20th August—Foundation of the state

Today is a national holiday in Hungary, It is to commemorate the foundation of the state. We visited Ópusztaszer to identify with pieces of the timeline that is the Hungarian culture.

And boy was it interesting! to say the the least.

I woke up ahead of schedule, but that didn’t stop me from lagging behind anyways. My boyfriend, Viktor was neither surprised.

Three hours later.

It was like a renaissance fair if I’ve ever been to one. The Feszty-paranoma is a phenomenal masterpiece about how the Hungarian Nomads led by Lord Árpád conquered their land and their patriotic heroism.

My boyfriend felt very proud of his nation’s endurance since the establishment of the state of Hungary in 1000 A.D.

These got me thinking about the earliest traces of Nigerians as a people. As it turns out. We had early settlements in Nigerian. These settlements would later be large enough to form the tribes and kingdoms. It is especially interesting. Unfortunately history is not especially important in Nigerian academic curriculums. Our most recent history dates to the pre-colonial, but that’s a story for another day.

At the end of the evening, we listened to a band perform live rendition of original gypsy music. They are the Gipsy Cimbalom band.

It is an exhilarating experience. I invite you to share your weekend escapades and thoughts in the comments below 😉

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