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Masks scare away winter

People living in temperate climates have always attached great significance to the arrival of spring and have celebrated it with colourful traditions. In southern Hungary, in the town of Mohacs on the Danube bank, one of the strangest folk traditions attracts thousands of people every year.

Scary masked men wearing fur coats and wooden face masks are known as the ‘Buso’ men. Their procession, the ‘Buso’ takes place at the end of February each year in order to scare winter away and usher in the spring.

Read the original article at: Reuters

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