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Busó Carnival

20th – 25th February 2020

 

20th February (Thursday) „Children’s Carnival”

9.30 “All dress up for Carnival” – Carnival preparations, organized by Primary School Széchenyi and Kindergarten Rókus with the participation of the Croatian Group of Kindergarten Eötvös at the Youth Center (Ifjúsági Centrum, 16 Széchenyi Square)

11.00 Busó-wheel competition at the Busó Court (17 Eötvös St.)

3 pm Carnival procession starting at Šokac Circle (Sokac Kör in Táncsics St. – Szabadság St. – Széchenyi Square)

3 pm Free Carnival celebration of young jankeles and little Busós in the streets and squares of the city

3.20 pm On the open-air stage on Széchenyi Square: children’s folk-dance groups and Busó groups

4 pm Demonstration of tools and accessories of the Busó Carnival on Széchenyi Square

4.30 pm Dance event with István Darazsacz and the music group Dunavkinje

5 pm Opening of the exhibition „Busó Carnival through different eyes – Our folk tradition in works of art” at Kanizsai Dorottya Museum (9 Kisfaludy St.)

5 pm Concert for kids by group ALMA at the Youth Center (16 Széchenyi Square) – with entrance fee

7 pm Dance house with the Busós with music by Dunavkinje and Mladi Tamburaši at Duna Office House (4-6 Szabadság St.) – with entrance fee

 

 

21st February (Friday)

10 am “Puss in Boots” theater performance for school kids (in Hungarian) at the Kossuth Theater, (Deák Square 1) – with entrance fee

10.30 am Exhibition opening of the children’s drawing competition „Tradition surrounds us” at the Busó Court (17-19 Eötvös St)

10 am – 4 pm Conference “The beginnings and the importance of recording pipe music” (in Hungarian) at Kanizsai Dorottya Museum (Kisfaludy u. 9.)

1 pm Regional German folk-singing contest organized by the Local Government of German Minority and the Park Utca Elementary School in the German Nationality House (51 Kossuth L. St)

2 pm Performances of the folk-dance groups, Busó groups and music groups orchestras on the open-air stage on Széchenyi Square

3 pm Performances of the folk-dance groups, Busó groups and music groups orchestras on the open-air stage on Deák Square

4 pm Exhibition opening of photographer Balázs Juhász: „Transformation” at the Busó Court (17-19 Eötvös St)

5 pm Opening of the exhibitions “Masks, Busó tools and other handicraft objects of folk art” Exhibition of selected works of Busó-mask carvers, accessory makers and other handicraft masters at Kossuth Theater (1 Deák Square), featuring music group Šokadija and the Carnival pipers

5 pm Concert of the group Glasovi on the stage on Deák Square

6 pm Concert of József Versendi Kovács, Master of Folk Art and his friends – with groups Söndörgő, Vujicsics, Dunavkinje, Vizin, with Balázs Csonka and his band and József Versendi Kovács and his band – at Kossuth Theater, 1 Deák Square (with entrance fee).

8 pm South-Slavic dance house with the music group Poklade at Duna Office House (4-6 Szabadság St.) (with entrance fee)

 

 

22nd February (Saturday)

9 am 49th ‘Lajos Schneider’ Folk Singers’ Contest and Folk Music Talent Contest at Kossuth Theater (1 Deák Square)

9 am – 2 pm Day of open doors with Busó group Zauvijek (House of Craftsmen – Iparosház, 2/B Kisfaludy St.)

10 am – 4 pm Carnival atmosphere with the Buso group of the “Busó Artists” (Buso umjetnici) at Kanizsai Dorottya Museum (9 Kisfaludy St.)

10 am in the city centre: folk art and handicraft fair

10 am in the court of the Serbian Church: Performances of tambura ensembles, dance groups and Busó groups

10 am Tastes of Mohács – open kitchen at the Busó Court, cooking with Busó group Vesele Buše

10 am „Jankele Court“ – Get acquainted with the Jankeles and with Busó group Sebaj. Tastes of traditional dishes and dance lesson (6 Eötvös St.)

10 am on the Folk Stage at the Busó Court: Performances of tambura groups, Busós and dance ensembles

10 am Performance of the Matyó Folk Dance Ensemble with dance course on the main stage on Széchenyi Square

10.30 am Performances of dance groups, music groups and Busós on the main stage on Széchenyi Square

11 am Introduction to Serbian gastronomy in the court of the Serbian Church with Busó group Vragolani

2 pm Wedding march of the Botos Busó group from the Busó Court to Bensheim Square (also visiting the ferry port) and back to Széchenyi Square

2 pm – 6 pm in Síp Street: ”Veselje sa Bušama” – ”Joyful celebration with the Busós”, presentation of mask carving, Carnival games, cart decoration

3.20 pm ”Rebirth of the legend” the Drugovi Busó Group remembers the 2nd Battle of Mohács, with wreath-laying at the statue of the Three brave soldiers on Széchenyi Square

4 pm Performance of dance group Zora, then dance house on Széchenyi Square with music by Dunavkinje

4 pm Lajos Schneider’ Folk Singers’ Contest and Folk Music Talent Contest at Kossuth Theater (1 Deák Square)

4.30 pm Concert of the groups Kis Kata and Maszkura on the stage on Deák Square

5.30 pm Concert of the group Korona on the stage on Deák Square

7 pm Hungarian ball organized by the Reading Circle of Mohács Citizens with music by Póló (with entrance fee) at the Youth Center (Ifjúsági Centrum,16 Széchenyi Square)

8 pm South-Slavic dance evening at Duna Office House, music by group ZORA led by Kićo (4-6 Szabadság St.) – with entrance fee

 

23rd February – Carnival Sunday

9 am in main street: Folk art and handicraft fair

9 am – 1 pm Busó mask carving show at Kanizsai Dorottya Museum (9 Kisfaludy St.)

10 am Meeting with the members of Busó group Kürtös at the Busó Court

10 am Folk-dance performance of nationalities at the Kossuth Theater (1 Deák Square)

10 am Short introductions of Busó groups on Széchenyi Square

10 am Meeting members of Busó group Kolompos and food-tasting in the court of the Serbian Church (1 Szerb St.)

10 am Performances of bands, dance groups and Busó groups on the stage at the Serbian Church

10 am Performances of music groups, Busós and dance ensembles on the stage at the Busó Court

10 am „Two in one“ – Two masters of folk art creating in one workshop, 7/a Kígyó St. (with entrance fee)

10.30 – 11.30 am Carnival preparations of Busó group Télűzők at the Busó Court (17-19 Eötvös St)

10.30 am Šokac dances led by István Darazsacz with music by Poklade on Széchenyi Square

11 am – 1 pm Meeting members of the Buso group of the “Busó Artists” (Buso umjetnici) at Kanizsai Dorottya Museum (9 Kisfaludy St.)

At 12 o’clock – Concert of the band Komšiluk on Széchenyi Square

12.30 pm Performances of dance groups, pipers and Busós followed by Busós crossing the Danube in boats at Šokac Haven (Sokac-rév)

1 pm Concert on Deák Square

1.30 pm  Wreath-laying at the memorial plaque of István ”Páták” Pávkovics together with Busó-group Drugovi (36 Gólya St.)

1.30 pm Folk-dance show of the nationalities on the stage on Széchenyi Square

1.40 pm Gathering of the Busós and Carnival groups on Kóló Square

2 pm Busó procession from Kóló Square to Széchenyi Square

2 pm Performances of folk dance groups and tambura players on the stage of the Busó Court

2.20 pm Šokac folk songs performed by Éva Menyhárt on Széchenyi Square

3.30 pm Busó initiation ceremony and welcome speech by the Mayor on the open-air stage on Széchenyi Square

3.40 pm Free Carnival celebration with the Busós in the city center

4 pm Performances of Busó groups and folk dance groups on the stage on Széchenyi Square

4.30 pm Setting the Carnival coffin afloat in the ferry port, featuring the Bödönhajós Busó group

5.30 pm Performance of the tambura players of Mohács on the stage on Széchenyi Square

6 pm Lighting the bonfire and dancing Kóló with the Busós on Széchenyi Square

8 pm Dance house with the Busós at Duna Office House (4-6 Szabadság St.) music by Orkestar Selo (with entrance fee)

 

 

24th February (Monday)

10 am – 1 pm Handicraft workshop and folk playhouse for children at Kanizsai Dorottya Museum (9 Kisfaludy St.)

1 pm at the Šokac Circle (Sokac Kör, 17 Táncsics Street): Wreath-laying at the memorial plaque of Anka Kersics. Music by the group Komšiluk, followed by the traditional visits of Busós to the houses on Kóló Square and in the surrounding streets

 

 

25th February – Shrove Tuesday

2.30 pm Gathering of the Busó groups on Kóló Square

3 pm March of the Busó groups along the main street to the main square

4 pm Free Carnival celebration in the city center

4 pm ”Picture of Busós” and “Picture of Šokac girls” on the stairs of the Town Hall

5 pm Performance of folk dance ensemble Zora on the stage on Széchenyi Square

5.30 pm Šokac folk songs performed by Éva Menyhárt

6 pm Live tambura music performed by local players

6 pm Lighting the bonfire on Széchenyi Square and burning the coffin, featuring the Buso Club

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS, ADDITIONAL EVENTS AND SIGHTS

 

Kossuth Theater (1 Deák Square)

Exhibition from selected works of local Busó-mask carvers and makers of Busó accessories (21st February – 31st March), opening times: from Thursday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, on 23rd February 9 am – 6 pm

Kanizsai Dorottya Museum (9 Kisfaludy St.) (with entrance fee)

Opening hours during carnival time:

Thursday: 10 am – 4 pm, at 5 pm: exhibition opening

Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm

Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm

Monday: 10 am – 4 pm

Tuesday: 10 am – 3 pm

Busó Court (17 Eötvös St.) (with entrance fee)

20th-23rd February 9 am – 5 pm

24th February 9 am – 4 pm

25th February 9 am – 5 pm

National Memorial Site of Mohács

About 6 km south of Mohács, next to the village Sátorhely

Opening times: between 9 am – 4 pm every day of the week, on 23rd February from 8 am to 4 pm (with entrance fee)

White Stork Museum

Kölked – Open: 21st and 22nd February from 10 am to 4 pm and on 23rd February from 8 am to 1 pm (with entrance fee)

Saint Nicholas Watermill and Treadmill

at the bank of Creek Csele, 1.200 meters from the Louis II monument in the direction of Somberek, next to the main road. Open on 22nd February from 10 am to 3 pm, on 23rd February from 8 am to 3 pm, on 24th February from 10 am to 3 pm, on 25th February from 9 am to 12 o’clock (with entrance fee)

Serbian Orthodox church

1 Szerb St. in Mohács

Open: on 22nd and 23rd February between 10 am and 4 pm

 

Extraordinary post-stamping for the occasion at the Post Office (2 Arany J. St)

On 22nd February 12 am – 4 pm

On 23rd February 10 am – 4 pm

 

 

Folk artists of handicrafts and craftsmen in Mohács with open workshops to visit:

Open creative and demonstrative workshop of Antal Englert and Gábor Lukács, the oldest and most recent Folk Artist of Handicrafts – 7/A Kígyó St. Open: every day from 10 am to 5 pm (with entrance fee)

Open workshop of József Élő, Hungarian Handicraft Prize-awarded Busó-mask carver, Folk Artist of Handicrafts and maker of folk costume dolls, 3 Bakács St. – Open upon prior arrangement via phone: +36 70 770 1560 (with entrance fee)

Open workshop of Zoltán Gagyi, Busó-mask carver, Folk artist of handicrafts, 60 Jókai St. – Open during the Carnival on Thursday, Friday and Monday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Open workshop of Endre Rosta, Busó-mask carver, Folk artist of handicrafts at the Busó Court

Busó House – Exhibition of life-like Busós and female Carnival figures to be visited upon prior arrangement via phone: +36 20 330 7298 (Krisztina Kulutácz)

House of Craftsmen – Exhibition on local handicraft and trade history, 2/B Kisfaludy St. Group visits possible upon prior arrangement.

Blue dyer workshop in Nagynyárád: János Sárdi, Nagynyárád, 5 Dózsa György St., Tel: +36202436328

 

 

Information

Local Government of Town Mohács – Tourinform Office

1 Széchenyi Square, Mohács 7700

Tel: +36 69 505 515, +36 69 505 504

Website: www.mohacsibusojaras.hu

 

Local Government of Town Mohács, organizers

Emese Hegedűs +36 69 505-523

Csaba Vikár +36 505-527

 

The right of program changes is reserved.