The feast of animals, on St. George’s Day – Regional

Event Title The feast of animals, on St. George's Day - Regional
Event type: Gastro , Traditional, Cultural ,
Location: Hortobágy, Fair Square

One of the outstanding events of the pastoral life was St. George’s Day, which is still a celebration of Hortobágy. This year, on April 27, the animals will be thrown into the wilderness.

The animals go to the pastures in Hortobágy from early spring – St. George’s Day. The shepherd is responsible for the animals entrusted to him, so the number of animals counted together with the farmer has been put to a tree, one half of the rotten tree at the shepherd and the other at the farmer.
This tradition is cultivated on St. George’s Sabbath at Hortobágy’s Fairground, one of the most outstanding events in the life of shepherds, where old shepherds and small butchers lit a pastoral fire to celebrate winter and greet the spring.
On this day, the animals were first expelled from their winter shelters.
Meet the Hortobágy shepherds, celebrate the arrival of spring here! Get to know the values ​​of Hortobágy World Heritage!


  • Parade of Hortobágy Shepherds and Animals
  • Craft fair
  • Stage music shows
  • Cauldron dishes
  • Folk playground and playhouse

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