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Poklada – A busójárás és változásai Mohácson
Busójárás The mascarade at carnival time in Mohács and how it has changed. According to tradition this custom held in the southern Hungarian town of Mohács began with children's carnival, held on thursday before the Sunday six weeks before Easter Sunday. The children went from house to house dressed up as various characters. On Sunday the adults went out in carved wooden masks, a sheepskin mask covering their entire head, sheepskin clothing, „sokac” trousers, boots, great cow bells hung from sheekskin belt. Nowadays this custom is well-known throughout Hungary and even abroad as a result of television and radio coverage. This fame has given rise to many changes in the tradition. Avar Anna probes the old ways and the changes.