Mythos: Busó

Busó Mythology and Folklore
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Participant at the Busójárás carnival in Mohacs. The Busójárás is a celebration held exactly seven weeks before Easter and involves locals dressing up in sheepskin costumes with scary masks and noise-makers.

Participant at the Busójárás carnival in Mohacs. The Busójárás is a celebration held exactly seven weeks before Easter and involves locals dressing up in sheepskin costumes with scary masks and noise-makers.

Mohács (pr. Moch-atsh), Hungary - Busó festivities (Busójárás) The 6-day winter chasing carnival of  Busós. People wearing wooden masks and woolly cloaks. It's fun for everyone.

Mohács (pr. Moch-atsh), Hungary - Busó festivities (Busójárás) The 6-day winter chasing carnival of Busós. People wearing wooden masks and woolly cloaks. It's fun for everyone.

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Busó Festivities in Mohács. People traditionally chase the winter away with wooden masks and march. #Hungary

Busó Festivities in Mohács. People traditionally chase the winter away with wooden masks and march. #Hungary

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A MOHÁCSI BUSÓJÁRÁS HIVATALOS OLDALA

A MOHÁCSI BUSÓJÁRÁS HIVATALOS OLDALA

Leap of fire: A participant bravely jumps over a fire during the celebrations, which is said to be an old custom

The terrifying costumed festival in Hungary held to scare off winter

Leap of fire: A participant bravely jumps over a fire during the celebrations, which is said to be an old custom

Buso in Mohacs, Hungary  Photo by Peter Takacs

Buso in Mohacs, Hungary Photo by Peter Takacs

A traditional part of the Busó celebration in Mohács, Hungary, is the busós, a frightening character clad in a wooly coat. The end-of-winter carnival, which came to the southern Hungary town with Croats, also features the burning of a coffin that symbolizes winter. Photograph by Zsolt Repasy, National Geographic Your Shot, October 20, 2014

A traditional part of the Busó celebration in Mohács, Hungary, is the busós, a frightening character clad in a wooly coat. The end-of-winter carnival, which came to the southern Hungary town with Croats, also features the burning of a coffin that symbolizes winter. Photograph by Zsolt Repasy, National Geographic Your Shot, October 20, 2014

The Busójárás (Hungarian, meaning "Busó-walking")

The Busójárás (Hungarian, meaning "Busó-walking")

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