Christmas Celebration

Better later, than never, they say. We were very busy during the holidays, thus we did not write about how amazing this celebration turned out.

As we wrote about it earlier, our children from the Napocska Hungarian School were invited to perform during the Hungarian Christmas service held by Rev. Sandor Szabo and Rev. Andor Demeter at the Living Waters Church.

The whole service was beautiful, and more than 60 people showed up, not including the children. We could finally sit down, silence our hearts and truly prepare for the holidays.

The children did a great job! They recited poems, they sang, and played some beautiful songs for our audience. They did not leave without a reward, since the Angels (see our previous post on Angels bringing the presents) brought them some awesome presents.

After the communion, we all sang together some traditional Christmas songs. It was nice to share this experience as a big community, with friends, acquaintances or even new members who joined us on this day. Following the service we all had lunch together and enjoyed each other’s company. Such a great opportunity for children to learn about the culture, for families to get to know other Hungarians, and for all of us who know each other just to share these special moments!

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas and you are excited to see what 2018 holds for you! Please keep an eye out for our upcoming events. We have many surprises for you; special guests, performances, etc. So subscribe to our Newsletter, follow us here, or on social media to get all the updates.

We wish you a Happy New Year on behalf of the Hungarian Cultural Association of Phoenix and hope to see you soon!

Reka Nagy, Ph.D., President of HCAP


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The Hungarian Cultural Association of Phoenix (HCAP) is an independent, all-volunteer, educational, charitable and non-partisan organization open to anyone with interest in nurturing the Hungarian language and culture, regardless of world view, nationality, or religion. Our goal is to nurture the Hungarian language, culture, identity, and traditions, and make them available to present and future generations through educational programs, celebrations, commemorative events, and social gatherings. Through our mission, we aim to broaden familiarity with the Hungarian culture within the American community, thereby nurturing and strengthening Hungarian-American ties and relationships.

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