Magyar Herald, 2000 (1. szám)

2000 / 1. szám

V* e.'i^mXuAxíiivg. <ÖC*w\x^ast,ioAv (3u£tusce Q)i/ 1924 / A Christmas Celebration OF The Millennium of Christian Hungary 07 he Magyar Club of Cleveland will hold its annual Christmas celebration on December 9, 2000. The gala affair will be in commemoration of 1000 years of Christianity in Hungary. It will be held at the First Hungarian Reformed Church, 14530 Alexander Road Walton Hills, Ohio. As in past years the Christmas spirit of the Hungarian community will be ever present. The evening program will begin at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. Music will be offered by Béla Czirák. A special performance by the Hungarian Scouts is also scheduled. Dinner menu for this occasion will be roast pork and boneless breast of chicken, including two drinks from the bar and wine at each table. Cost for the evening is $30.00. For additional information please call Zoltán Mestrits @ 440.443.3413 or Anne Robinson @ 440.442.7329. Reservation must be mailed to: Ruth Toth 3301 Som Center Rd. Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022 New President Inaugurated The newly elected president of Hungary, Ference Mádl was inaugurated on August 4, 2000 in Bu­dapest, Hungary. The open air ceremony was at­tended by tens of thousands of Hungarians. Presi­dent Mádl is the fifth president in the history of Hungary. Except for a brief interval in 1918-19, Hungary was a kingdom from 1000 A.D. until the end of WW II. The last king, Charles IV of Habsburg, abdicated in 1918. The Republic was proclaimed by an Act of Parliament on February 1, 1946. Zoltán Tildy was elected President in 1946, but was forced to abdicate in 1948 by the communists. Árpád Göncz was elected president in 1990, following the change in the political system, and has held that position for two terms ending in August 2000. In addition to the inauguration, the skull relic of King Saint Stephen (1000-1038) the founder of the Hun­garian state, was transported to Budapest on board a special plane from Dubrovnik, Croatia, on August 17. The fragment of Saint Stephen's skull has for centuries been kept in the Dominican monastery of Dubrovnik August of this millennium year has been most memo­rable for flungary and Hungarians throughout the world.