Many of my female friends don’t like the masculine folk tradition of Easter waterings that is mandatory part of the festive in Hungary. Some straight consider it to be harrassment – including my photos of it. I think it is important to tell on Easter Monday I too get watered – I hope not to wither without this celebrartion this year!
Easter celebratory watering of girls in Szenna Open Air folklore museum.
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.
It took me for a while to set up this gallery, but I hope you still like to watch it. Some of the pictures have been pubished by Hungarian daily Blikk and the Daily Mail as well, but this one is a rather broader selection of my images.
This year we also had the usual water fight in Budapest. This time the participants looking for some fun cooled themselves down in the fountain at Vigado square.
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.
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.
This wasn’t the first time a water fighting is organised on the square in front of Budapest’s Saint Stephen Basilica. However this was the first time I managed to be present and take photographs of it.