41st National Táncház Festival & Fair • 1–3 April 2022
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Starting page: 4
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’Bethleheming’ – the Hungarian tradition of going from house to house at Christmas time celebrating the birth of Christ in a pagent play. This is a personal account of how this tradition is practiced still in the Hungarian community in Cleveland, Ohio, USA – a tradition which has died out in many (or most!??!) places in today’s Hungary. The story poignantly communicates the meaning of this tradition and the Hungarian Christmas spirit. By Szentkirályi Endre (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)