First Hungarian Festival in the DC area

Thanks to all who attended our first Hungarian Festival in the DC area! It turned out to be a fantastic event with almost 500 attendees. Hungarian folk music and dance show throughout the day was provided by the Csűrdöngölő & Mákvirág Dance Ensembles, Fészer Band, Tisza Ensemble, Szikra Band, Magnolia Band, Rózsafa Ensemble, and the Regős group of the Hungarian Scouts, as well as special guest violinist Laci Orbán. Children’s program was run by Ildikó Rozs, and a traditional Hungarian noodle “csigatészta” making workshop was also offered to children and adults. Participants could sample traditional Hungarian cuisine, including sausage, gulyás soup, stuffed cabbage, lángos, chimney cake (kürtöskalács), accompanied by Hungarian pálinka and wine. The street market featured Hungarian delicacies (sausage, salami, ham, baked goods) and apparel.
Those interested could also visit a small exhibit on the legacy of Lajos Kossuth and his 1851-52 visit to the United States. Special thanks to the volunteers, the performers, the vendors, the Embassy/Government of Hungary, and everyone else who helped us make this event a great success! 


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Könyvbemutató és fotókiállítás a Kossuth Házban

A Kossuth Alapítvány szeretettel maghívja Önt, Szalay-Berzeviczy Attila “A nagy háború százéves nyomában Szarajevótól Trianonig” könyvének bemutatójára és fotókiállításának megnyitójára, a Kossuth Házban. A program ingyenes, de RSVP sükséges. RSVP:
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A könyv megrendelhetö az alábbi linken:
Szalay-Berzeviczy Attila közgazdász és tőkepiaci szakember, több mint harmincévnyi szakmai és felső vezetői tapasztalattal az osztrák és a közép-kelet-európai bankrendszerben. 2004 és 2008 között a Budapesti Értéktőzsde elnöki tisztét töltötte be, majd a Magyar Köztársasági Érdemrend Lovagkeresztjével tüntette ki Sólyom László köztársasági elnök a magyar értékpapírpiac és nyugdíjrendszer fejlesztéséhez való hozzájárulása elismeréseként. Volt öttusázóként és vívóként 2005 óta a BOM a Magyar Sportért Alapítvány kuratóriumának elnöke. 2012 óta professzionális fotográfusként és amatőr történészként a Historical Military Photos nevű vállalkozása részeként az első és második világháborúval kapcsolatos felvételeket készít a francia Beaches of Normandy Tours számára. 2014-ben, az első világháború kitörésének századik évfordulója alkalmából kezdett el dolgozni ezen a könyvön, mely angol nyelven nemzetközi forgalmazásban is megjelent.


Helping Ukraine

Kossuth Foundation community, there are a member organization of the larger Hungarian-American community doing fundraising drives, the Kossuth Foundation wants to do its part. 

One of our board members just returned from Hungary where he visited the help centers along the Ukrainian border, and established contacts with people on the ground, and experienced how generously the Hungarian people offered help to all refugees and those affected by the war - it truly made us proud.

With the agreement of the Executive Committee, we are kicking off our own unique initiative accompanied by a small fundrasing campaign to support the refugees from Ukraine and the Hungarian minorities who remained in Kárpátalja.

Through reliable contacts affiliated with local churches and charities who are regularly delivering aid to the border and into Western Ukraine, we will sponsor a few shipments of donations for those in need. It is unique because we will see exactly how we help and whom we help. It is unique because we will be able to provide exactly what is needed at that moment. If we raise more, we will also contribute to the centralized program that already works very effectively on a large scale to distribute aid across the border and beyond.

Additionally, the Board will match donations for the first $1000 collected.  Please use this link to do your own contribution:

Information of the campaign is also available on our Facebook page:


1848 Celebration at the Kossuth House and around DC

On the 10th of March, Hungary’s Ambassador to the United States, Szabolcs Takács,  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Derek Hogan, the leadership of the Kossuth Foundation, and honored guests met at the Kossuth House to lay wreaths in remembrance of Hungary’s fight for Freedom and Democracy which started on March 15, 1848.  Our Board Chair Atilla Kocsis, Vice Chair Gábor Rózsa, Treasurer Sándor Vegh, Secretary Zsolt Szekeres, and Controller Zsuzsánna Seres, attended the event.   During the ceremony, which is highlighted in the attached video, Ambassador Takacs awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit to Jesuit Priest and Georgetown University Professor Emeritus, László Őrsi. 

Hungarian Language Program Continues to Grow

 Our Hungarian Language Program continues to expand and is off and running for the winter/spring semester with nine classes, five teachers and 55 students.  Class for the semester include a total of 35 hours of class time –2.5 hours per week for 14 weeks.  Eight of the classes meet on weeknight evenings and one on Saturday morning.  Classes are small – between 4 and 8 students per class.  Due to the pandemic, we have transitioned to a remote learning platform which allows students from all over the country to join.  This approach has been widely accepted by all of our students, including those in the DC area as it allows for personal engagement without requiring any commute to attend class and can be access even while traveling away from home.  All of our teachers are native Hungarian speakers with experience teaching a foreign language.  Classes range from beginners who are learning the language for the first time and those who speak well but need practice or help with grammar and vocabulary.  We use the award winning MagyarOK platform of text books and workbooks which is supplemented by grammar texts, as well as audio and video materials directly tied to the books and supplemental materials provided by the teachers.  Our emphasis is on providing a challenging and rewarding class that also provides enrichment in the culture and history of Hungary. Are you interested in joining our program? Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us for more information!



The Celebration of Hungarian Culture and Heritage 

April 30th, 2022 from 12:00PM TO 7:00PM
6801 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101

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By purchasing tickets, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions:
- Tickets are non-refundable.
- The bearer must assume full responsibility of their safety at the event. The Kossuth Foundation has no liabilities – financial, legal, or otherwise – in case of personal injury.
- Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians the whole time and the whole area of the Hungarian Festival.
- The arts and crafts program does not include childcare. Children cannot be left without supervision at the kids’ arts and crafts workstation.
- No alcohol will be sold to individuals under 21 years of age.
- No smoking is allowed on the venue premises.
- No pets are allowed at the venue. Do not bring and leave pets in the car.

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Please note the new venue for the event:
German-American Heritage Museum of the USA™, 719 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.

Author: Géza Jeszenszky
Diplomat, Ambassador to the United States and later to Norway and Iceland (2011-2014), Minister of Foreign Affairs in the first freely elected Hungarian government (1990-1994) after the fall of communism. A historian by education, he is a retired Professor of Modern History at Corvinus University of Budapest and was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Moderator: Jon Greenwald
Served 30 years as a senior U.S. diplomat, focusing on East-West matters, the Middle East, counter-terrorism, the European Union and international law. Upon leaving government, he coordinated foreign policy issues for the 2000 U.S. presidential campaign of Senator Bill Bradley and from 2001 to May 2017 was Vice President in charge of research for the Brussels based International Crisis Group, widely regarded as the world’s leading conflict prevention and conflict resolution non-governmental organization.

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