Busó Festivities In Mohács Mark End Of Winter In Hungary

  • 15 Feb 2018 8:58 AM
Busó Festivities In Mohács Mark End Of Winter In Hungary
Last weekend the traditional end-of-winter carnival was held in southern Hungary. This annual festival in Mohács is a six-day event named after the busós, scary-looking costumed locals wearing wooden masks and woolly cloaks, as Euronews shows in this video.

This news outlet described the festival as, "multifaceted, including a children's costume contest, a display of mask carvers' art, the arrival of more than 500 busós in rowboats on the Danube for a march through the city alongside horse-drawn vehicles, the burning of a coffin symbolizing winter on a bonfire in the central square, and feasts and music throughout the city".

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