.  These included Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s former lawyer and the incumbent of the newly-created position of United States Special Representative for International Negotiations, as well as Hungarian-American Sebastian Gorka, […]

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    The Columbus Hungarian Cultural Association commemorates Hungary’s 1848-49 Fight for Independence, March 19, 2017

      Keynote Address by István Hargitai Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great honor for me to address this congregation today to commemorate Hungary’s struggle against tyranny in 1848 on behalf of those very principles which underlie the structure of our own Republic here in the United States. I have given a lot of thought about […]

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