The leadership of Mohács decided that in February 2022, there will once again be a bus tour. In order to organise a series of programs, it is also necessary to curb the pandemic situation. After all, this year, there was no busójárás because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Busójárás will return next year!
The website of the city of Mohács reported that Mohács will hold busójárás between February 24 and March 1, 2022. Mayor Gábor Pávkovics believes that “the epidemic situation will be significantly curbed. And the vast majority of people will get adequate protection for their own and others’ health by getting vaccinated.”
Mohács holds the folk festivities in more than 30 locations with 80 programs.
Due to the great interest, the organisers aim to create an event in as large an area as possible. In addition, they plan to break with an old tradition. The usual parade is planned to be divided at a point in the city centre, and the procession would continue on three different routes. This can reduce congestion and thus help protect against the coronavirus.
The tradition of busójárás
The first mention of busójárás came from a note in 1783. Our ancestors fled the Turkish occupation to Mohács Island. Hungarians scared the superstitious Turks in scary clothes. As a result, the Turks fled.
UNESCO added busójárás to the World Heritage List in 2009.
The traditional elements of busójárás have been unchanged for a long time, writes turizmus.com. Permanent props are shabby bushels, carved masks, equipped with characteristic props, claps, bums. They want to say goodbye to the winter season and welcome spring. Tradition is tied to the ‘sokac’ people. Since 2019, there has been a country house in Mohács that presents the traditions, everyday life and folk art of the ‘sokac’ people.
The original ‘sokac’ folk customs of the Balkans were formed in the Hungarian cultural circle until they reached their present form. The traditional clothing of a busó includes boots, a white linen cloth, a sheepskin jacket, and a colomp. A crutch hangs over their shoulder. They usually make their carved masks by themselves and paint with animal blood, writes mohacsibusojaras.hu.
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Source: mohacsibusojaras.hu, turizmus.ccom
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