When I first started this series my main idea was to showcase the creativity behind creating costumes, or simply making an effort to dress up and have fun every year, but also to find out how it is done in other countries where there is carnival. As a huge fan of donuts I wanted to […]Read more, you know you want to!
Krisztina Galló is a photographer, MENTA magazine co-founder and a mom to two little girls. We asked her to share with us a little bit about what Carnival means to her and her family. What do you and your family do for carnival? I actually make a big of a deal of every holiday, so that […]Read more, you know you want to!
Easter is here. During important holidays which bare many traditions (like Easter bunny) I always think about how much of the old tradition is actually being kept. It is more likely for the tradition to last in the countryside than in the big city, so if you’d like to see girls in traditional clothing and […]Read more, you know you want to!
Here I stand behind the door, My Easter egg I’m asking for. Ladies, better mark my word, Bring my egg or here I mold. This is how Easter Monday will start for many girls and boys in Hungary. Hungarian Locsolás (sprinkling) is, considered by many, one of the weirdest Easter customs that exists. This folk […]Read more, you know you want to!
Today is Palm Sunday a.k.a. Virágvasárnap (Flower’s Sunday) in Hungary, Sunday before Easter – beginning of the Holy Week. This is very important day in Christian cultures and is a basis of many ethnological traditions. One such event is kiszehajtás – drivig the ‘kisze’ away. Kisze is in most cases a straw puppet dressed as […]Read more, you know you want to!
Here is the second mini interview in our Carnival series, this time we have Eszter from Eszterda sharing her family tradition. What do you and your family do for carnival? Since we have kids and they started kindergarten and school, we prepare for the masquerade ball every year. Do you all dress up, or just […]Read more, you know you want to!
With carnival season lurking I asked several ladies to share what their family traditions are. Today it is Beáta Veszely from Arany-ló sharing what she will be up to this year and how she tries to bring old Hungarian tradition back with paper masks. What do you and your family do for carnival? In last […]Read more, you know you want to!
Hello dear readers, I want to start this year with something very dear to my heart…WORLD OF TOYS. “At the very beginnings of civilization children’s toys appear as one of the important elements of human development and one of the first records of design.” World of Toys project of Zagreb Ethnographic Museum consists of 4 exhibitions: […]Read more, you know you want to!
My favorite Halloween/Carnival costume has got to be when P and I dressed up as Picasso and his painting (Pavle=Picasso, mama=painting). P was not even 2 years old. I wasn’t going to put a huge costume on him for that day, I was going for something we could have fun with together, but later on […]Read more, you know you want to!