Hungarian Festival held in Sarasota

10/27/08 Colleen Krepstekies and Andrea Lypka
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The Hungarian Festival in Sarasota was a unique opportunity for Floridians to enjoy Hungarian food and culture for a day. The Global Friendship Foundation organized the Hungarian Day in Sarasota on Oct. 26.

The vice president of the foundation, Zsolt Szekely, said that there hasn’t been a Hungarian Festival in Sarasota for 19 years. About 800 people, mostly Americans, attended the first Hungarian Festival last year, this year about 1,500 people enjoyed the Hungarian culture and gastronomy. A commemoration of the 1956 Revolution was the highlight of the festival.

The Hungarian festival offered authentic food such as stuffed cabbage, pottage, stew, sausage, and pancake.

The not-for profit organization organizes the festival yearly on the first weekend after Oct. 23. It was held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Club at 2926 Wilkinson Road.

For more information, visit the Global Friendship Foundation website.

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