Busó Festivities 2013
7-12 February 2013 – Busó march and carnival, Mohács, Hungary
The Busó (pr. boo-sho) festivities at Mohács (pr. moe-haatsh) in southern Hungary is a six-day carnival in February to mark the end of winter, named for the busós, frightening-looking costumed people (traditionally men) wearing wooden masks and big woolly cloaks.
The programme contains a huge march, international and Hungarian concerts, folklore events, introducing of busó groups, traditional food and drink stands, busó mask and historical exhibitions, foreign and Hungarian dance and folklore shows, handmade products' fair, crossing the Danube by boats, enormous bonfire with circle dance at the end of the festival.
Busó festival is very popular among Hungarians and people from neighbor countries. Accommodations usually are all booked around Mohács. We kindly suggest you to plan your visit in time. Beside the festival, the area of Mohács is a beautiful destination to explore and it's a perfect opportunity to get closer to the traditional Hungary and try local food and drink, buy handmade gifts and Hungaricums.
Five infodesks will await tourists with English and German brochures and helpful guides.
The festival itself is free, but for some programmes may have to pay.
Did you know? Busó festivities at Mohács is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Click here to read more about this!
As soon as we get more details or English language info-site we will update this article.