44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
Starting page: 37
Kóka Rozália’s series: Moldavian Csángó Hungarian tales. After collecting folklore in Moldavia for 26 years, in 1995 Kóka Rozália went back again to collect tales for the first time. In the village of Pusztina/Pustiana she collected from two woman: Barta Mihályné and László Istvánné. She published their tales in her 2004 book: "Aranytojás” [Golden Egg]. This issue includes ’the tale of the golden haired twins’. It starts with three girls who did the harvest and a landowner’s son. One of harvesting girls promised to give birth to golden haired twins if the landowner’s son married her. He married her and beautiful twins were born with birthmarks of the sun on the forehead of one and the moon on the other. But there was an evil-minded midwife that wanted the landowner’s son to marry her daughter…