With history and cultural pride come traditions, and keeping traditions alive is wonderful provided that no one gets hurt. As far as I was able to see, Hungary’s tradition of Pozsony pride fits that bill, and what a wonderful surprise it was to stumble upon their annual celebration of the Battle of Pozsony, aka the Battle of Pressburg and the Battle of Bratislava.
Here’s some info that participants were passing out. A young girl gave me mine. ↓
I was surprised to see that it’s in English because other than photo and thank you, they seemed to only speak Magyar.
Anyway, I had no idea about this battle, nor did I know about this celebration. I was sightseeing and Heroes’ Square was first on my agenda. I was getting snaps of the square when all of a sudden, I heard what sounded like a cross between distant gunshot and a snap.
This is what was coming into the square. ↓
I thought it would be better to try to capture the procession on video, but I managed to get some interesting photos of the people dressed up and other parts of the celebration. Oh, how I LOVE history and culture. 😀 There’s nothing like discovering and learning through travel. 😀
A few metres away from the yurts was a man talking about (what I’m guessing to be) the history of the battle and its significance. The audience was listening so intently.
Of course, the few kids who were there had absolutely no interest in this, and the smaller ones had this great alternative. ↓
Have you heard of the Battle of Pozsony?
Have you ever seen old-fashioned Hungarian clothing, whipping, or anything else in this post?