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The Great March of the Szeklers


October 27 is definitely a new milestone in the struggle for the autonomy of Szeklerland. This was evident in Uzon as well, since a large number of Szekler Hungarians gathered for the start of the ecumenical mass at 11 am. Our brothers from Csíkszék arrived in traditional Szekler uniforms, bringing along banners, signs and flags supported by their brass bands. Finally the Szekler Nation has shown its real face. We are strong and stick together.

All generations have represented themselves on this demonstration. The importance of this event was proven by the fact that high ranking politicians also have taken part. Senator Laszlo Klárik and members of parliament László Borbély and Kóródi Attila also demonstrated in Uzon.

At the end of the ecumenical mass, the demonstrators started their march in two directions, toward Sentivánlaborfalva and Kökös villages, lead by the Hussars of Uzon and the Atlantis Brass Band, in order to meet halfway between the villages. The passengers of the cars passing through the village were surprised and most of the television stations were present. According to the organizers as many as 120 thousand people attended the march and formed a live chain on the 50 km distance between Kökös and Bereck.



Sepsimagyarós – building the road


The road passing through Magyaros village is receiving the finishing touches. The work began in the middle of August and has made a spectacular progress since then. After the foundation was made and the bridges changed, the laying of the asphalt is in its final stage.

This is a very positive news for the village that merely counts one hundred people, because its existence depends on good road conditions. Due to the asphalt road, the village will be part of the county’s circulation, and more people will seek the village as a weekend or as a permanent residence. The project, won by the Mayor’s Office of Uzon will also include an asphalted road between the villages of Lisznyo and Bikfalva.



6th Uzon Harvest Days – 2013

The Harvest Days, organized for the sixth time on 5-6th October, was a success. Thanks to the fairly rainy weather in the summer, the farmers had almost record size produce to display. Beside the vegetables, fruits and other finished products there were also local and invited handcrafters.

The opening ceremony was at 11 am on Saturday, where dr. István Ráduly and dr. Zoltán Sümegi of Tolna, Hungary both addressed the celebrating crowd. They spoke of the well deserved celebration after a year’s hard work, and the success of maintaining local tradition that stem from agriculture.

After the opening of the event, the succeeding cultural programs were opened by the children’s Brass Band of the Atlantis Cultural Association. There was handcrafting for children, table tennis competition and the Csere folkdance group also performed. For the farmers there was a display of seeds and pesticides that can be used for treating their produce.

On Sunday the program started with a sermon in the Reformed Church in Uzon. Following there was a wreathing for the commemoration of the 1848-49 revolution, where mayor dr. István Ráduly spoke of the importance of preserving our symbols and values, but moreover he spoke of using them freely and bravely. He reminded us that the suppression by the power of the state still exist, and therefore we must act in unison, because we are much stronger as a group in order to oppose retaliation of the state.

Following, the postponed inauguration of dr. Sümegi Zoltán as honorary citizen, took place in the local council’s hall. The mayor of Tolna, Hungary was touched by his inauguration, in the presence of the local councilors, expressing his deep commitment for the residence of the village and promised to help their life in any manner he can, and he always considered Szeklerland as part of Greater Hungary (as before 1920). The brass band of the Atlantis association entertained the locals in the evening and the Székely István male choir from Szentivánlaborfalva performed folksongs to the celebrating crowd.

18th Century Painted Motives in the Reformed Church of Sepsimagyarós

Since one could see the contours, it was considered a fact that there are painted motives under the brown oil paint on the inserts of the benches and balconies of the Reformed Church in Magyarós. In the lack of a professional and sufficient funding, the motives of the inserts were not restored. The ice broke this year, since as the new resident of the village, restorer and painter Ferenc Sánta had the experience and skills to undertake the project. On behalf of the Reformed Church of Magyarós, Pastor Botond Deák applied for a grant to the Covasna County Council, and the long awaited restoration project began.

Ferencz Sánta, who returned home from Budapest, coordinated lots of restorations. He restored masonry and paintings on the Museum of Fine Arts, Széchenyi Spa, the Basilica of Saint Stephen and the Synagogue of Győr, of which all are part of the World Heritage. As it was revealed, the church was finished in 1758 and the painted motives, together with the lead framed widows, were painted in 1797.

The ceremony in the Church was lead by Pastor Botond Deák. The standard of the celebration was raised by the performance of actress Zenóbia Zórkóczy. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Ráduly István and the residents of the village and with other guests. After the ceremony there was a reception hosted by the villagers and restorer Ferenc Sánta invited the guests for a dinner.

Cultural weekend organized by the Mayor’s Office of Ozun

The July 20th weekend will be memorable for the residents of Ozun. On this weekend there was a theatrical performance by the Mora Ferenc Theatre from Algyo, Hungary. The wind band concert and majorette parade was performed by the „Atlantisz” Cultural Association of Ozun and by the wind band and „Pearl” majorette group from Mezohegyes, Hungary.

The amateur actors of the Mora Ferenc Theatre have performed beyond everybody’s expectation with their comedy performance. Perhaps director and actor Sandor Kato, born in the nearby St. George City, is a guarantee for professional-like performance, who is also a former Romanian and Balkan boxing champion, and trainer. Mr. Kato started his acting career at the Hungarian National Theater in St. George and later moved to Temesvar, Budapest and Szeged. He also starred in the 80 Hussar film in the late seventies. The actors performed songs followed piano and guitar between the acts. At the very beginning they performed the Honfoglalas song which moved and affected the spectators, but they were also enthralled by the comedy. At the end of the performance the audience rewarded the actors with standing ovation.


The wind band concert at 12 pm on Sunday was opened by the „Atlantisz” Cultural Association as a way of greeting the guest performers from Mezohegyes. Parallel to the concert the majorette group performed their choreography with the high quality and professionalism expected of them. After the „Atlantisz” Cultural Association the guests from Mezohegyes also performed a concert with the majorette choreography. Their performance truly awed the audience from Uzon. Already before the concert ended some people suggested that there should be more cultural events organized on regular bases.


2013 – Szentivánlaborfalva Village Festival

The Szentivanlaborfalva village days were organized on the 28-30 June. For the first time, the Youths of Szentivanlaborfalva organized the whole event on their own. The motivated team, lead by the president of the association Lehel Gabor, did an exceptional job by organizing the event with various programs for adults and children alike. The opening event was a table tennis tournament on Friday night.

The official opening of the event was on Saturday morning. According to tradition there was a procession by the majorettes, the wind band, the Szi@ members and the Hussars of Uzon on the main street. After arriving at the scene of the event, mayor dr. István Ráduly officially opened the event and thanked the Szi@ for organizing the event, since it is some weight off the shoulder of the Mayor’s Office and its employees. The first program of the day was the parade performed by the majorette and the wind band.

The succeeding event on Saturday was the football competition for adults, a photography exposition called “Our past, our present and our future” and the most popular of all, the different competition for children.

In the evening there was a concert by the Feketeügy Band, a stand-up comedy performance by Háromszéki Csemeték, a karaoke competition and live ball music by the Sláger Band.

The events on Sunday began with the football competition for children. The children were so enthusiastic about playing, that they played one return match after the other. The members of Szi@ rewarded them with chocolate bars and soft drinks between matches. After the football competition the children competed in competitions of different skills. Among them was the tug-of-war, the human wheelbarrow race, sack-race, running competition and pulling a car. After the physical competition came a general literacy competition.

The Sunday program continued with a car agility competition followed by music events by Pastor Csoma István Buzogány and the István Székely chorus. During the evening there was the awards ceremony, the presentation of raffle prizes, the Fire Dance show, the camp fire and the evening ball. The event was a success. We would like to express our gratitude for the support of the Mayor’s Office of Uzon and the Council of Covasna County.


Work done by employees of the Mayor’s Office

The jobs done by the employees of the Mayor’s Office working outside, is mainly done in the background, work that the village’s residents don’t always see, which we take for granted. But to keep order and tidiness in the parks, and gymnasiums, there has to be done a lot of work behind the scenes. We would like to show in a couple of pictures the work of these employees.


The „outside” workers clean the bark off the round pine logs.


They also check the water meters and arrange the furniture in the village’s Cultural Center.


They also do the maintenance work with the help of the villagers receiving social support.


It is our employees job to clean the sports hall.


During the winter, besides cleaning the walkways, the employees work in the basement of the Mayor’s Office. After renovation there will be protocol rooms prepared there.


The roads in the agricultural fields are also maintained by the Mayor’s Office’s employees.


The firefighter’s station is also renovated by the employees of the Mayor’s Office.


The central park is refreshed by a new coat of paint.


9th Bikfalva Village Festival – 2013

The 9th Bikfalva Village Festival was organized on June 9th. The village situated at the foot of the Bodzafordulo mountains can be called the pearl of the seven villages under the administration of Uzon, since there are numerous mansions and manor houses there. In the village also known as the land of manor houses, time for celebration has arrived once again. The celebration was justified by the rainy weather, very good for the crops, since the majority of the village residents are farmers.

The festivities began with the Sunday mass in the Presbiterian Chapel. Seeming as a tradition, the men gathered in front of the gate and shook hands respectively, discussed events of the village while awaiting András Klátyik and the deputation from Alsótold- Hungary, Mayor Dr. István Ráduly, Vice Mayor Csaba Ábrahám and other villagers. At the end of the mass the Mayor and Vice Mayor could not adress the oldest member of the village Rozália Erdélyi, as customary on every village festival, but as the grandson of Rózsika néni, Vice Mayor Csaba Ábrahám accepted the flowers and small gift on her behalf.


At the end of the mass, the congregation visited the fortified church and its ancient tombstone collection. Even though the church is under renovation, it was still a breathtaking sight. The church can seat about a thousand people, since the population of Bikfalva used to be around that.

The afternoon events began with the procession of the wind band and the majorettes. Following, mayor Dr. István Ráduly oficially opened the festivities. The mayor of Alsótold – Hungary, András Klátyik and pastor Imre Sánta of Bikfalva also greeted the celebrating locals and guests.



After the official opening of the festival there was a show performed by the „Atlantisz” Wind Band and Majorette Group, mayor Dr. István Ráduly opened the exhibition of paintings made by János Pál, Dávid Bölöni perfomred his Csikós Show (tricks done by horse and rider) and a statue of St. Marie was ordained on the front courte of János Szabó in Bikfalva.


The festivities closed with the performance of the „Csere” Youth Folk Dance Group, the citation-, song- and dance performed by the Volunteers of Bikfalva, followed by the ball with live music lasting until midnight.



10th UzonVillage Festival – 2013



The banks of the river Feketeügy ware loud of joy on the 24-25-26 of May: the 10th Uzon Village Festival was on the venue. Before the official opening of the festivities, the book of former mayor, Laszlo Höncz, entitled „Guilty but a Winner” was introduced to the readers, which meditates on the events of the 1989 revolution. The readers were very active and some told their own experiences. History became alive on this meeting.



After Mayor Dr. István Ráduly officially opened the festival, the band called „Szalonspicc” (Saloon Buzz) performed songs in chanson, musical, operetta and film soundtracks. The concert proved successful and there was a full-house. At the end of the concert the crowd showed their appreciation by applauding the performers.


On Saturday the program began with a demonstration performed by the Voluntary Firefighters of Uzon. The talented youths could test their skills in mini football competition. In the late afternoon the Harai Band and Ágnes Zayzon performed authentic Hungarian music from Transylvania, later the „Csere” Youth Hungarian Folkdance Group followed by the Ida Aerobic modern dance performance. The main event of the day was the Annamari Dancs concert in the evening.


At 9 am on Sunday, cyclists gathered for a tour in the nearby villages. The celebrations following the tour started with a mass in the local Roman Catholic Church after which the new statue of Saint Mary, donated by Ibolya Dimény, was ordained. The inauguration of the Hussar Historical Reenactment Group took place in the central park, following which the plaque on the frontispiece of the Mayor’s Office, for the memory of the Hussars of the 1848-49 revolution was unveiled.


One of the most spectacular elements of the Sunday program was the procession of the „Szekler Virtus Historical Re-enactment Association” (hussars), the wind bands and majorettes invited for the Festival. The youths of Szentivánlaborfalva organized programs for children in the Leisure Park. There were Hungarian and Romanian folkdance performances by the „Pine” and „Voinestenii” dance groups. The folklore program was followed by the Hungarian „Piramid” band. The young and elderly residents of Uzon enjoyed the programs alike, which conserve our traditions and help to build relationships between the villages. In conclusion we can say that the 10th Uzon Village Festival was a successful event, and the fireworks were spectacular.