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.
The April 2012 Design Issue of The New York Times – T magazine – Featured Harriet Anstruther and Henry Bourne’s home in London designed by Harriet Anstruther, and photographed by Henry Bourne. To see more of Harriet Anstruther’s work click here