When there is a popular holiday, we usually engage into a cultural exchange - writing in Hungarian about how the given holiday is celebrated in Ireland and we write an article in English about how people celebrate the mentioned holiday in Hungary. This English article is about Easter traditions in Hungary.
March was not a month of happy celebrations for everyone. While it seemed that the Romanian revolution of 1989 brought together both Romanians and Hungarians, unfortunately the situation changed quickly in Marosvásárhely (Tirgu Mures). At the end of 1989 both Hungarians and Romanians protected priest László Tőkés together and sang the current national anthem of the country (Desteapta-te romane - Wake up, Romanian!) hand in hand. What could be the reason yet for the Romanians’ attack against Hungarians? This post will describe the events and their reasons in March 1990 in a diary format.
I do not think I have to introduce the following person to many people. He has been an old friend of mine and now we work together as well. When I started the webpage of (H)írmorzsák he was the first one to offer help for me. That is how the Morzsa logo, the graphics and the videos were born. We are also working on various interesting projects together which you will see in the near future. The person I am talking about is called József Kukola, or as his friends know him - Dodi.
While Ireland celebrates its main national holiday, St. Patrick’s day on March 17, Hungarians also remember relevant events on March 15. March 15 is the day when Hungarians wear rose-shape badges of their national flag (kokárda). This custom originates from the French revolution, where people were wearing small strips of the French flag. This post describes what happened on this day in 1848 together with the aftermath of the revolution.