Hungarian Folk Dances in Transylvania

November 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

Local youth dancing traditional Hungarian dances at St. George Day Festival

People keep their traditions and history alive through dances. The Hungarians in Transylvania begin learning their historic dances in early childhood. You can see local children dancing at a festival in St. George at Százlábú Gyermek Néptáncegyüttes on YouTube. If you want to see and hear the professional Hungarian Adult Folk Dance Group, take a look at Háromszék Táncegyüttes on YouTube. The video begins with street scenes in my little city…with an Hungarian narrator. This group of young adults perform all over the world. We are fortunate that St. George is their home base. I get to attend their performances several times a year.

When I find traditional Romanian folk dancing on YouTube, I’ll let you know. The people in this country have many struggles, but they make their life more pleasant with their singing and dancing.

The Lord makes my life very joyful by bringing some of these good hearted people to me…to connect them with Let’s Start Talking to improve their conversational English, or to pass along good used clothing and medical supplies sent by friends in the U.S. who are intentional followers of Jesus, or to listen to them and share what God has taught me during my almost 77 years on this earth. There are many other ways that God allows me to serve the good people here. My life is full, “my cup overflows” with blessings. What a beautiful experience to learn why it is more blessed to give than to receive! Luke says in Luke 6:38, “Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back-given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.” (The Message version) — Anne

This ancient Fortress Church, built between 1100 and 1500 AD, has burial places for thousands of people who lived here. Sometimes, this inspires me to think about the question, "Where will I spend Eternity?" The real answer lis found in the New Testament in The Bible.

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