National Geographic : 1938 Jan
MAGYAR MIRTH AND MELANCHOLY Photograph by Tibor Hegyey DEVOTION CALLS FOR "FULL DRESS" IN THE VILLAGE CHURCH For six days, in simpler garb, Hungarian women of the countryside spin, bake, churn, and work with their men in the fields. Sunday is for parade, as well as prayer and rest. Prideful dressing takes hours, and the seven or eight cotton petticoats, starched and pleated, preclude sitting at Mass. The procession homeward after service is as much a rite as an American Easter Sunday parade (page 32).