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Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival custom

Busó festivities at Mohács: masked end-of-winter carnival custom



more hatch is a multi-ethnic small town on the river Danube which organizes the pancaked a masked festival which is a ritual to drive away winter a folk tradition with a carnival-like character the date on which it takes place usually in the last week preceding the 40-day Lent before Easter is often in February the festival is usually accompanied by many cultural events such as folk singing contests exhibitions concerts and craft fairs all the people of the small town representatives of the different groups participating as well as local government specialists help with the organization of the event apart from the carnival there is also the opening of the exhibition of the traditional folk crafts that displays the traditional knowledge of the craftsmen who create the works of folk art of the pancake day mask festival some of the symbolic and ritual objects that are used by those taking part in the festival are made by traditional craftsmen the knowledge of the materials the methods of creation and the created forms of these objects are part of the local heritage the participants of the Pancake Day mass festival often carve their own mouths that they using live in ritual many of them are talented specialists who show up at exhibitions and crafts fairs with their masters some of the groups follow the style of the leading participants of the festival when carving their masks and so some groups can be identified based on the characteristics of these mouths a commemoration of the great events of the history of mo Hajj is usually part of Saturday's program also a dominant mask carving craftsmanship has evolved too during the past few decades and so the craftsmen create festival masks that are not only used in the festival but also serve decorative purposes to souvenirs or as works of art there is a great variety of masks and they usually bear the markings of the personality and unique style of their creators while at the same time they preserve their mohab characteristics passing on and protect in the tradition the carnival march of the participants begins with the arrival of other people who have crossed the Danube on boats Carnival Sunday is the main day of the festival and this day attracts most visitors these newcomers go together with the other masked participants and the audience that awaits them from the shock arch Haven Shaka bein an ethnic minority in the area to the Kalos Square meeting place which is the center of the shots minority quarter of the town where all the pancake day marked participants and the people celebrating carnival join the month this jovial and colorful March goes to the main square of the town and during the March the masked participants display their unique handmade fantasy vehicles they're either engine driven or horse-drawn these vehicles have the traditional Pancake Day Festival wheels as well as cannon that make a great noise and during the march the masked revelers scare the crowds with cowbell they caught the ladies with symbolic and erotic gestures offer wine fruit brandy and carnival doughnuts to the audience in 2008 600 people dressed up in the festival costumes the last day of the Pancake Day mass festival is Shrove Tuesday which is also the end of carnival this they usually belongs to the people of Mohonk they burn a cop in the symbolize winter and carnival on the main square after a jovial mass that is similar to Sunday's man the mask participants gathering different groups inside the town and these groups function as active communities throughout the year and they maintain close human relationship with one another even on weak limits all this has an effect on the community that helps them create a certain identity which is further strengthened by continuous preparations for the mask festival the maintaining of the masks clothing and accessories as well as doing research in order to accurately perform the tradition apart from the representatives celebration practice of the masked festival the purpose of which is to serve the great audience it also has a different dimension where the traditions are passed on from generation to generation and this is only visible to the inner circles of the community that are involved in the preparations not only during Carnival time but during the rest of the year as well it not only has the significance of creating and preserving community but also by practicing these traditions they strengthen their identity and it enables the process of sharing the local knowledge and information the masked festival expresses the sense of belonging to the town and to a social group it plays a great role in giving stability as it provides an opportunity to the community to each given group and to the individual to express themselves the masquerade the switching of roles the chance to hide yourself in a world that is different from everyday life the performance is in a social open playful space enables people to communicate to interact with each other in a more easygoing manner in this way desires and wishes may come true and the inner world of these communities can be displayed the pancake day festival ends with a symbolic burial of Carnegie the pancake day masked festival is the symbol of the identity of this multi-ethnic small town that was originally performed by the Roman Catholic Croatian ethnic group about three centuries ago the inhabitants of Mohawks who had taken in and accepted these traditions think of the masked festival as their own cultural heritage the inhabitants of the town proudly and actively take part in the events the whole area of the town turns into carnival space during the time of the festival when the ways of the carnival and the ways people act during carnival is considered normal and acceptable the masks figures of the pancake day masked festival have become the symbol of Mohan local people say that they will always hold the mass festival and the ritual winter burning every year and that they will preserve this tradition you


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