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BUSÓJÁRÁS Unesco Heritage Folklore Carnival in Mohács provided by Explore Hungary

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BUSÓJÁRÁS Unesco Heritage Folklore Carnival in Mohács

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The Busó carnival belongs to the group of festivities present also in the mythology of other nations, celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of spring, providing magical protection and fertility through ancient rites. The Busó festivities bear similarities not only to the carnivals in Rio and Venice, but also to the traditions of indigenous peoples of African, although in Mohács the origin of the tradition is explained by the legend of scaring away the Turks. - Hotel pick-up - Private transfer with comfortable spacious minibus - Professional driver / guide - Flexible timing - Instant Confirmation
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    Stop: 10 hours
    The Busó carnival belongs to the group of festivities present also in the mythology of other nations, celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of spring, providing magical protection and fertility through ancient rites. The Busó festivities bear similarities not only to the carnivals in Rio and Venice, but also to the traditions of indigenous peoples of African, although in Mohács the origin of the tradition is explained by the legend of scaring away the Turks. The Busó people who scared away the Turks According to the legend, the 300-year-old tradition of the Busó began at the time of the second battle of Mohács, when our tricky ancestors took refuge from the Turkish occupation on the so-called Mohács Island, which is actually the other side of the river Danube. They dressed in disguise and scary masks and returned across the river, raiding the superstitious Turks who panicked and fled the town as soon as they saw the masked men. Woolly shipskin cloaks, masks and rattlers The folk custom that was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity is one of the biggest carnivals in Hungary and it is a major folklore event. The traditional elements of Busó festivities have remained unchanged: the adults say farewell to the rough season and celebrate the approaching spring by donning woolly sheepskin Busó cloaks, trousers filled with hay and decorated stockings as well as carved masks, and they equip themselves with the ritual paraphernalia characteristic of the event, with large loud rattlers, clapper bells.
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10h
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
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  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Lantos Ákos wrote a review Jan 2020
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Amazing experience, amazing people, warm welcome, lots of pálinka. This carneval is world famous for a reason :):D
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Responded 29 Jan 2020
Thank you for exploring Hungary with us. :)
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ThomasGreen999 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our company of 6 visited this Carnival because we read a lot about it before so we booked the tour. We had a great time. When in Hungary next time I would definitely go there again.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Responded 8 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for exploring Hungary with us! :)
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By: Explore Hungary
IvanX29
IvanX29
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Good tour and nice visit
Great view in Szentendre and Visgerad even though there is a bit rainy. Richard is kind and show us all the way by
lanti92
lanti92
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That sights
Must see if you visit Hungary, especially if you are at Budapest. Best sights of the Danube river. Nice, welcoming
GregTheOneandOnly
GregTheOneandOnly
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Great one
Perfectly balanced information and free exploration opportunity. Great experience, a must have while you are in the
puskastibor11
puskastibor11
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Awesome tour, excellet guide
Our guide was on time with a clean and super confi van. The trip was amazing, beautiful places and kind people all
SophieDeSouza86
SophieDeSouza86
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Mediterranean town next to Budapest
Richard picked us up just the right time in front of the hotel. We had a nice ride to Szentendre, got there pretty
ThomasGreen999
ThomasGreen999
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A real lively little village absoultely worth to visit
Great value for price. We were a company of 5. Our guide Richard arrived on time to our Hotel with a nice spacious
GerardKovacs
GerardKovacs
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Great day fantastic experience for the best price.
Our guide Richard was early with a clean, comfy and elegant minibus. The tour was interesting, spectacular and fun.
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  • Duration: 10h
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