44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
Starting page: 5
Old writings still interesting today – P. Vas János’ column – On Hungarian trees, plants, superstitions and folk cures - covering beliefs related to: linden, walnut, willow, turkey oak, birch, lad’s love, pepper, fern, belladonna, and other medicinal plants. "In old times people used the medicine they found in the grasses and trees, but they knew that illness is caused by evil and wickedness , and that only magic, charms and sorcery can truely prevent or undo such afflictions.” From the book by Fazekas and Székely. Magvető Kiadó, Budapest. 1990. (based on Szendrey and Szendrey’s dictionary of superstitions)