By: Binivaa Manandhar
Why did the Hungarians move?
They left Hungary because of the failed revolutionary efforts to break away from conquerors, international war, and overpopulation during peacetime. Basically, they weren't happy with the way Hungary was working, and there was no peace. Also, they wanted more job opportunities, like working in a factory.
Why did they come to texas?
- They wanted more job opportunities, like working in a factory.
- They moved more to the East Coast, and near San Antonio, because they were big on industry, and there were job opportunities to work in a factory.(The steel industry, the stockyards, and machine factories)
- It was a safe place to seek refuge and political freedom
- Many artists, lawyers, doctors, composers, and authors came from Hungary.
- Many of these people fled their home countries during World War 2, who would've been killed, if they didn't leave.
- Hungarians love pottery, and most everybody has some for decoration.
- They wear colorful clothing. For instance, bright colored dresses and aprons.
- Christmas for Hungary is a 2-day thing. It is more private, just family.
- Hungarians don't just celebrate a birthday; they also celebrate a "name day." It works by there first names are assigned to one or more days of the calendar.
- Most Hungarians are Roman Catholic
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Alex Szabo arrived in Texas in 1853, and he worked to install telegraph lines between Dallas, and Houston. He became the superintendent of the first cotton compress, and later ran a cotton gin. During the Civil War, he ran a powder mill in Houston. Later, as his last job, began a 15-year term as Houston City treasurer.
Did you know?
They tried to retain their language, food, and how they dress
During World War 1, Hungaria was on the losing side
In World War 2, Hungaria joined Germany, went against Russia and lost
- In 1944, the Red Army advanced into Budapest, and many Hungarians had to leave their homeland
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