HUNGARIAN HERITAGE DAY 2002
The Hugarian Heritage Day celebration took place on Sunday, June 2, 2002 at St. Margaret Catholic Hall near Albany, Louisiana. Hungarians from the local community and surrounding area came together to celebrate this special day. Some former residents of the area came from as far away as Austin, Texas to attend the festivities. The program began at 2:00 P.M., when Victoria Mocsary led the crowd in the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner. Mrs. Helen Fekete Nyeki then the singing of the Hungarian National Anthem. AHSCA president, Jim King, welcomed all in attendance and introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Gergatz, the Honorary Hungarian Consul for Louisiana. Each Hungarian Honoree, those ages 75 and older of Hungarian descent, was given a button to wear proclaiming that they were an honored guest at this event. Each honoree was presented individually with a certificate that they could take home and frame, if desired. All guest in attendance were treated to Hungarian dances, led by Sue Nyeki Martin. Father Leo Guillot of St. Margaret Church led the invocation and the blessing of the food. When the program ended, refreshments, which included Hungarian pastries, such a kifi and kalacs, were served.
Apply for the 2019 ReConnect Hungary Program
ReConnect Hungary-Hungarian Birthright Program is a unique cultural, educational and social immersion program for young adults aged 18-28 of Hungarian heritage, born in the U.S. or Canada. The next Hungarian birthright trip is June 14-30, 2019. Take advantage of rolling admissions, and beat the January 31st deadline! You can find out if you have been selected for the Program within 2 weeks after submitting a completed application. Please take a look at our website to find more information, videos and photos of previous trips and general information.
Hungarian Settlement Museum
The Hungarian Settlement Museum is now open.The days and hours of operation are Tuesdays and Fridays, and the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information on the Museum, click on the link above.