Hungarians don monster masks to scare off winter

Hungarians don monster masks to scare off winter
By Euronews
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Every year during the carnival season, peace in the small Hungarian town Mohács is disturbed by the Busójárás, a local tradition dating back to the 18th century.

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Every year during the carnival season, peace in the small Hungarian town Mohács is disturbed by the Busójárás, a local tradition dating back to the 18th century.

During the six-day long celebrations, locals dress up as horned monsters, drink spiced wine and wander the town making as much noise as possible in an effort to scare off winter.

In 2009 the celebrations were inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. This year, Euronews was there with a 360-degree camera.

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