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Folk Dance Teaches a Culture of Mutual Recognition- A Conversation with Folk-Dancer András Bethlendi

“It teaches confidence; it provides you with a map of yourself: who you are, where you come from and perhaps where you are headed,” András Bethlendi has this to say of folk dance in his talk with Mandiner. According to the winner, along with his dance group, of 2017’s Fölszállott a Páva, the ‘Táncház’ movement teaches us about our own […]

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May the Force Be With You! A Look Back at Edward Teller’s Resourceful Life on the 110th Anniversary of his Birth

Edward Teller (Teller Ede) was born on January 15, 1908 in Budapest and died on September 9, 2003 in Stanford, California. He participated in the production of the first atomic bomb in 1945, then later led the development project of the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb.[1] Teller was the son of a prosperous Hungarian Jewish family. His doctoral […]

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Amid Controversy, Home-birth Midwife and Activist Ágnes Geréb sentenced to Two Years in Prison

On Tuesday, the Budapest Court of Appeals upheld a previous conviction leveled against obstetrician, mid-wife, and home-birth activist Ágnes Geréb. The 65-year-old has been sentenced to two years in prison, and in addition has been barred from practicing her profession for the next ten years. Geréb was arrested by police in October 2010. In February 2012 the appeal court in […]

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Christmas Challenge for Transcarpathian Children

Continuing our overview on Christmas traditions we couldn’t skip the multicultural Transcarpathian region of Ukraine, as minding its connection with history of Hungary, our curiosity was overwhelming us. Hard to believe, but some hundred years ago Christmas would be celebrated in no different way from the one in Hungary. Time flies fast, so do spread the new traditions and habits.  […]

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Facebook Ads, Trolls, and Russian Hackers: The Impact of Social Media and Digital Giants on Politics in 2017

2017 was a long and tough year for everyone who deals with politics. An unusually large number of political scandals made the last 12 months unforgettable. And as the Hungarian (and US midterm) elections slowly approach, it is worthwhile to take a moment to examine these scandals, as well as the surprising role that Facebook and other major digital giants […]

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HT Vlog #3: Christmas in Budapest

In Hungary Today’s new monthly video series “HT Vlog”, our readers can get a virtual introduction to the most interesting public, cultural and lifestyle events in Budapest and Hungary. Our exclusive video content is created and edited by Hungarian vlogger Boglárka Lakos, who aims to guide our readers through the very best of Hungary. Join the adventure and subscribe to […]

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Christmas Tradition In Hungary And Elsewhere

For Hungarians and Christians across the globe, Christmas is the most sacred holiday event of the year. Families spend the “holy evening” (Szenteste) making final preparations for the Christmas tree to be decorated with carefully placed candles, then place the nicely wrapped presents under the tree prior to “lighting” the candles and the sparklers. I remember those Christmas preparations so […]

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“It is Incredibly Important to Create Resources in Hungarian and English to Share this History”: Hungarian-American Educator and Documentarian Andrea Lauer Rice on the Memory Project

Recently, Hungary Today had the opportunity to interview Andrea Lauer Rice regarding her work on the Memory Project, a visual oral history project focused on collecting the stories of Hungarians who were forced to flee their homeland following the Second World War, and later after the defeat of the 1956 Revolution. In addition to her work with the Memory Project, […]

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“The Road to the Future Lies in Building a Livable Hungary and a Livable Carpathian Basin” – Interview with Zoltán Moys Director of the Award-winning Documentary TV series ’Hazajáró’

Hungary Today had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with renowned documentary film maker and director Zoltán Moys, whose cultural travel show ’Hazajáró’ (’Home-runner’), which is screened on Hungarian public television on a weekly basis, won the 2017 Prima Primissima Audience Award. ’Home-runner’ gets on its boots every week to range through the magnificent landscapes of the Carpathian […]