13th Hungarian Festival in Sarasota, Florida
WELCOME EVERYBODY TO THE BIGGEST HUNGARIAN FESTIVAL IN FLORIDA! Date: Oct 12 - Oct 13, 2019 Read More ...
41st Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Festival
Don't miss this spectecular event in Canada, organized by ReConnect Hungary's partner organization.... Read More ...
A great gift idea for the holidays: ReConnect Hungary Birthright trip!
Your loved one will experience exclusive events, quality programs, networking opportunities and friendships to last a lifetime. Read More ...
A special message from Allison Pataki
Watch this powerful message from our Ambassador, Allison Pataki, whose Hungarian heritage is a source of pride and an integral... Read More ...
And the winner is... Jordyn Barone from Washington!
Congratulations to Jordyn, the winner of the Online Hungarian Language Course. Read More ...
Application deadline extended until January 31, 2018!
We have good news for the new year: you can still apply for the 2018 Hungarian birthright trip! Read More ...
Applications for ReConnect Hungary 2021 Open on January 25!
Our next birthright trip will be from July 8-22, 2021*, and applications are open from January 25... Read More ...
Applications for ReConnect Hungary 2022 Open November 3!
Our next birthright trip will be from July 28 - August 12, 2022. Applications are open from November 3 until February 28,... Read More ...
Applications open for ReConnect Hungary 2020!
Apply for the 2020 Hungarian Birthright Program today and begin the journey to rediscover your Hungarian self. Read More ...
- Apply for ReConnect Hungary 2018 by December 11 and win an Online Hungarian Language Course worth $300!
LISTEN: ReConnect Hungary Discussion with Author Allison Pataki about The Accidental Empress
Our Zoom chat with Allison Pataki about her novel "The Accidental Empress" was an absolute delight! ReConnect Hungary’s ambassador and a New York Times multiple best-selling author, Allison has written two historical fiction novels about Sisi, the beloved empress of Austria-Hungary.
The discussion started with Allison sharing how she transitioned from journalism to literature, and her personal relationship to, and journey with Empress Elizabeth commonly known as Sisi. The author also shared valuable tips about the writing process.Allison became enamored of Sisi on a trip to Hungary with her family. Her passion for the Empress and her Hungarian heritage was evident and contagious throughout our chat, which was co-sponsored by the American Hungarian Library and Historical Society. Enthralling Hungarian summer reads: The Accidental Empress and Sisi: Empress on Her Own by Allison Pataki
Her books have been translated into Hungarian and published in Hungary by Libri. Allison is also in early discussions for development of Sisi into a TV series so stay tuned....
Two of Allison’s books were recently among Wall Street Journal readers recommended historical fiction books . . . mentioned in one sentence with Tolstoy. In addition to the Sisi series, Allison has written two children's books, a memoir and other historical fiction. You can learn more about the inimitable Hungarian-American on her website.
My whole life I felt like we were missing pieces to our Hungarian heritage. The only things passed down through the generations were the food and some family stories. After this trip, I feel like I got to fill in those gaps. I have a better sense of what it means to be Hungarian-American and I feel a stronger connection to my great grandfather.This experience