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Contest: My country's most interesting custom
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Nikolay Stoimenov
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Kukeri (кукери) are elaborately costumed Bulgarian men who perform traditional rituals intended to scare away evil spirits. The costumes cover most of the body and include decorated wooden masks of animals (sometimes double-faced) and large bells attached to the belt. Around New Year and before Lent, the kukeri walk and dance through villages to scare away evil spirits with their costumes and the sound of their bells. They are also believed to provide a good harvest, health, and happiness to the village during the year.

The kukeri traditionally visit peoples' houses at night so that "the sun would not catch them on the road." After parading around the village they usually gather at the village square to dance wildly and amuse the people. Kukeri rituals vary by region but remain largely the same in essence.

Disciplines: Fashion Home and Family

16 comments from 15 voubsters
Елена Керемидова  

Hey,I just voted for your country's most interesting tradition photo.Please VOTE for my daughter's pictures with 10.Write her a commer/message and she would give you 10,too as I did.
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July 30, 2015 02:47:59 PM UTC
Ivailo Markov  

voted 10 can you vote back pls
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July 21, 2015 10:44:48 AM UTC
Ginka Nikolova  

10

July 18, 2015 08:11:17 PM UTC
Jelena Pantic  

Voted 10, can you vote back :) https://www.voubs.com/cache/d3142b2a986553bd63640a613b9f9948.jpg

July 18, 2015 02:15:15 PM UTC
Darko Lazarevic  

Hi! I voted 10 points for your beautiful photo! Vote me back, please, 10 points.
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July 18, 2015 10:41:48 AM UTC
Izabela Damchevska  

hey i voted 10 for your photo :)
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July 17, 2015 01:15:58 PM UTC
Мария Петкова  

I vote for u. Please like, comment or vote /10/ in:
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Thank u  And good luck 

July 17, 2015 10:37:02 AM UTC
Zdravko Petrov  

10+ could you vote too https://www.voubs.com/photo/Gran-Via-/632538325f72d8cbabec04bfc8a55274 Thank you!

July 15, 2015 10:40:25 AM UTC
Виктор Станев  

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July 14, 2015 07:10:56 PM UTC
Боряна Николова  

I voted 10 for your photo, can you vote back?
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Thank you and good luck!

July 14, 2015 03:56:58 PM UTC
Десислава Палакарска  

10

July 14, 2015 11:31:29 AM UTC