Saint George day starts new grazing season

flock of sheep crosses Nine holed bridge

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In agriculture, every year at the end of April marks the start of a new grazing season. During this time shepherds celebrate the festive of Saint George day with leading their livestock through the famous Nine holed bridge of Hortobagy, the small village known for its livestock breeding traditions and very special sight in the great plains of Hungary. Festive of the grazing season start grew not only a big celebration of the shepherds but also a tourist attraction drawing an ever-growing number of tourists to participate the countryside feeling of the event and to see with their own eyes as the animals cross the bridge.

The agricultural season starting in April ends every year in October with a similar festive closing the seasons on Saint Domotor’s day.

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New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Man in traditional shepherd dress participates the annual celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Man in traditional shepherd dress with his herd of grey cattle is seen in front of the famous landmark Hortobagy Nine holed bridge as he participates the annual celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Herd of grey cattle is seen in front of the famous landmark Hortobagy Nine holed bridge as they participate the annual celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Men in traditional shepherd dresses with their herd of grey cattle is seen in front of the famous landmark Hortobagy Nine holed bridge as they participate the annual celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Herd of grey cattle is seen in front of the famous landmark Hortobagy Nine holed bridge as they participate the annual celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Herd of grey cattle is seen in front of the famous landmark Hortobagy Nine holed bridge as they participate the annual celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Man in traditional shepherd dress walks in front of his flock of Racka sheeps as they cross the famous Hortobagy Nine holed bridge in the Great Hungarian Plain (Puszta) in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest April 30, 2011. Every spring around St. George's Day, Hortobagy celebrates the beginning of the new grazing season.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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Flock of racka sheeps crosses Nine holed bridge

Flock of Racka sheeps is seen crossing the famous Hortobagy Nine holed bridge in the Great Hungarian Plain (Puszta) in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest April 30, 2011. Every spring around St. George's Day, Hortobagy celebrates the beginning of the new grazing season.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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Racka sheeps cross Nine holed bridge in Hortobagy

Man in traditional shepherd dress walks in front of his flock of Racka sheeps as they cross the famous Hortobagy Nine holed bridge in the Great Hungarian Plain (Puszta) in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest April 30, 2011. Every spring around St. George's Day, Hortobagy celebrates the beginning of the new grazing season.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/New-gazing-season-in-Hortobagy-2011/G0000vtO_3VDPGF4/C0000.o82JyLDxSQ

New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Man in traditional shepherd dress walks in front of his flock of Racka sheeps as they cross the famous Hortobagy Nine holed bridge in the Great Hungarian Plain (Puszta) in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest April 30, 2011. Every spring around St. George's Day, Hortobagy celebrates the beginning of the new grazing season.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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Racka sheeps cross Hortobagy's Nine holed bridge

Flock of Racka sheeps is seen crossing the famous Hortobagy Nine holed bridge in the Great Hungarian Plain (Puszta) in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest April 30, 2011. Every spring around St. George's Day, Hortobagy celebrates the beginning of the new grazing season.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Men in traditional shepherd dresses ride through the famous landmark Hortobagy Nine holed bridge as they participate the annual celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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Traditional Hungarian horseman

Man in traditional shepherd dress participates the annual celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/New-gazing-season-in-Hortobagy-2011/G0000vtO_3VDPGF4/C0000.o82JyLDxSQ

New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Men in traditional shepherd dress participate the annual celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/New-gazing-season-in-Hortobagy-2011/G0000vtO_3VDPGF4/C0000.o82JyLDxSQ

New grazing season celebrated in Hortobagy

Men in traditional shepherd dress participate the annual celebration of the start of the new grazing season in the Great Hungarian Plains in Hortobagy, 200 km (124 miles) east of Budapest in Hungary on April 30, 2011.
Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

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