Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Busós of Mohács (3): Where the wild things are

Busó carnival, Mohács, Hungary (February 2016). In the evening, after the procession on the last Sunday before Lent, Busós and spectators dance around a huge bonfire on the main square in Mohács. © Rudolf Abraham Nikon D700 & 14-24/2.8 Photos copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or …

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The Busós of Mohács (2): Danube crossing

Busó carnival, Mohács, Hungary (February 2016). The Busós of Mohács cross the Danube in traditional wooden boats, on the last Sunday before Lent, before gathering for a procession through the town centre. © Rudolf Abraham Nikon D700 & 70-200/2.8 Photos copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or …

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The Busós of Mohács (1)

Busó carnival, Mohács, Hungary (February 2016). The Busó carnival or Busójárás is a traditional Shrovetide carnival in the southern Hungarian town of Mohács, in which the busós – local men wearing frightening-looking wooden masks and sheepskins, with cowbells tied around their waists – cross the Danube in boats and parade through the town, banishing winter …

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Schemenlaufen (2): Roller & Scheller

More shots of the Roller (‘jumpers’) and Scheller (‘ringers’), the two main groups of characters at the Imster Schemenlaufen or Imster Fasnacht – a traditional carnival procession held only once every four years in the town of Imst, Tirol, Austria (31 January 2016). The Schemenlaufen in Imst is inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible …

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Schemenlaufen (1): Carnival in the snow

Schemenlaufen, a traditional Fasnacht (carnival) procession held only once every four years in Imst, Tirol, Austria (31 January 2016). Pictured here, the two main groups of characters in Schemenlaufen – the Roller (‘jumpers’) and Scheller (‘ringers’), both in elaborate traditional costumes and masks, with the latter wearing huge cowbells around their waists – perform their …

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