Easter celebratory watering of girls in Szenna Open Air folklore museum.
170 years aggo on April 4th. in 1849. Hungarian soldiers defeated advancing Austrian forces at villagge Tapiobicske.
169 years after the real Battle of Tapiobicske history enthusiasts reenacted the famous event with great joy. Hundreds of school children witnessed the unique history lesson and they enjoyed it almost as much as the people participating dressed as Austrian or Hungarian soldiers.
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.
History enthusiasts reenacted again the Battle of Tapiobicske and Hungarian forces won the fierce battle once again. Just like I wrote about it a few years ago, this battle reenactment is full of interesting scenes this year again.
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.
On 4th April in 1949. after long drawn fights the Hungarian trops managed to get through river Tápió and defeat the soldiers of the Habsburg house then take back the village of the Hungarian populated Tápióbicske.
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.
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.