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Updated on July 18, 2016
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Being of Hungarian descent I have a fascination with the folk art and culture of the Magyars. Enjoy the beauty of it with me in these hubs.

An old magazine cover illustrated by famous Hungarian illustrator Willy Pogany.
An old magazine cover illustrated by famous Hungarian illustrator Willy Pogany.

All Things Hungarian, A Page Collection

A Bit Of Trivia

Hungarian culture is rich and when you are Hungarian you are proud of that fact. Collecting a number of articles that revolve around my heritage and its culture has resulted in a Hungarian curation to keep track of them and highlight them for interested visitors.


Hungarian Crafts - Famous for their embroidery

All over the country, crafts are sold by individuals hawking their wares. When I visited Hungary, there were roadside purveyors of tablecloths and clothing. Of course, shops abound, but it is fun to buy something from a local craftsperson.
All over the country, crafts are sold by individuals hawking their wares. When I visited Hungary, there were roadside purveyors of tablecloths and clothing. Of course, shops abound, but it is fun to buy something from a local craftsperson.

Proud of Hungarian Heritage

Most people are probably proud of their ancestry and enjoy their common culture. Everyone wonders at one time or another about their "roots". Maybe you were lucky enough to have family traditions, foods, and love of a culture handed down to you. Maybe you were really lucky and had Hungarian roots!

I'm kidding, but I do enjoy learning the things that make Hungarian culture unique. I believe some things are passed on through the generations and we aren't even completely aware of how they are rooted in our specific heritage until we learn something about it.

Cultural Identity

Confidence in the ancient virtue

Confidence in the ancient virtue
Confidence in the ancient virtue

Magyar

Magyar Shield Patch 2 1/2" x 3"
Magyar Shield Patch 2 1/2" x 3"

Sew it on anything! "Magyar" is what the original Hungarian people called themselves, pronounced "mud`yar". Even though the nation itself is made of numerous ethnicities.

They are a proud people and preserve their culture and language. Today there is a revival of the folk arts.

 

Old History Lives On In Hungary

Early History

Learn about Battle of Mohács

The Hungarians held the line on behalf of Christian Europe, the cost to their nation was incredibly high.

Over their history the Magyars developed distinctive decorative arts. Well known for the heavily embroidered fabric arts, the motifs found their way onto painted surface. Discover Hungarian Decorative Painting.

Modern History

1956 Uprising was an important, though tragic, event in modern Hungarian history.

Many famous people, Actors, Scientists, Athletes, and much more than that have Hungarian roots.

Who are the famous Hungarians?

World Class Cuisine

Not Just Goulash

-but what Goulash! Delicious and easy.
-but what Goulash! Delicious and easy.

Fantastic Food


Hungarian Recipes by ilonagarden

Their cooking is a world class cuisine, and my idea of comfort food. Get a taste by sampling Chicken Paprikas or other tasty recipes like the well known Stuffed Cabbage.

I've been posting other recipes for those who wish to try these delicious dishes and desserts:


Distinctive Dog Breeds

Hungarian Dogs - Hungarians love their dogs

Visla
Visla
Puli
Puli

Puli is the most famous Hungarian Dog Breed

Hungarian Puli Sheep Dog, 'Fee', Jumps over a Hurdle During a Preview for a Pedigree Dog Show

  • Puli, a shepherding dog, is among the most famous, instantly recognizable by the mop of corded locks.
  • The Komondor is a similar looking dog, but bred as a guardian and much larger.
  • The Kuvasz is an all white guard dog, meant to be taken seriously.
  • The Visla is a hunting dog, reputed to be very friendly and lovable.
  • Pumi is a type of terriier, cute and lively
  • Mudi, a newer breed, is much loved. It has characteristics that make it a good companion.Also a sheepherding type.

Gypsy Soul Music

Hungarian Gypsy Music - Nothing quite like it- Eastern European 'Soul Music'

Tales To Tell

Hungarian fairytales and the fairies themselves are a bit different than what you're used to, read about the Tunderek.


Csokolom - Old Greeting/New Group

In old-time Hungary it was a polite greeting to say "Csokolom" or " I kiss your hand". This is now the name of a band.

Give Them a Listen

Love Of Decoration From Peasant To King

King's robe embroidered with gold, made in 1031 AD.
King's robe embroidered with gold, made in 1031 AD.

Hungarian Order of St. Stephen Official Robes; Red and Green Ermine-edged Velvet, Gold Embroidery


The Hungarian Zone

When Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fermi was asked if he believed in extraterrestrials, he replied:

"They are among us, but they call themselves Hungarians"

Say "Szia!"

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      Ilona E 6 years ago from Ohio

      @Gypzeerose: My uncle raised Puli and Komondor breeds, I liked hearing about your Vizla- they are a hunting breed, right? Hungarians are "warm and spicy" if you put it in terms of flavor, I think you *would* like them.

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      Rose Jones 6 years ago

      Oh I had a Vizla mix! She was such a powerful dog, but sweet: her name was Noodles. I think those dogs were kept by the Magyars. That photo of the girls is so beautiful. A culture that is truly foreign to me but that I suspect I would really enjoy.

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