Ethnographic and literary Yearbook
The people of Mezőkövesd have always cared deeply for their town. The matyó people have always cared for the everyday problems of the town, for its development, creating new values and preserving those values they had inherited most importantly to save and pass the crafts, customs, literature roots fine and art of their ancestors’ over to posterity.
Mezőkövesd people are very much fond of the beauty of unique and dominant art. ‘The Periodical Matyóland’ contains the values of the town centuries aback. The current issue – just like the earlier ones – contains articles written by locals, and also articles about Mezőkövesd. The periodical is spiced with pieces of art by artists from Mezőkövesd.
The heart of Matyóland is rightly famous for its cultural riches. The town of folklore and festivals is always buzzing. Today people are always on the go, rushing all the time without having a break, almost uncontrollably, but looking only and only ahead is wrong, we do have to care about our past and heritage.
Many of the town people sadly still remember the events that happened 50 years ago : the events of the Revolution of 1956. Many of them actively participated in the demonstrations, while others remember with a child’s memory. People do remember the demonstrations and the noise of the chaos. They recall a gesture, a cry or a blink of noise. These are memories that will be with us until the end of our lives.The 2005/2006 issue of ‘The Periodical Matyóland’ commemorates the events of 1956 with poems, articles and photos.
One special event of this year’s Town Day is the coming out of this issue of the periodical that I highly recommend to all locals and Mezőkövesd lovers.
András Tállai – Mayor of Mezőkövesd
The book is available in Hungarian!