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Mummers against the evil eye

31 January 2014 / 11:01:26  

Representatives of the Slovenian group

The festival of mummers in Pernik is the oldest festival of masquerade games in Bulgaria. Even today it promotes variations of ancient rituals performed by single men, which are part of the Bulgarian folklore tradition. The festival contest lasts several days and traditionally involves about 6,000 people in 100 masquerade groups from all ethnographic regions of Bulgaria. In addition to them, festival "Surva" involves foreign groups of mummers from Europe, Asia and Africa. Here is how Polina Spartyanova saw the festival.

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