A birthday celebration of St. Stephen, the first King of Hungary took place on Saturday August 2, 2018 in Laguna Hills California. There were about 90 Hungarians who attended the celebration. A ceremony honoring the king began with singing the National Anthem. All the Hungarians stood on their feet and placed their right hands on their hearts and began singing the American National Anthem. Followed by the Hungarian National Anthem sung in Hungarian. The Assistant General Hungarian consulate Los Angeles was also there and gave his speech in Hungarian.
The food was scrumptious and people at each table conversed with their long-time friends. I met with the people where I was sitting to let them know about the book I had written about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. I gave them my business cards to my site and told them they could get my audiobook at no cost with a free trial link I have for them.
While the Hungarian music played many of the guest arose from the table and began dancing to the familiar Hungarian music. It was at this time that I went to talk with the speaker and asked him why the cross on St. Stephen’s crown is crooked. He told me that he didn’t know. But he did know that this crown was to be given to Poland’s king by the pope but was given to King Stephen since he was the first king of Hungary. I still wanted to know the answer to this question, so I took to the internet to see what I could find about it.
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