Friday, December 31, 2010

Boldog Új Évet

New Year's (Hungary)

Postmarked 31 December 1935
Budapest, Hungary

The interweb tells me that kivannak provides formality in a greeting, so that the "Happy New Year" of boldog új évet becomes more akin to "I wish you a happy New Year." Rakospalataral, if I am reading it correctly, means castle, but I can't decipher the remainder of the message.

4 comments:

Debs said...

What a gorgeous card...and I love the post mark too! Happy New Year!

Christine H. said...

A Hungarian card - it doesn't get much better than that. Great good luck symbols...pigs in clover. I'm not sure how those poisonous mushrooms ever became a symbol got good luck, but I've seen them on German cards too.

Mad About Pink said...

I collect pigs! That's such an amazing card. I come form your other blog and now following you. I think that the old way of handwriting it's so pretty. It felt more personal and adorned that the modern way!
Ciao,
MAd About Pink

Anonymous said...


"Boldog uj evet kivannak Rakospalotarol"
=Wish you a happy new year from Rakospalota.
That is a neighborhood in Budapest, in district XV.
Beautiful card!

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