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Then and now

Above is a costume party in Szentendre in 1985, to celebrate Farsang, the Hungarian version of the Lenten carnival season, in a 1985 photo from fortepan.hu. At left is a Farsang celebration of a nursery school on February 10 in Nyíregyháza, in a photo from MTI. As with the carnival season in other cultures, Farsang season in Hungary starts on Epiphany and ends on Ash Wednesday.