Extramural Consular Days in Minneapolis Sticky

The Consulate General of Hungary in Chicago is organizing extramural consular days in St Paul/Minneapolis

March 9-10. 2018 Friday and Saturday.

Appointments shall be made via e-mail: consulate.chi@mfa.gov.hu







Carpathian Festival returns for final year - 02. 18. 2018. Sticky

Carpathian Festival - A festival of music, song and story
The Carpathian Festival, which honors the Central and Eastern European cultures of the Carpathian Mountains, returns for a third and final year on February 18, 12-5 p.m., presented by Landmark Center and Ethnic Dance Theatre. Admission is $6 for ages 13 and older, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for age 5 and younger.

"Music and dance provide a window into a culture's identity," said Donald LaCourse, Ethnic Dance Theatre Artistic Director. "The Carpathian Festival highlights traditions from a region that is familiar, but less well known to many people. By celebrating and highlighting the whole region, we can see how cultural traditions and customs are often shared throughout a geographical area, and rarely defined by a country's borders."
Participating performance music groups include Eisner's Klezmorim, Ukrainian Village Band, Szaszka Hungarian Band, and Sitnica Tamburitza Orchestra, as well as returning groups, Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Dolina Polish Dancers, St. Paul Czech and Slovak Dancers, Lipa Slovak Dancers, Izvorasul Romanian Dancers, Videki Hungarian Dancers and the Ethnic Dance Theatre. Several dance ensembles will feature both their adult and children's dance groups.
There is something for everyone with sights, sounds and tastes from many different cultures: Czech, Polish, Carpatho-Rusyn, Slovak, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Jewish, Roma (gypsy), Romanian, Serbian and Transylvanian Saxon people of Central and Eastern Europe. Festival goers can have an imported beer or glass of wine to go with the ethnic foods that can be purchased on site.

International Women's Day Tea & Olga Zoltai Award - 03. 04. 2018.

At the fourth annual International Women’s Day Tea, the International Institute of Minnesota will honor New Americans who strengthen our community and improve our world. This event has become an important annual gathering to grow visibility and support for the Institute’s mission and programs.

Proceeds from the event support the Institute’s programming for New American women and their families.

Olga Zoltai Award, given in recognition of outstanding community leadership by, or in service to, New Americans.

Olga Zoltai was a tireless advocate for refugees and immigrants. A refugee herself–at the age of 13, Olga and her family fled her hometown of Sopron, Hungary as Soviet forces invaded. Olga worked at the International Institute of Minnesota from 1971 to 1993 and earned the title ‘Patron Saint of Area Immigrants’ by the Minneapolis Star Tribune upon her retirement.

Olga was a civic leader while also balancing roles as wife, mother and grandmother. She anchored Minnesota’s Hungarian community, was a pioneer for integration of children with special needs and was a tireless advocate in her profession as a case worker.

In 1974, Olga championed the formation of the Institute’s refugee resettlement program and paved the way for the resettlement of nearly 25,000 refugees who now call Minnesota home. Olga maintained a decades-long commitment to advocacy on behalf of immigrants. Her commitment to welcoming those displaced and tenacious advocacy improved the lives of thousands of New Americans in our community. Her life-long commitment lives on in this award bearing her name.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Hall of Nations: 1694 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

Commemoration of March 15. - 03. 10. 2018.

Minnesota Hungarians invites and welcomes you and your family to

The Commemoration of  the 1848-49 Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence

Date & Time: March 10, 2018, Saturday, 4 pm

Location: Unity Church-Unitarian—Arthur Foote Room (733 Portland Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102)


Keynote speech by guest of honor, Zsuzsanna Pálmai, Consul of Hungary in Chicago

Commemorative notes, Poem recitals

Please bring sandwiches, cold plates or desserts to share
for the reception after the program.

Tell your friends! Members and Non-Members are welcome.

In Hungary, March 15th is a national holiday on which Hungarians remember the Revolution of 1848 and all of the people who fought for Hungarian independence. It was one of many revolutions that occurred throughout Europe that year. The Revolution led to the War for Independence, an attempt to break free from the rule of the Austrian Empire. Leaders of the Revolution such as Lajos Kossuth, István Széchenyi, Sándor Petofi and Jószef Bem are among the most respected national figures in Hungarian history.

Sandor Petofi: National Song

Rise up, Magyar, the country calls!
It's 'now or never' what fate befalls...
Shall we live as slaves or free men?
That's the question - choose your `Amen'!
God of Hungarians,
we swear unto Thee,
We swear unto Thee - that slaves we shall
no longer be!

Rákóczi Association - Diaspora Program 2018

Upon the specific request of the Hungarian Diaspora Council and commissioned by the State Secretariat for National Policy of the Prime Minister’s Office, Rákóczi Association wishes to create an opportunity for 1,000 young Hungarian person between the ages of 10 and 29, living in one of the Hungarian diaspora-communities all around the world to participate in a study tour in Hungary within the framework of the 'DIASPORA PROGRAMME’ in the year 2018.
The Diaspora Programme contains 16 various programme periods between January and December 2018, including thematic study tours and summer camps that applicants can freely choose from. Within the selected programme period they can participate in a study tour in Hungary for a period of 5-10 consecutive days.

Range of applicants:

  • Hungarian youth living in the diaspora

Applicants to the Programme may include Hungarian youth between the ages of 10 and 29 living in the diaspora who have actively participated (for at least 1 year) in the work of week-end schools, cultural associations or religious communities operating in the local Hungarian community. The local Hungarian organization is requested to certify the existence of the organization concerned.
Within the framework of the Programme one and the same person may visit Hungary on one occasion, in a freely chosen programme period between 1 January and 31 December 2018.
Underage participants (under the age of 18) may participate only if arriving in a group (of at least 5 persons) and accompanied by an adult. The application of underage participants requires their parents’ approval.

To read more, click here.

If you are interested please fill out the questionnaire here.

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