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 . Béla Bartók Community Centre decided to revive this tradition in Mohács. The two-day program , is usually held on the weekend following the sacred calendar day (16th of May).On the first day ( Saturday) at 7 p.m. the programs start at the port on the Danube riverbank, at the Millennium Monument where a stage is put up and brass bands take turn playing music including brass bands from the sister towns as well as the local Mohács Palotabozsok Somberek Youth Brass Band. At 9 p.m. starts a spectacular part of the festival. Several boats lit with candles float down the river and put hundreds of candles fastened to small wooden pads on the water. It is followed by an even more spectacular fireworks display at 9.30 p.m.The closing event of the day is a ball held in the community centre. There is a procession with guild standards on Sunday at two-thirty from Széchenyi square outside Votive Memorial Church to Szent Mihály Square, to the statue of Saint John of Nepomuk. The procession is led by St. John’s carved wooden statue kept in the Holy Museum and a brass band . The patron saint is remembered in a liturgy held in Szent Mihály square. After that they bless the floral wreath which is then thrown into the river from the ferry boat to commemorate all those who lost their lives there. On the ferry, the brass band gives a concert . In the meantime the fish cooking competition is in full swing on the open-air stage in the garden of the Béla Bartók Community Centre, with usually 40-50 entrants . After the results are announced they will consume the typical fish dishes of Mohács prepared in the cauldrons. The ceremony ends with a May Day Ball finishing at midnight. For the fish soup contest an entry fee is charged, as well as for the ball, otherwise the ceremony of Nepomuk is free.