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Magyar Living Newsletter #154


Isten Hozott!

April 2019

Hello and Happy April!

We were in Cincinnati, Ohio over the weekend with our friends at Laszlo’s Iron Skillet for our Hungarian Meet & Greet event and we had a blast! We were delightfully surprised by the turnout and the conversation – it appears people are ready to get out of the house and visit a bit now that spring is on its way! Our next Meet and Greet will be in Louisiana at the Hungarian Settlement Museum in Hammond, Louisiana. Each of these special “Meet & Greet” opportunities are designed to feature a local Hungarian connection as well as us, Magyar Marketing. However, the main goal is to provide an occasion for you to make connections with others with Hungarian heritage. These events are also a great opportunity for anyone interested in Hungary and Hungarian traditions!

We will have more of these opportunities throughout the year. If you live in an area that doesn’t host a huge Hungarian event or festival, but has a local Hungarian church or club, let’s talk! We would love to help those with Hungarian heritage who live nearby make a connection to their Hungarian heritage and your organization!  Have an idea for a special event? Let’s see if we can work it out! Please contact me at!

Coming up!!!! We are getting ready for the 5th Annual Hungarian Festival in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA on Saturday, April 6th! We hope to see you there! Be sure to take a look at our events page for this event as well as upcoming kolbász, stuffed cabbage, and bake sales, festivals and dance camps, club dinners and Hungarian Meet & Greets! There are a lot of opportunities to get connected from coast to coast!

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Easter is just around the corner!

We have some free resources for your Easter celebration. We have Hungarian egg folk art pages for inspiration if you are up for decorating fancy eggs this year or you can use the pages for coloring or other art and craft projects. We also have our conversation starters — questions to ask of others in your family about topics connected to Hungarian things. They are a little like “ice breakers” but they are mainly to start those important discussions in the home. There are even blank ones so you can write your own questions, maybe more specific to your family situation. Email and request conversation starters and/or Easter coloring pages and we will send you the files!

We love walnut and poppy seed rolls at Easter time and they are always a great addition to the dessert table! If you aren’t making them this year, you can order some online and we will ship them to you. We also have a limited supply of pogácsa and pozsonyi kifli. They are kind of like a secret menu item — they are not found on our website so call us at 1-800-786-7851 or email if you are interested in the pogácsa and pozsonyi kifli!

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Looking for special Easter Gifts? We have several styles of Easter eggs (hand decorated in Hungary) and our new Hungarian Easter Box — full of Hungarian goodies and a perfect family gift! You can even order one just for you — we won’t tell anyone! Included is one walnut and one poppy seed roll, one Hungarian jam, one tin of paprika from Szeged, one pair of mild gyulai kolbász, a few of our conversation starters, some Hungarian folk art paper eggs to color, and a couple of recipes! The flat rate of $85 includes shipping and handling to all 50 states! If you want it shipped to Alaska or Hawaii, you won’t be able to place the order online but you can order over the phone (1-800-786-7851) or via email

The deadline for ordering for Easter delivery is April 15th!!! But you should order earlier, especially if you are shipping to Alaska and Hawaii and to be sure you get your first choice of items!

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Why do I see both Magyar Marketing and Magyar Living? (and what’s the difference anyway?)

Magyar Marketing was started in 1988 by my mom, Elizabeth A. Szabo, and was based in Youngstown, Ohio for 20 years. In addition to selling a wide variety of Hungarian items, my mom was a fabulous contact person for events and other resources for encouraging people as they shared their Hungarian heritage with loved ones. All of the extra resources used to be on the Magyar Marketing website and, sadly, some of the articles were just buried too deep for people to easily find and use. In 2014, we decided to create Magyar Living as a resource website for our articles, recipes, the events happening around the USA (and beyond), as well as details for our tours to Hungary and Transylvania.

In the upcoming months, there will be some changes to the Magyar Living blog/website as well as with this e-newsletter. We want to have this newsletter under the title of Magyar Living because that is where the e-newsletter is found if it isn’t in your inbox. So, stay tuned for a few changes and please be patient as we grow!

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Did you miss our March e-newsletter? Check it out here!

All the best!

Minden jót!

Liz and Don Vos

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


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