16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Pagan overtones

Coffin is burned while a man dressed in sheepskin, holding a mutton head on a stick dances around the fire during Busojaras celebrations in Mohacs, Hungary. Busojaras is a annual celebration taking place in Hungarian town of Mohacs at the end of the Carnival season. The celebration features people dressing up in sheepskin, wearing traditional masks and includes folk music, parades, dancing and concludes with burning of the coffin (the coffin represents winter). Despite beeing strongly embedded in Christian calendar it often involves pagan practices, symbols and attributes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Mohacs, Hungary
Camera: X-Pro2
Copyright: © Dawid Zieliński