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    Antal Fery

    The Great Master Of Hungarian Woodcut Art
    Antal Fery made over 2000 bookplates. In 1992, the American Hungarian Museum exhibited 194 plates, showing a cross section of his work since the 1930’s. Read More ...

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    Csángós The Forgotten Hungarians

    The folk culture of the Csángó-Hungarians of Moldava
    Miraculously, about 100 thousand Csángós still speak Hungarian, the use of which language is prohibited outside their homes. Read More ...

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    The Hungarian School of Passaic

    The first school was started by the Hungarian Reformed Church in form of Summer School before WWI. By 1920, 120 Catholic and Reformed children attended the School under the leadership of Rev. László Tegze. This school not only taught Hungarian to the children ... Read More ...

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    Brief History of Hungary

    1100 years of statehood in the Carpathian Basin,
    1000 years of Christian Kingdom,
    40 years since the 1956 Freedom fight.
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Origin of America’s Name




Dr. Sándor Balogh

Saint Imre > Amerigo

America as a continent and the United States of America as a country are unique in that they had been named after a saint.

Everyone knows that America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, but who was Amerigo named after?

Very few people know this; at least, very few Hungarians and Italians know this. I, for one, have never heard Hungarians, particularly Hungarian Catholics, say that they are proud of the fact that America, after Amerigo Vespucci, was named after the Hungarian Saint Imre (Emeric). Therefore, America’s name-day is November 5th, the feast-day of Saint Imre.
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The AMERICAN HUNGARIAN MUSEUM, PASSAIC was established to preserve, exhibit and cultivate Hungarian culture in one of the largest Hungarian communities in the United States. The MUSEUM specializes in the collection of memorabilia from the community, valuable folk art treasures, folk-crafts, and examples of the art.

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Proclamation, Albany NY

Saint Imre (Emericus) Statue, Budapest, Móricz Zsigmond Place
Saint Imre (Emericus) Statue, Budapest, Móricz Zsigmond Place

Celebration of the Patron Saint of America



WHEREAS: Amerigo Vespucci, has been named after Prince Emeric of Hungary, son of Saint Stephen, King, the first king of Hungary; and

WHEREAS: Amerigo or Saint Emeric, is known throughout Europe as the patron saint of youth, Vespucci’s great contribution was to tell Europe that the land Columbus had found was not Asia but a New World; and

WHEREAS: During his first voyage to the West Indies, after Columbus, he explored the northern coast of South America to well beyond the mouth of the Amazon and during his second trip he made the realization he was not looking at India, but a new continent; and

WHEREAS: In 1507, a German cartographer created a new map, naming the territory now known as South America in Vespucci’s honor, eventually expanding the name to north as well; and

WHEREAS: Professor Jonathan Cohen and Professor Dr. Sandor Balogh have spent years researching the life and history of Amerigo Vespucci; and

WHEREAS: Local Hungarian and Italian communities in the Capital Region will celebrate America’s first Feast Day in the name Saint Emeric.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor of the City of Albany, New York, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, November 5, 2014, to be

“Amerigo Vespucci Day”

in the City of Albany, and ask residents to join me in recognizing Saint Emeric for his service.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Albany, New York to be affixed this 3rd day 0f November,2014.

Catherine M Sheehen


(SourceMVSZ Sajtószolgálat  8432/141104)





In The Center of Pan-Slavic Aspirations


By: Mihály Pazuhánics-Páncélos
Leader of the Freedom Movement of Subcarpathia.



Ruthenian life in Hungary until 1918.
Historical Hungary
Historical Hungary
The core of the Ruthenian people settled in North-Eastern Hungary, the present day Subcarpathia, at the end of the 14th century. Originally they lived around Lake Ilmen, which is located 200 kilometers South of Saint Petersburg, and which region belonged to the Lithuanian Principality. The people were called Russ, – Rutheni in Latin – which means rafts men in the ancient Lithuanian language. The memories of life on the water, the tradition of rafting survived among the people until the most recent times, and even in the past decades they transported the wood exploited in the forests of the Carpathian Mountains on rafts to the Hungarian Great Plain.
Ruthenian life in Hungary starts with the name of Todor Koriatovics. Because of his aspirations for independence, this Podolian prince was put in prison by his cousin, Lithuanian grand prince Vitold, in 1395. Koriatovics fled to Hungary in 1397, after he was released (or escaped?) from prison. Hungarian king Zsigmond (Sigismund) admits him and donates the castle of Munkács and the surrounding region to him and his people, who followed their prince from Podolia. Out of gratitude, because his people received not only refuge and a new homeland, but also land and equal rights to those of the Hungarians, Koriatovics built a monastery for the St. Balil-Order North of Munkács on the Csernek Mountain an elevation at the shore of the river Latorca.

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