Scaring away winter in Mohacs

traditional winter farewell Buso Carnival

Hungarion version

The centuries-old carnival of the “busojaras” in Mohács is a wonderful folk tradition way down south near Hungary’s border with Croatia. I won’t be able to attend it this year unfortunately, but some of my older photos are posted below.

From Wikipedia:
The Busójárás (Hungarian, meaning “Busó-walking”) is an annual celebration of the Šokci (Croats) living in the town of Mohács, Hungary, held at the end of the Carnival season, ending the day before Ash Wednesday. The celebration features Busós (people wearing traditional masks) and includes folk music, masquerading, parades and dancing.

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Busojaras-2011-Winter-farewell-in-Mohacs/G0000jY1IjmyWbRE/C00008U2e5rzJr7k

Winter farewell in Mohacs

Locals celebrate the end of the winter during the old folk traditional festive of Busojaras in Mohacs, Hungary on March 06, 2011.

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Busojaras-2011-Winter-farewell-in-Mohacs/G0000jY1IjmyWbRE/C00008U2e5rzJr7k

Winter farewell in Mohacs

Locals celebrate the end of the winter during the old folk traditional festive of Busojaras in Mohacs, Hungary on March 06, 2011.

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Busojaras-2011-Winter-farewell-in-Mohacs/G0000jY1IjmyWbRE/C00008U2e5rzJr7k

Winter farewell in Mohacs

Locals celebrate the end of the winter during the old folk traditional festive of Busojaras in Mohacs, Hungary on March 06, 2011.

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Busojaras-2011-Winter-farewell-in-Mohacs/G0000jY1IjmyWbRE/C00008U2e5rzJr7k

Winter farewell in Mohacs

Locals celebrate the end of the winter during the old folk traditional festive of Busojaras in Mohacs, Hungary on March 06, 2011.

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Busojaras-2011-Winter-farewell-in-Mohacs/G0000jY1IjmyWbRE/C00008U2e5rzJr7k

Winter farewell in Mohacs

Locals celebrate the end of the winter during the old folk traditional festive of Busojaras in Mohacs, Hungary on March 06, 2011.

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Busojaras-2011-Winter-farewell-in-Mohacs/G0000jY1IjmyWbRE/C00008U2e5rzJr7k

Winter farewell in Mohacs

Locals celebrate the end of the winter during the old folk traditional festive of Busojaras in Mohacs, Hungary on March 06, 2011.

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Busojaras-2011-Winter-farewell-in-Mohacs/G0000jY1IjmyWbRE/C00008U2e5rzJr7k

Winter farewell in Mohacs

Locals celebrate the end of the winter during the old folk traditional festive of Busojaras in Mohacs, Hungary on March 06, 2011.

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/Busojaras-2011-Winter-farewell-in-Mohacs/G0000jY1IjmyWbRE/C00008U2e5rzJr7k

Winter farewell in Mohacs

Locals celebrate the end of the winter during the old folk traditional festive of Busojaras in Mohacs, Hungary on March 06, 2011.

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