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Welcome to Magyar Living!

Isten Hozott! Welcome!

We are a family owned small business celebrating Hungarian heritage and have been in operation since 1988.

We have gathered a variety of resources to encourage you to share your Hungarian heritage! If you are looking for our online store it also has a new and improved look. On this page, look for Magyar Marketing Store (towards the top right hand side of this page) and click on the box. It will take you to the website where you can shop. Be patient as we are still adding products so if there is something you are looking for but you can’t find, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-786-7851 or send an email to 

Are you interested in visiting Hungary with one of our Adventure in Hungary Tours? We have trips planned for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Click here for more information and please call me to ask any questions!

Our family appreciates your support of our business. It is our hope that we can learn from one another how to better discover, celebrate, and share our Hungarian heritage with those we love!

Our sweet family! From l to r: Lauren, Don, Landon, Grace, Liz, Elizabeth, and Hannah
The Vos Family Summer 2014! From L to R: Lauren, Don, Landon, Grace, Liz, Elizabeth, and Hannah

Magyar Marketing Newsletter #121


September 2016

Isten Hozott!

It is often a challenge to maintain a connection to our Hungarian heritage outside of Hungary but we are fortunate in North America to have so many organizations that help make it possible. Take advantage of the opportunities listed at our Magyar Living website and get involved and connected! Pictured below are a few upcoming events in Michigan, Minnesota, and New Jersey but there are many more happening in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, and Toronto. If you are hosting an event and would like free advertising, please contact me at

Did you know? There are Hungarian Cooking Classes in Michigan! They fill up fast so CLICK HERE to see what’s cooking and if you don’t live nearby I hope it inspires you to start something similar in your community!
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NEW! Az a Szép Mug

Our new Az a Szép mug includes both the words and the music so you can actually play the song and sing along if you have a musical instrument handy.

I think this song is one of the best-known songs in families and Hungarian clubs in the USA. If I start to sing this near a group of people with Hungarian ancestry even if they don’t speak Hungarian they seem to know this song!

One size fits all and is sure to bring a smile, and maybe even a happy tear, to the faces of those who receive it! Click here to order or call me at 1-800-786-7851.
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Come enjoy the beauty of Hungary and her people and leave the details to us! If you are interested in and want more information on any of these upcoming tours please call 1-800-786-7851 and ask for Liz.

New Magyar Marketing Tour Details for 2017!

Adventure in Transylvania: May 30 – June 13
This tour will focus on the Hungarian communities in Transylvania (Romania). Transylvania is an area where there are a significant number of Hungarians who work hard to maintain their Hungarian heritage even though the borders have changed and they are now residents of Romania. This border change happened in 1920 as a result of the Treaty of Trianon.

We will meet in Bucharest, Romania at the airport and spend our days enjoying the people, foods, nature and handwork of Transylvania. Join us as we travel to St. Anna Lake and Red Lake, take part in the Csíksomlyó Pilgrimage and visit Székelyudvarhely, Hargita Mountain, and Szováta. We will continue to explore the region with a visit to the Parajd Salt Mine and Korond. After traveling to Kolozsvár and Torockó we will participate in a cooking course and then make our way to Budapest.

The $2500 per person package price is based on double occupancy and includes all entrance fees to scheduled programs, two meals per day, 1st class air-conditioned coach, all accommodations, and an English-speaking guide during the entire trip. Flight and travel insurance is not included. The $500 deposit is due September 15th with additional payments due January 15th and March 15th. Single supplement is $450 additional. If Transylvania is on your bucket list this would be a great time to visit because it will not be on our schedule again until 2020.

Adventure in Hungary: June 15 – June 30
This excursion include Budapest and these areas in western Hungary: Pannonhalma, Győr, Sopron, Sárvár, Őrség National Park, Lake Balaton, Balatonfüred, Tihany, Veszprém, Herend, Pécs, Szekszárd, Mohács, and the Villány Wine region. We will explore the architecture of the region and learn about the history of the towns on our path. Join us as we visit wineries and watch folk artisans at work and celebrate Hungary’s rich history! The full cost of the land tour (14 nights) is $2500 and is based on double occupancy. A 12 night option is available if you are limited on time or cash so please let me know if this is something of interest to you. The package price includes all entrance fees to scheduled programs, two meals per day (with the exception of the last two days in Budapest), 1st class air-conditioned coach, all accommodations, and an English-speaking guide. Flight and travel insurance is not included. The $500 deposit is due by October 15th with additional payments due January 15th and March 15th. Single supplement is $500 additional.

Adventure in Hungary: Fall 2017
This 10-day Wine and Gastronomy Tour will focus on the well-known Tokaj and Eger wine regions and offer finer dining. I am exploring this option and if this shortened time and venue appeals to you, please let me know and I will put a program together.
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World War I Collectibles

When I was studying Hungarian in Debrecen, Hungary this summer I met Giorgio and we talked about about Hungarian World War 1 collectibles. His wife, Olga, was one of my Hungarian instructors at the Debreceni Nyari Egyetem. Giorgio has been able to turn his love for and knowledge about World War I items into his livelihood.

CLICK HERE to learn about the items that might be squirreled away in your collection or amongst the treasures of a family member or friend.
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Book Review: Refugee Child: My Memories of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

All of our children love their Hungarian heritage and express it in a variety of ways! Our son, Landon, particularly loves Hungarian history and happily reads (and re-reads) all the books I ask him to review!

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and this book is a great resource for any family with Hungarian heritage regardless of when they arrived in North America. There are many, many stories in our midst and while not every one will be published they should all be documented at least within the family. Read Landon’s review HERE and pay close attention to the stories that are in your family or friend circle. Every story is important!
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August J. Molnar 1927-2016

The Hungarian community mourns the passing of August J. Molnar who labored tirelessly to promote the study and accessibility of Hungarian culture within the United States. Molnar studied at Elmhurst College in Chicago, Illinois. An alumni feature story at the Elmhurst College website about Professor Molnar can be found HERE.

For obituary and memorial service information, please CLICK HERE.
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Blue Dye Workshop

As we traveled with our Adventure in Hungary May Tour group we stopped in to visit a family and learn about this traditional process. CLICK HERE to watch the video and join our Adventure in Hungary Tour in June 2017 if you want to see the workshop for yourself!

Special Note: I will be in Hungary tasting fabulous wines and visiting artisans from September 20th – October 6th but Don, Elizabeth and Hannah will be answering the phone and processing orders. However, since they are all working or in school full-time, you should get your order in this week so I can tend to it before I leave!

All the best!

Liz and Don Vos

Lauren and Josh, Landon and Grace, Elizabeth and Hannah

To learn more about our Magyar Marketing Tours or to receive our catalog by mail please call us at 1-800-786-7851!

Our mission is to provide you with resources and encouragement to discover, celebrate, and share your Hungarian heritage with friends and family!