Holiday Party 2013


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 Minnesota Hungarians held its annual holiday celebration last Saturday, December 14th. The event took place at Peace Lutheran Church in Lauderdale and was attended by many Hungarian-American families.

Once again the holiday celebration of the Minnesota Hungarians turned out to be a lovely afternoon for everybody who came to spend a few hours together. The decorated and lit Christmas tree and the Advent wreath of the church already created a nice, festive atmosphere made even more pleasant by the piano music, presented by Austin Tomlinson.

The afternoon started with the opening words of Csilla Grauzer, president of Minnesota Hungarians and was followed by a poem written by the Hungarian poet, Gyula Juhász, told by Anna Boldog, intern of the organization.

This year the kids were in focus - they prepared with not only one but two performances. At first, they performed The Story of the Little Crooked Pine Tree who, with the help of angels, birds and fireflies, becomes a true, beautiful Christmas tree. After this, the children sang and played the Hungarian version of Jingle Bells. The performances were coached by Betty Czettisch and Éva Kish who both did a beautiful job!

Of course Christmas is not Christmas without singing a few songs together. Hungarian and American carols were sung, with the piano accompaniment of Austin. A few of the children also played us some holiday songs.

The children were also fortunate enough to listen to a tale read by Péter Huszár about a shivering king.

Then the most important thing finally happened: Mikulás came in his beautiful red dress, big golden mitre, holding his crosier and after presenting himself he surprised every kid who had been good this year with a little package of treats and toys.

The afternoon ended with the sampling of some good snacks and cakes brought by the guests, socializing with each other and the kids running around, playing together.

We hope everybody who joined us for this afternoon enjoyed their time, the children's enthusiastic performances, the good food and the pleasant music.

Thank you for coming!

Minnesota Hungarians wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, successful New Year!

See you in 2014!