Date: February 24, 2024
In Noszvaj, the annual “Farewell to Winter” festival invites the community and visitors to partake in a spirited tradition aimed at hastening the arrival of spring. This event, marked by a colorful masked parade and the burning of the “Kisze Báb” is a local favorite for driving away the winter chill and welcoming warmer days.
Craft Your Mask:
Before the parade, participants are encouraged to attend a mask-making workshop in the school atrium. Starting at 3:30 PM, this creative gathering allows individuals to prepare their own masks for the parade, adding a personal touch to the festivities.
At 5:00 PM, the parade begins at the schoolyard, moving towards the Wine Square in Imany-side with drummers leading the march. The highlight of the parade is the burning of Kisze at the square, a symbolic act to bury the winter and chant for health and prosperity.
Warm Up at the Wine Square:
Upon reaching the square, attendees can enjoy mulled wine, hot tea, and doughnuts. In the interest of environmental friendliness and safety, bringing your own mug with a lid is recommended.
Mask Making Details:
Creating a mask is simple, yet dedicating time to it enhances the experience. Attendees planning to march with a mask, which is strongly encouraged for an immersive experience, should aim to be at the workshop from the start. This is particularly important for those needing to craft multiple masks.
- The parade route is 1 km long, approximately a half-hour walk, suitable for families with children.
- Given the potential muddy terrain, sturdy attire and footwear are advised.
- Mask making is complimentary. Hot beverages and doughnuts will be available for purchase with cash.
Noszvaj warmly invites everyone to join in the “Farewell to Winter” festival, a communal effort to welcome the spring season.
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Embrace the end of winter and the promise of spring at Noszvaj’s beloved festival, a testament to the town’s vibrant community spirit and the joyous anticipation of seasonal change.
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