Monday, 28 December 2009
Every year in our school teachers and younger students organize the traditional performance called "New Year's Puppet Theatre". This year the tradition was also fulfilled. Children played the roles of Mary, mother of Jesus, of saint Joseph, angels, shepards, the magi. Our students sang carrols to newborn child Jesus introducing the other students and teachers to the christmas atmosphere.
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Our students willingly take part in many competitions of different range. They achieve many successes:
- the second position in The Competition among Schools titled: “One of the Best Ones”
- four the third positions and two so called “distinguished positions” in The Country Competition in Literature titled: “Creativity of the School Bench”.
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
The problem is the one that was identified by Celal.
Dear Hungarian School's Coordinator; Hello,
I hope all you are fine.
I would like to know, which comment is real, the first one which posted at 13.04 or second one which posted at 14.45
Because they're different..
Thank you for your consideration,
Please, we ask to the Hungarian Colleagues the answer as soon as possible, to publish the logo and the slogan winners.
We remember too that anonymous votes are not counted.
São Coelho e Joana Viana
Thursday, 17 December 2009
In the last decades most of the folk traditions has been disappeared from real life, but we can meet them only in small villages. However more and more artist, cultural and folk groups have work on making these traditions known in their performances, videos or books.
December 13th, the name day of Luca has several folk traditions. The day of Luca people start to make a chair from nature wood, which will be done on the day before Christmas. If someone steps on this chair on the in the church during the mass of Holy Night, he can see who is the witch. There are some poems and songs about this tradition.The day of Luca is the day of "love predictions," too. In the evening girls used to cast lead in the backyard. The shape of the lead tells the occupations of their future love.
The largest Christmas-tradition is the "Betlehem play," which has a great written literature as well. Some days before Christmas groups of boys go house-to-house with a model of the holy family. They perform a short play about the child Jesus with songs and poems usually in costumes. The first written document about the "Betlehemes" groups was dated in 1600's.
In our school we also do the Betlehem-play but in a Christian way. We retell the story about the birth of Jesus, sing songs and act the happenings.
Christmas cooking is an important part of the celebration. In the old villages kitchen table was always the centre of the houses, which was covered and decorated only for holidays. The Christmas table-cloth had a magic meaning of power: health and abundance. People put straw under the table remembering to the manger in Betlehem. Main dishes were: turkey and brioche with walnut and poppy-seed, which is called 'beigli.' Almost all Christmas food had magic meaning: poppy-seed and pear brought abundance, honey made life sweet, garlic brought health, and apple meant beauty and love. Another common dish of today's Christmas-dinner is fried fish, which is a tradition mostly in towns. The scale of fish means money, wealth.Most of these traditions originate in the pre-Christian history, since Christmas is about the shortest day of the year, which was the end of the year for long. Ginger-bread has been an important part of Christmas baking usually made weeks before the holiday. Gingerbread figurines are used to decorate house or the tree.
Usually Mikulás-day is celebrated in schools and in work-places for the workers' children. Children sing Mikulás-songs or tell rhymes about him and when he comes in bravest children go to him, sit to his lap and tell a poem or sing a song. Then Mikulás calls them one by one, praising them for the good things they did and mentions bad things as well.
These personal messages - of course - based on previous parents' notes. Usually Mikulás plays with them for a while or they watch a movie together.There is no Mrs. Santa in Hungary, but Mikulás often comes with one or two small evil boys, called "krampusz (kromm-puhs)."
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
The children receive the presents at midnight of 24/25 December or early in 25 th December morning. When we were children we put the shoes near the fireplace as a receptacle for the presents, but nowadays only few childrens do that.
Traduction by Alda Moreira
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Fritz, The Austrian partner had been ill for two weeks.. We would like to say him "may you recover soon, friend. We want to see you among us, asap"..
I hope Austrian partner association will take its place between us to competition..
We're looking forward to see all logos and slogans to voting.. I'd seen Portuguesan and Hungarian partners' materials and I can say that, rivals are seen very strong, I was afraid of them :)
Nonetheless, I know we will win the gold medal :)
Thank you all of you, its very nice and its a honour to me that we are together..