42nd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 14–16 April 2023
Starting page: 16
Celebrating the 160th anniversary of the birth of “the great story teller” Benedek Elek (Kisbacon 1859–1929) who was a Hungarian journalist, writer and member of Hungarian parliament. He was born in Transylvania, lived a good part of his life in Hungary, then in 1921 moved home to his native village of Kisbacon/today Bățanii Mici in Romania’s Kovászna/Covasna County. To this day he is well known in Hungary for his children’s stories. Amongst his final written words were: ‘the main thing is to work’ ”... fő, hogy dolgozzanak”. Printed here is an essay dealing largely with the fact of his return to his native village in Transylvania. By Halász Péter.