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2013 Festival Blog - Hungarian Heritage

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #6


We are delighted to bring you a selection of eye-catching visitor photos from day six of the 2013 Smithsonian FolklifeRead More

July 3, 2013   No Comments

Eszter Bíró performing klezmer music


Renowned Hungarian vocalist Eszter Bíró performed Jewish klezmer music with her band. Klezmer music was one of the many diverseRead More

July 3, 2013   No Comments

Hungarian Recipe: Halászlé / Hungarian Fisherman’s Stew


Halászlé (Hungarian fisherman’s stew) is a popular celebratory dish, often served during Lent or on Christmas Eve. The stew wasRead More

July 2, 2013   No Comments

A Shared Experience: Night Tour of the D.C. Monuments


On July 1, I had the privilege to assist with an evening bus tour of Washington D.C’s principal monuments andRead More

July 2, 2013   No Comments

Hungarian Recipe: Vanilla Wreaths with Apricot Jam


Almost every Hungarian grandmother seems to have a brittle, hand-written note safely stored between pages of her cookbook that holdsRead More

July 1, 2013   No Comments

Festival Photo Daily Dozen: June 30, 2013


Week One of the Festival has concluded. Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm and involvement in the various programs and activities.Read More

July 1, 2013   No Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #5


Here are a few of our favorite visitor photos from day five of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. You canRead More

June 30, 2013   3 Comments

Hungarian Recipe: Egresleves or Almaleves / Gooseberry or Granny Smith Apple Soup


Meat-based soups, with a sour flavor resulting from the addition of seasonal fruit—unripened gooseberries or apples—have been an important partRead More

June 30, 2013   No Comments

Folk Dances of Hungary: Hungarian choreographer Dezső Fitos and his virtuosic dance troupe


The folk dances of Hungary are important expressions of national identity. Hungarian choreographer Dezső Fitos assembled a troupe of theRead More

June 30, 2013   4 Comments

Photos From Our Festival Visitors: Flickr Gallery #4


Today we bring you a gallery of outstanding visitor photos from day four of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.  YouRead More

June 29, 2013   No Comments