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Water fight in central Budapest 2016

Just like every year there was a public water fight in central Budapest on one of the warmest days of summer. People had a chance to splash into water and cool off in a way rarely available to anyone. Events like this should be more common for the enjoyment of the participants, viewers and of course for us photographers too.

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Hűsölünk? – ma (is?) megdőlt a meleg rekord

News reporting says in today’s heat we have yet again a country wide heat record broken here in Hungary. We are above 38 degree celsius (100.4 degree Farenheit) but I cannot even follow these records. As I hear during the weekend firemen helped people to prevent heat related illnesses not just in Ópusztaszer where I have been working.

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Saint George day leads livestock to the fields

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.

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Saint George day starts new grazing season

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.