44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Wet towel, wet sheet. In the old days in the Transylvanian village of Szék / Sic the way to bring down a fever was to wrap a child in a wet sheet or a wet towel. Then pray, repeat the process if necessary and pray some more – and hope the child doesn’t get pneumonia. A child that lives through 4 rounds of pneumonia, will live to a ripe old age and won’t be sickly – or, as the saying goes – ‛will live as long as the rocks’. Selected from Kocsis Rózsi’s memoires (born in Szék 1932 / died 1999), published by Juhos Kiss Sándor, Juhos-Kiss János.