HAZI ALDAS (translated from Hungarian)
"BLESSING OF THE HOME"
Where there is faith, there is love,
Where there is love, there is peace,
Where there is peace, there is blessing
Where there is blessing, God abides
Where God is, nothing is lacking
Initially, the site was created to house the beautiful and memorable postcards I received from Hungary for Christmas, New Year's, & Easter holidays, & also Birthday and Name Days. Later, it grew to include photos of my visits to Hungary in 1999 and 2001. I added favorite links to villages, towns & cities West of the Danube (Dunantuli) and the Eastern Bakony Mountain region.
Since one of my first loves is traditional music and dance, I have links to these.
I love Hungarian castles so some sites with photos are included.
Thirdly, wine cultivation has always been a fascination. It was part of everyday life in Bakonycsernye. My family & everyone we knew had vineyards. This is hard to fathom for people growing up in cities, but it is true! Sadly, most people are disconnected from the very earth that sustains life and to which we will return ...
FAVORITE LINKS (on the left side bar) has grown extensively, to include recipes, Hungarian on-line gift shops, bookstores, & even Hungarian card games. There are links to museums, plus historical towns & cities in Hungary.
NAVIGATION FOR FAVORITE LINKS
Each SECTION I - IX lists a variety of topics. After finding your topic, scroll to the numerical section to find the links. I am proud of the rich collection of information I have amassed about Hungary. I hope you enjoy your visit here.
You may email & I will
reply as soon as possible.
I check email once or twice a week ...
Please be patient. Thank you
EMAIL: bakonyvilla at yahoo dot com
PLAN YOUR VACATION TO HUNGARY HERE:
Visit the Hungarian National Tourist Office web page.
Discover many wonderful cultural & historical regions of Hungary.
Visit castles, go to wine, music, folklore festivals ...
So much to do, so little time: plan ahead..
CLICK Go to Hungary
Thanks to all who signed the guestbook.
Deleted due to many undesirable posts.
Skip Roth a wood sculptor/carver from Old Fort, North Carolina sent me some ANTIQUE POSTCARDS of Budapest, Hungary from the early 1900s possibly up to the 1920s. View his creations at Roth Art New links coming soon ...
NEWEST MUSIC & VIDEO DISCOVERY:
GREEK MUSIC (my favorite!) exists in Hungary!
There is a Greek town named Beloiannisz in Hungary ...
Click on word "belépes" (enter).
Go to "Content tools" select a video from drop down menu ...
Click here: http://www.pyrgos.hu
Listen to Greek musicians and view videos of Greek Dance Ensemble from a town in Hungary called Beloiannisz in Fejér Megye. Greek immigrants settled in Hungary and named the town after a Greek Communist martyr, Nikos Beloiannisz. While I am not a Communist sympathizer, I love Greek music and my love of Greek music and culture transcends politics so I include this link here! May my Hungarian Freedom Fighter ancestors (some of whom shed their blood for freedom) forgive me ... At least now there is peace, freedom of expression, the right to vote and the right to own private property, land, and a business in Hungary.
Greek Folk Dances & Traditional Music Videos:
Dance known locally as "Pogonisios"
Starts out as a dance called "Kalamatianos" & music changes to the "Pogonicios" ... the young men join in on this ...
Dancing the "pogonicios" to the music of the Epirotiki Clarinet phenomenal undescribable !! (& dancing!!!) ...
TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL IN A GREEK VILLAGE: Tsamikos
ASSYRIAN DANCE CALLED "PEDA" ... SINGER ROMYO YOUKHANA ... also called "Baznaye" dancing
Catholic Church in Bodajk, Hungary & Vertes Mountains
The KALVARIA in Bodajk, Hungary was a site for pilgramage.
St. Stephen the first King of Hungary had worshiped there.
Seven pages of fabulous photos around the city ....
VIEW ERIKA'S PHOTOS OF BUDAPEST May 2009
TRADITIONAL FOLK BAND AND DANCING
WINE DAYS FESTIVAL OCT. 2001
Male dancers doing rhythmical boot-slapping
Folk dance ensemble of Mor
Folk dancers of Mor in peasant dress.
FANTASTIC NEW MUSIC AND DANCE LINKS
Unbelievably great videos available on You Tube.
THIS IS ONE OF MY RECENT FAVORITES:
Csík Zenekar, Ferenczi György és a Rackajam - Zöld erdõben de magas
ANOTHER RENDITION OF THE SAME SONG
Pál István Szalonna és Bandája /Pál Eszter/: Zöld erdõben de magas
Pál István Szalonna és Bandája /Pál Eszter/: Zöld erdõben de magas
KALOTASZEGI MUSIC, SONGS & DANCES FROM ERDELY (TRANSYLVANIA)
Herczku Ágnes & Bognár Szilvia & Szalóki Ági
BOGNAR SZILVIA AND HER GROUP
Szalóki Ági - Kimegyek egy hegyre
Pal Istvan Szallona and Herczkû Ági ...
Kalotaszegi Music and Songs ...
Kaláka 25 - Éjszaka (Radnóti Miklós) -----------
Kaláka - Mint észrevétlenül (Radnóti
József Attila Tudod, hogy nincs bocsanat (Kalaka)
Kaláka-Weöres Sándor: A hársfa mind virágzik
KORMORÁN - Adjon az Isten (Folk and Roll videók)
Kormorán - Macedón Expressz (Folk and Roll videók)
Kormorán - Egy ágyon egy kenyéren
Kormorán - Gyere ki te gyöngyvirág
Kormorán - Volt apám, volt anyám, II.
Kormorán - Isten ujja megérintett
Fehér Nóra, Vadkerti Imre - Nincs szó, nincs jel - Kormorán
Papp Zsazsi - Adjon az Isten
Papp Zsazsi - Vaisnava dallamok
Papp Zsazsi - Vaisnava dallamok 2.
Sebö Egyuttes and Bognár Szilvia sing
Jozsef Attila's poem "Harmatocska"
Sebõ együttes - Játék karácsonykor
Nagy Lászlo Versei ...
Sebestyén Márta, Pálya Bea meg Bognár Sziliva énekel.
Sebestyén Márta - Virágszedõk
Sebestyén Márta no.1 "Hegyen-völgyön járva"
Sebestyén Márta - Vetettem violát (Moldva)
Sebestyén Márta & Muzsikás: Hidegen Fújnak a Szelek
Sebestyén Márta & Muzsikás: Bújdosódal. Fordulj Lovam
Csík: Én vagyok az, aki nem jó
Csik Zenekar - Most Mulik Pontosan
Csík Zenekar - Fellegajtó
ISMEROS ARCOK: Felleg ajto - nyitogato
Palya Bea - Tchiki tchiki (Transylvania)
Boban Markovic & Palya Bea 8, Szentendre
Palya Bea: Szépszemû szeretõm
Zurgó Egyuttes with Bea Palja who sings "Rózsa"
Besh O Drom - Meggyujtom a Pipam
MORI BORVIDEK "WINE REGIONS OF MOR"The most comprehensive site about
Read in English, German, or Hungarian:
the varieties of wine grown in the region of Mor, Hungary.
Read about "The History of Wine", "Wine and Gastronomy",
a brief description of wine rating, how to serve wine,
different dishes & foods to serve with specific wines.
Read about the "Wine Days Festival" in Mor.
Read how the "Wine Queen of Mor" is selected.
View photos and biographies of Wine Queens in past years.
View photos of the wine cellars in Mor.
View photos of the international dancing,
the parade and the Swabian Wedding.
See photos of the past.
Read about nearby towns and villages:
Click on Mori Borvidek
HOMEPAGE MOR, HUNGARY.
Read about history,
cultural events and businesses in Mor.
View photos of Annual Winedays Festival (Bornapok)
First weekend in Oct. on Fri., Sat. & Sun. .
(English, German, Magyar)
New links coming soon.
Geocities stopped providing site.
ECARDS FROM HUNGARY:
Holiday, Nature, Travel
Click here .
Select Hungarian flag
(red, white & green).
SEND ECARD FROM
HUNGARIAN ART MUSEUM:
Click here .
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXTHE AMERICAN-HUNGARIAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, aka,
THE KOSSUTH CLUB meets monthly in Sarasota, FL.
The meetings are held in the Selby Public Library downtown.
There is a speaker, travelogue or discussion on topics of interest.
For further information contact Mrs. Eva Kisvarsanyi.
View website CLICK Kossuth Club
UPDATED: Dec 13, 2012
1) ADDED LINKS OF YOU TUBE VIDEO TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN DANCES: Contemporary musicians learned old style music as preserved in Transylvania (Erdély) where it has remained untouched by modern forms and instrumentation! LISTEN AND ENJOY!!!
2) MAIN PAGE RIGHT COLUMN: VIEW LINKS TO TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN FOLK DANCES TAUGHT ON YOU TUBE: from various regions of Hungary and Transylvania. I am from Dunantuli (West of the Danube) therefore included Rabakõzi (Raba regional) dances named after the "Raba River" which flows through city of Gyõr.
3) LOOK AT TURQUOISE COLUMN ON THE LEFT, CLICK ON "WINE PAGE".
ADDED NEW VIDEO OF GRAPE HARVEST IN BAKONYCSERNYE (my home town!) From vineyards on the Vehony hills overlooking the town/village. Got a good laugh, producer of video added the song, "Dirty Leaves". The music grows on you, after hearing if a few times! You even start humming the melody, then you singing the lyrics/refrain!
4) ADDED LINKG TO MY PHOTOS OF BUDAPEST at photobucket.com ... View & enjoy my visit in May 2009.
Website started 1/6/01
270 visits in one day: Aug. 20, 2001
500 total visits in one month Aug.2001.
10,000 total visitors by Dec. 20, 2003.
32,000 visitors by June 14, 2008
COUNTER ADDED ON 8/9/01.
VISITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Tennessee, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Ohio, Washington, California, Arkansas, North Carolina, Arizona, Texas, Hawaii, Oregon, Michigan, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Massachusetts.
CANADA: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary/Alberta, London/Ontario, Vancouver British Columbia
HUNGARY: Mor, Budapest, Szeged, Bakonycsernye, Fehervarcsurgo
ROMANIA: Erdely (Transylvania)
THE REST OF THE WORLD:
Barbados, Scotland, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa, Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands, Israel, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Denmark, Spain, RUSSIA (Kyrgyzstan), Bulgaria, Poland, Japan, Serbia, Korea, Greece.
Sorry no longer able to track country of origin.
INTERNET FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD
Skip Roth and his son Chris from Old Fort, North Carolina are woodcarvers/sculptors who create astonishing works of art with modern tools, sometimes even a chain saw. The results speak for themselves. Visit their website and view some of their sculptures. CLICK HERE on Roth Art
Tale Ognenovski is one of Macedonia's unsung treasures. He is a genuinely talented clarinet player who has played on the world's most famous stages throughout most of Europe, the United States and Canada. Read more about this musical genius at http://www.taleognenovski.com.mk/
CLICK HERE for amazon.com review of Jazz, Macedonian Folk Dances and Classical Music
CLICK HERE for amazon.com review of Mozart and Ognenovski Clarinet Concertos
Marty Essen of Victor, Montana wrote an outstanding book, "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents" . It is about his travels to Belize, Peru and the Amazon, Australia, Canada and the Arctic Circle, Antarctica, Borneo (Indonesia), Europe: France, Spain, and Switzerland, and Zimbabwe (Africa). There are great descriptions, humorous entertaining comments, scientific facts, brief histories and superb photos. CLICK Cool creatures, hot planet
Gefen Publishing Company (Jerusalem & New York) offers many fascinating & cultural books on Jewish religious studies, history and the country of Israel. CLICK Israel Books
Radio Taiwan International is a a favorite international source for entertainment and news. It helps bridge the gap between East and West. They offer unique cultural insights about travel, cuisine, & music (contemporary & traditional) of China. CLICK english.rti.org.tw
Walter Cruttenden author of the fascinating book "Lost Star of Myth and Time" offers a unique hypothesis which combines the observations of ancient cultures with modern astronomy. He is seeking scientific proof for his hypothesis. He created the Galileo Awards (monetary) for anyone willing to publish & offer scientific research on the subject. CLICK Binary Research Institute .
Tom Knapp is editor of Rambles.Net an exciting & comprehensive cultural arts e-magazine with reviews and articles about Celtic & traditional/world music, plus books and films.
Themis Athena, a TOP 500 amazon.com reviewer has a wide range of interests in books, music and films. Her knowledge and ideas on these subjects are worth reading. Plus she has some nice photos of cats. She is the #2 TOP REVIEWER for amazon.ca (Canada).
Florenta from West Perth Australia has a friendly on-line community about Romanian culture. Great photos, history, and links.
CLICK Romanian Group in Australia
Kalli Bellou of Athens, Greece
is a highly talented photographer.
View her magnificent photos of the sea (thalassa), nature,
Greece, Egypt, Hungary, and other fascinating places.
CLICK Kalli's Photos
Bernard Rosenberg, an educator & fisherman,
wrote the book "Alaska Fishing on a Budget"
It has beautiful photos and great advice for the experienced fisherman.
Attila the Hun from Canada
created a friendly Hungarian on-line community
Attila the Hun also created a second wonderful
on-line community for Hungarians around the world,
who wish to exchange information.
Alberto of La Rioja Spain showcases his magnificent photos of castles,
along with great descriptions of the history and legends of this region.
CLICK Castles in La Rioja
Ana of La Rioja Spain created a beautiful and culturally insightful site devoted to monasteries, called, "The Way of Santiago in La Rioja." History, legends, numerous photos. This site is exceptionally well done.
Vlad Tamarov of Las Vegas, NV, originally from St.Petersburg, Russia
wrote an outstanding biographical book, "Afghanistan: A Russian Soldier's Story". Filled with descriptions of action and photos of young soldiers (many who did not return home) in some sense it is every soldier's story. Click russianwriter
Boris Zubry, an engineer and author living in Princeton, NJ wrote "Miles of Experience". It is a highly acclaimed human interest book filled with descriptive stories from unique parts of the globe: all have a message.
Anna Klein of New Hampshire creates one-of-a-kind adorable Teddy Bears. View these cute and cuddly Teddies here:.
CLICK AnnaMade Teddy Bears
Alejandra Vernon is an artist living in Long Beach, CA.
Her art is delightful & creative. It is highly imaginative, colorful and extremely beautiful.
Hungarian Folk Art
PASSION-DISCS ON-LINE MUSIC SHOP
On-line music shop from the UK
sells hard to find CDs from Hungary,
Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria ,
Roma (Gypsy), Latin America
& other "world music" CDs.
may read CD reviews
written by Erika:
"Uj Elo Nepzene"
(Living Village Music)
series Volumes 1 - 8,
"Gypsy Colours" by Kalman Balogh,
(Gypsy Love) by Kalyi Jag,
by Istvan Papp,
"Macso Himzes" and
by Besh o droM
"Elindultam a Szep Hazambol"
(I Left My Sweet Homeland) by Okros.
VIEW TRADITIONAL BULGARIAN WEDDING DANCES
Click http://www.nufolk.com View Orchestra Izgrev ("Sunrise") of Chicago playing traditional wedding & folk-pop music. Select "Videoclips". See dancing at a modern wedding.
VIEW TRADITIONAL DANCES BY ENSEMBLE TIRANA (ALBANIA)
Click http://www.ensemblefolkalbania.com/repertory.htm See complicated dance steps & intricate patterns matched to Balkan rhythms. Colorful Albanian folk costumes. Traditional singing. Live folk band. Astonishing Balkan clarinet!
HEAR BULGARIAN MUSIC & VIEW TRADITIONAL DANCES (Videos)
CLICK http://www.bulgariancds.com Choose "Folklore" on side bar. Select word "video" in red letters behind title of track. Numerous videos and traditional dancers are located on pages 1 - 6. Enjoy!