The Busó Carnival was included on the representative list of the UNESCO Cultural Heritages in 2009. This Carnival belongs to the family of celebrations bidding farewell to winter, welcoming spring and encouraging fertility, which also can be found in the beliefs of several other nations. It shows similarities to customs of the other peoples and the big festivities of the world. The Busó Carnival starts on Thursday with the Kisfarsang (Little Carnival), its main day Sunday and the closing programme takes place on Shrove Tuesday.
The program is a revival of an 18-19th century tradition. St. John of Nepomuk is the patron saint of waters and the water-born especially of millers. His cult is well-known all over Europe his feast is traditionally held in Baja, in Hungary, too .
The festval is a major event of the choralists in our town. We can boast of having a long tradition of choral singing and more choirs of very high standard and this is their celebration. The venue for the Pentecostal Concert is the grand hall of Kossuth Cinema Concert. It takes place on Whit Sunday or Monday, in the early afternoon. Usually 6-8 choirs present their shows, including choirs from the sister towns of Mohács.
This is the first event of the August festival month in Mohács . It is based on a traditional dish of the Croatian ethnic minority called Sokac living in Mohács. This gastronomicaI speciality is a bean dish prepared in a fireproof earthenware pot over an open fire . It dates back to old times when these people, who were involved in farming, prepared this dish at the edge of the fields in an earthenware pot surrounded with burning wood.
New tradition since the late 1980s, it has been organized by the Community Centre Bela Bartok and the Promenade Restaurant. Venue: the Promenade Restaurant Festival tent in the garden. Time: Second week in August, Wednesday through Sunday, the second major event of the festival month. On the first three days – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday –in the evening there are open -air street balls with live music by local bands.
The third major event of Mohács Festival Month, the International Folk Dance Festival is traditionally held on the feast of St. Stephen and on the three days preceding it. The participants of the festival present their longer individual performances on the stage of the open air cinema at the local community centre from 11 p.m.
To commemorate the Battle of Mohács in 1526, a memorial concert, and wreath laying ceremony has been held in the Historical Memorial Park in the national graveyard every year on the last Sunday in August since its opening in1976.
t was a long tradition for the citizens of Mohács to take the ferry to the mouth of the Csele creek and visit the statue of Louis II erected in 1861( which has been renovated and reconstructed several times since then) and put flowers and lay wreaths on the memorial to commemorate the young king who was killed after the battle.
Closing event for the Festival Month, usually the first or perhaps the second weekend in September. Organizers: Béla Bartók Cultural Center, Vineyard Hill Mohács, Mohács- Boly White Wine Association. It is a one-day event.