Busojaras Festival, T Magazine

Posted on March 30, 2017

For T Magazine, portraits from Hungary’s Busojaras Festival in Mohacs every February leading up to Shrove Tuesday, Busós scare winter away. The story behind this magical festival comes from the local Sokci community, whose mask-clad ancestors supposedly scared the Ottomans away. Today, the main event is a costumed procession through the town. But before that begins, the Busós arrive in groups from all corners, some crossing the Danube in boats from a nearby island. Folk musicians perform and Busós tease, provoke and entertain. Henry Bourne captured the 6-day-long  festival while on assignment for T magazine, the style magazine of the New York Times. follow @tmagazine to see more photos.

 

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

 

 

 

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

Busojaras Festival T Magazine

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