Legends from Dalnic

Dalnic has never been drowning in the marsh of anonymity. The "marketing" of the village, which is squeezed between the valleys in Covasna County, was primarily the responsibility of the increasingly controversial historical peasant leader, György Dózsa, but the painter Miklós Barabás also spent part of his childhood there. And the monotony of everyday life was alleviated by the landed nobility and the landowners with much larger than average estates, who would put Dalnic at the top of a global imaginary list concerning the number of mansions per capita. A lesser-known part of its legend is that Kristóf, an ancestor of the old and prestigious Beczásy family, who had a significant influence on the life of the village, inherited a lot of money from his father Emánuel and bought some purebred horses - spotted horses, as they were called. The news of the special horses reached the court of the Romanian King, Charles I, and the curious monarch was not afraid to come to Dálnok to buy two horses himself. Kristóf did not want to give in: "Not for sale!" The king, however, did not relent and returned a short time later to persuade Mr. Beczásy. Eventually, they shook hands, and the story became the following endearing legend. In return, King Charles offered a forest large enough for the coveted two horses to cover in a day. This is how Kristóf obtained a huge forest area in Comandău, and the area is still called the Forest of Beczásy.

Samu Csinta

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