Children’s Christmas Program

2015 Children’s Program

Twenty-six children gathered at the Cleveland Hungarian Museum for its Annual Children’s program. The theme for the program this year was folktales and folk instruments. The children and the accompanying adults were able to hear some old favorite Hungarian folktales, as well as listen to the Hungarian furulya, citera and violin. The activity stations featured pictures, games and crafts to enrich the learning experience of the children. From decorating homemade mézeskalács cookies, to trying the basic fingering method for the furulya, the children had every opportunity to enjoy the richness that Hungarian culture offers to our community. The highlight of the afternoon was a visit by Saint Nicholas, Mikulás Bácsi as he is known in Hungary. This loving bishop and favorite of many children throughout Europe spoke with each child and gifted them with small bags of treats. The children also had a chance to listen to and accompany live Hungarian folk music with the rhythm instruments they made; it was a special treat to listen to a folktale with the storyline underscored with background music played on the citera or furulya. Ádám Dancsó Török, an intern under the Kőrösi Csoma Sándor program of Hungary, provided the live music. Plan on having a youngster you know joining us next year, on December 10th, 2016!

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