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Busó Carnival

28th February– 5th March 2019

 

28th 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 Schneider School of Arts (3-5 Vörösmarty St.)

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

1.30 pm Race of the jankeles on Széchenyi Square

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

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

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

4.30 pm Dance house with István Darazsacz and the music group Poklade

5 pm Opening of the exhibition „Europe celebrates Carnival” at Kanizsai Dorottya Museum (9 Kisfaludy St.)

5 pm Children’s Concert of group ALMA at the Youth Center (17 Széchenyi Square)

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

 

 

1st March (Friday)

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 and winners’ announcement of the drawing competition „Six days of the Busó Carnival” at the Busó Court (17-19 Eötvös St)

4 pm Opening of Mária Gaál’s photograph exhibition “Six days of the Busó Carnival” 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 and “Scenes from the lives of the Šokci people” by painter Mária Pecsuvácz at Kossuth Movie Theater (1 Deák Square), featuring music group Šokadija and the Carnival pipers

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

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

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

 

 

2nd March (Saturday)

9 am 48th ‘Lajos Schneider’ Folk Singers’ Contest and Folk Music Talent Contest at Kossuth Movie Theater (1 Deák Square)

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. Interactive exhibition and workshop with Busó group Sebaj, Tastes of traditional dishes and dance lesson (Eötvös Str. 6)

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

10 am Performance of the Batsányi Dance Ensemble with dance house 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

2 pm Wedding march of the Vesele Buše 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 Poklade

4 pm Gala evening of ‘Lajos Schneider’ Folk Singers’ Contest and Folk Music Talent Contest, concert of the participants of the International Meeting of Carnival Pipers at Kossuth Movie Theater (1 Deák Square)

6 pm Folk rock concert 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 (17 Széchenyi Square)

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

8 pm Šokac dance evening at the Schneider School of Arts (3-5 Vörösmarty St.) (with entrance fee)

 

 

3rd March – Carnival Sunday

9 am in main street: Folk art and handicraft fair

9 am – 12.00 Carnival preparations of the Busó group Télűzők – 7/b Vörösmarty St.

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

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

10 am – 4 pm Busó School at the Busó Court – previous registration necessary

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

10 am on Széchenyi Square: Short introductions of Busó groups

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

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

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

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

10.30 on Széchenyi Square: Šokac dance house led by István Darazsacz, music: Poklade

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

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

1 pm on the stage on Deák Square: Concert of the band Rádió Lokál

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

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

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

2 pm Busó procession from Kóló Square to Széchenyi Square

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

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

6 pm Music by Mohács tambura groups on the stage on Széchenyi Square

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

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

 

 

4th March (Monday)

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

6.30 pm “Our friend, Marko – Adventures of an accordion player in popular music” at Kossuth Movie Theater (1 Deák Square) – with entrance fee

 

 

5th March – 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 on Széchenyi Square: Lighting the bonfire – burning of the coffin, featuring the Buso Club

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS, ADDITIONAL EVENTS AND SIGHTS

 

Kossuth Movie Theater (1 Deák Square)

Exhibition from selected works of local Busó-mask carvers and makers of Busó accessories and “Scenes from the lives of the Šokci people”, paintings of the artist Mária Pecsuvácz (1st March – 31st March), opening times: from Thursday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, on 3rd March 9 am – 6 pm

Kanizsai Dorottya Museum (9 Kisfaludy St.)

Temporary exhibition: „Europe celebrates Carnival” (with entrance fee)

Permanent exhibition: “Meeting of peoples at the Danube” (with entrance fee)

Opening times: from Thursday to Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, on 3rd March 9 am – 6 pm, on 5th March 10 am – 2 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 3rd March from 8 am to 4 pm (with entrance fee)

White Stork Museum

Kölked – Open: 1st and 2nd March from 10 am to 4 pm and on 3rd March 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 2nd March from 10 am to 3 pm, on 3rd March from 8 am to 3 pm, on 4th March from 10 am to 3 pm, on 5th March from 9 am to 12 o’clock (with entrance fee)

Votive Memorial Church

(3 Széchenyi Square in Mohács. Tel.: +36 69 322 866)

Serbian Orthodox church

1 Szerb St. in Mohács

Open: on 2nd and 3rd March from between 10 am and 4 pm

 

Hungarian Post Services

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

On 2nd March 12 am – 4 pm

On 3rd March 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.

 

 

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.