Easter celebratory watering of girls in Szenna Open Air folklore museum.
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.
The photographer girl couldn’t escape the folk tradition of Easter watering. Aafter toxic red smudge, rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons now she got a splash from the watering buckets – not a small portion of it.
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.
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.