After a short walk, we find ourselves surrounded by so many Busos and stands filled with Hungarian traditional foods and drinks. The students were excited and also a little bit scared at the same time. That’s because:
"The busos, wearing big sheepskin costumes and horned wooden masks make an impressive entrance: they arrive in rowboats from across the Danube and parade through the city, making noise with cowbells and rattles, to scare away winter. Some of them arrive riding fantastically motorized or horse-drawn vehicles. Their helpers, the 'Jankele', are groups of children roaming the streets, dressed in rags and wearing stockings for masks, who carry sacks filled with rags to give a playful beating to the girls."
We enjoyed the festival so much. With this trip, the students became a little bit more „Hungarian” and learned a few things about our culture as well.