Kukeri

July 9, 2015
Contest: My country's most interesting custom
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Rozalia Roxy Female
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Surva, the International Festival of the Masquerade Games held in the town of Pernik is the biggest event of this type not only in Bulgaria but on the Balkan Peninsula as well. It promotes variations of ancient Bulgarian customs that are still alive today. These are an important part of the Bulgarian folklore tradition and are meant to be performed by single men and women. With its competitive nature, the festival is not only a venue but also a contest for the living vessels of this tradition, namely the Kukeri and Survakari.
The Municipality of Pernik has been holding the festival ever since 1966. In 1985 the festival gained international-event status. In 1995 the International Federation of Carnival Cities accepted the town of Pernik as its full member. In June, 2009 Pernik was proclaimed as the European capital of Surva`s and Mumers.
The International Festival of the Masked games takes place the last weekend of January. Its most attractive feature is its two-day parade for masquerade companies from Bulgaria and abroad.
On average, around 6, 000 people or about 100 groups from every folklore region of Bulgaria, as well as companies from Europe, Asia, and Africa take part in the contest.
The contestants come here to win, to experience the atmosphere, to have fun and, of course, to get the recognition that they have been a part of it all.
The citizens of Pernik and visitors from other parts of Bulgaria and abroad come to watch the show so they can be part of the magic. They want to see the masks in person, they want to touch them for good luck and good health and feel rejuvenated and energized when they leave.

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14 comments from 14 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 02:46:36 PM UTC
Ginka Nikolova  

10

July 18, 2015 08:24:10 PM UTC
Jelena Pantic  

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

July 18, 2015 02:43:29 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 10:48:33 AM UTC
Eli Disheva  

10

July 14, 2015 12:42:35 AM UTC
Zornitsa Ganeva  

hello i voted for your photo with 10 can you vote for me back thank you and good luck! :)

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July 13, 2015 06:43:47 PM UTC
Katie Spirkovska  

10/10.
Can you please vote for my picture too?
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July 12, 2015 03:01:48 PM UTC
Dragos Glavcic  

hey,i voted 10 for your beautiful photo,can you please vote same for me https://www.voubs.com/photo/Echinacea/8bb2b9f4415a20da74423f91cf68e551 thank you and good luck......

July 10, 2015 04:37:59 PM UTC
timea brusnjai  

VOTE YOU 1O POINTS PLEASE VOTE BACK
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THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK

July 10, 2015 07:06:54 AM UTC
Виктор Станев  

Hey,I just voted for you with 10,could you do the same for me.Please support me.Thanks,goodluck!:))))) https://www.voubs.com/photo/Narcis-Narcissus/02b184544d4d93ca79f058f765f...
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July 9, 2015 07:40:29 PM UTC
Maja Bojchevska  

hi ,your first 10 is for me please vote for me :)
thanks
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July 9, 2015 06:36:30 PM UTC