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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Battle of Mohács Begins (1526)

In 1526, King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia led a poorly prepared army against a vastly superior Turkish force led by Sultan Suleiman I with disastrous results. About 25,000 of the king's soldiers were killed in the battle, and the rest were taken captive and massacred. Louis himself died during the retreat after being thrown from his horse. The defeat resulted in more than 150 years of Ottoman domination in Hungary. What modern Hungarian expression of bad luck references the battle? More...
Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 4:46:35 AM

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What the heck were Turks doing in Hungary? They must apologize for what they have historically done in Hungary, Balkans, Romania or in Caucasus. And I do not understand, why they renamed Constantinopolis into Istanbul - some articulation problems may be? Too difficult and long a word for Turkish tongue to pronounce?
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According to legend, the residents of Mohács fled to the woods and swamps to avoid the Turkish soldiers. They carved frightening masks and dressed in big woolly cloaks to resemble busó monsters, and returned to town late one night making terrifying noises and scared the Turks away.

The legend lives in the annual end of winter festival, the Busójárás (Hungarian, meaning “Busó-parade). According to Unesco, “ more than 500 busós arrive in rowboats on the Danube for a march through the city alongside horse-drawn or motorized fantasy vehicles.” There are lots of family events and a beyond-rowdy bacchanalian parade.

The trauma of the defeat persists in the consciousness of Hungarians. In times of misfortune, they still say: “more was lost at Mohács” (Több is veszett Mohácsnál). Thousands dead, the Kingdom lost. No matter how bad your day, it must be better than that!
Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 3:51:46 PM
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Remember, the French "Christian solidarity" made it all possible for Suleiman to conquer Central Europe.
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And the war is still ongoing, to some degree.
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