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International Festival of Masquerade Games in Pernik

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 Surva's International Festival of Masquerade Games, which is held in Pernik. It is the most authoritative expression of the Bulgarian traditional folk customs and games with masks, as well as in Bulgaria and the Balkans. It helps promote the ancient Egyptian rituals, and reached to the present day. In the festival and participate mummers survakari who are carriers of the tradition.

Surva organized since 1966. cooperation with the Municipality of Pernik. As international was named in 1985. Member of the Federation of European Carnival Cities in 1995 became Pernik. Later Pernik was declared European Capital of mummers and Surva traditions - June 26, .2009 years. And since 2008, the festival is held every year in late January month. The emphasis that is the biggest attraction for tourists is the parade of groups from Bulgaria and abroad, which lasts two days. The festival traditionally participants are nearly 6,000 people gathered in a hundred groups of all Bulgarian ethnographic regions and guests from Asia, Europe and Africa. Participants arrive in Pernik for laughter, emotion. Viewers share game, magic, wish health. The festival fascinates with traditional dishes, Bulgarian folklore, drinks, exciting ceremony attended by young and old supporters of tradition, glamorous spectacle, bonfires and illuminations festival and race.

For two days the streets are competing groups show off their colorful games, masks and costumes. In the running and groups of the world and Europe. They represent different traditions, dances and songs. Viewers can also establish contact the route and scenes.

Interesting exhibitions are found in showrooms in the city. Guests have the opportunity to admire and purchase works of Bulgarian art

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