Shepherds of the great plains of Hungary lead their flock of Racka sheep through the famous landmark Hortobagy Nine holed bridge. This is how they march to the traditional festive closing the grazing season started on the end of April.
I wish a happy Easter to everyone! I hope the holiday goes well for everyone (including the bunny!) and that you are already done with decorating your eggs. If not, here are some traditional ideas in this post from Hungary.
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.
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.
It is a lesser known part of the Easter folk tradition. Some even argue it does exist, but this part of the tradition does exist.
Earth Hour was held on Saturday evening at half past eight what results a characteristic series of photo pairs every year. Local landmarks with and without their beautiful night lights. This is commonly photographed by Hungarian photographers as well, but limited time and large space makes it harder to take a complex gallery if you shoot alone. Even publications that have enough photographers to mage a broader selection of photos rarely spend that much time and effort into making this type of coverage.
It is a common question every year what christmas present to buy to our friends fond of photography. What, where, how and for how much? Or why not that?
International Dance Day has been established in 1981 by the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute in Madrid. It was first celebrated in 1982 on the birthday of Jean G. Noverre french ballet dancer born in 1727.