44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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P. Vas János’ column: Old writings still interesting today. Superstition and beliefs from all over the Hungarian language area – regarding common health problems such as: toothaches, jaundice, erysipelas or St. Anthony's fire, abscesses, etc. "When does a person get jaundice? For example after peeking in the window of a house where someone has just died, or if he happens to step in water used to wash the dead, or when he uses the brush of someone who just passed away, or when the coins used to cover the eyes of the dead happen to come into someone’s hands." From a book by Fazekas and Székely published by Magvető Kiadó, Budapest. 1990. (based on Szendrey and Szendrey’s Dictionary of Superstitions)