44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Hungarian novelist and Social Realist Móricz Zsigmond (1879–1942) expressed the lives of the Hungarian peasantry and dealt with issues of poverty. In this vignette he writes: “…When I was a little boy…there was still a Hungarian world in Hungary…today to the eye, Hungary’s world is certainly different…There is no more folk costume…the Hungarians, it seems, want to move completely out of Asia, but we should help them, so they can become Europeans… museum Hungarianness should not be preserved in this life, rather, an alive Hungarianness, [so Hungarians] can become deserving members of world culture…” First published in Amerikai Magyar Népszava 1933 July 9/Republished by Athenaeum Kiadó, 2017.