Busójárás is an annual celebration of the Šokci living in the town of Mohács
The Poklade or Busójárás is an annual celebration of the Šokci living in the town of Mohács, Hungary. Held at the end of the carnival season and ending the day before Ash Wednesday. The celebration takes place in winter season, features Busós (people wearing traditional masks) and includes folk music, masquerading, parades and dancing.
Lasting for six days, the vibrant Poklade, or Busójárás festival, includes burning a man made of straw on a bonfire, with some saying this represents scaring away winter. The festival involves wandering the town, consuming spiced wine and pálinka (fruit brandy), and taking part in the numerous themed activities.