Saint George day leads livestock to the fields in Hortobagy

Hungarion version

Following traditions the Day of Saint George is not only to honour policemen, that in Hungary for a whlie has been tied togehter with honouring firemen as well. This is also the day when the traditional agricultural gazing season starts. This is the day herdsmen lead their livestock to the fields to keep them outside for the rest of the time until the gazing season ends.

Sheeps cross the Nine hole bridge at Hortobagy – Click for gallery!

However weather is gracious and seems to be like summer these days, tradition considers Saint George’s day to be an early spring festive, when people say good by to winter. This is also usually the first time livestock is led outside. This year I haven’t been to the great plains of Hungary. This is a photo from my archive from last year’s event.

How did you celebrate during this long weekend now the weather was nice?

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