Hungarian Family Day – 09. March, 2013

The spring is here and so we are with our annual children’s mascaraed held the second time as part of our Hungarian Family Day. In 2013 we have slightly changed the programme content by organising more workshops aimed at older age groups. As part of the activities, children have had the opportunity to try traditional Hungarian Easter Egg decoration, try the world-famous Kalocsai embroidery, creating Hungarian kokardas, necklace and bracelet beading and amongst other activities and crafts they have also had the opportunity to create their own masks for the mascaraed.

Children and families have had the opportunity to take part of the following activities:

  • Agnes Elek held the necklace and bracelet beading workshop for the children.
  • Krisztina Koch demonstrated tricks of Kalocsai embroidery.
  • Csaba Pasztor artist draw portraits of the children during the programmes.
  • Zsuzsanna Geiszler was providing face-painting, which has put a smile on the children’s and adults’ faces.
  • One of the crowd’s favourites was the balloon-benderfrom Hungary who could make different creations from balloons.
  • The traditional Hungarian chimney cake and a variety of home-made cakes along with the always desirable Hungarian goods were also on offer as part of the stalls.

The atmosphere was topped by live music and children’s songs from Zsolt Buzai along with the Easter Bunny in a costume. We have received a lot of positive feedback from families who have all agreed that this family event was the best so far throughout the history of family events organised by HC&HS. We intend to keep the context of our programmes similar to our latest event as a result of feedback from families.

We would also like to say a big THANK YOU to all volunteers who have significantly contributed to the success of this event!

Hungarian Family Day – 17. March, 2012

The Hungarian Culture and Heritage Society had organized a Family Day and Post-Carneval Event in Watford, on 17 of March, 2012. Around 120 people were taking part of the programmes, where visibly everyone enjoyed themselves. Our presenter was Erika Gyugyei, who lead the children’s costume parade while the parents got a chance to share and get advice from Edina Suto child-psychologist. On the playmat the HuMusz Baba-Mama Club entertained the smallest ones. Brigitta HRK and Daniel Kiss lead the Creativ-Corner. After the children’s parade we could try out ourselves on the Cartoon’s-quiz. Giving a tribute of the 15 of March National Day Melinda Kelemen was recited Madach: Nem feltelek, hazam (I do not worry about you, motherland).

The H-Unique folklor-group performed for the crowd, after that they organized a folk-dancehouse. There were a wide selection of Hungarian books, grocery products and cakes. We were delighted to see again Krisztina Koch’s Kalocsaian laces and embroideries. We would like to say a big thank you for all, who helped our work and for all the families who were taking part of this succesful event.

We hope there will be a lot more good experience in the future.

Hungarian Family Day – 03. December, 2011

On the 3rd of December the Hungarian Culture & Heritage Society took part in the Hungarian Family Day event in Watford, London where Santa Claus visited the Hungarian kids. The HC&HS represented the Hungarian culture with handcrafts from Hungary and Transylvania. At the beginning of the afternoon HC&HC introduced itself to the participating parents, while the children were discovering the toys and games.The families, who came to the event could get acquainted with some healthy products, and could taste some delicious Hungarian cookies. To make the day even more fun for the kids, the organizers arranged facepainting, singing, dancing and with learning some poems. Certainly, the highlight of the day was the arrival of Santa Claus, who gave some advice and sweets to the children.The spirit of the event was wonderful and we really hope that we can join these kinds of Hungarian events in the future, because it was a very nice experience for all of us.


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