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Ancient Kukeri Tradition Performed in Bulgaria | Slavorum

Ancient Kukeri Tradition Performed in Bulgaria

Wearing fearsome masks and imposing costumes these fantastical creatures make a terrifying sight. These costumed men are taking part in the ancient ritual of Kukeri at the Surva International Festival of Masquerade Games in the village of Pernik, Bulgaria. Terrifyingly the men - known as Kukeri - enter houses in the village, clanging their bells to ward off evil spirits. Held at the beginning of February, the tradition has its roots in pre-Roman Bulgaria. Pictured here are a father and son…

These costumed men are taking part in the ancient ritual of Kukeri. They enter houses in the village, clanging their bells to ward off evil spirits. Held at the beginning of February, the tradition has its roots in pre-Roman Bulgaria.

Ancient Kukeri Tradition Performed in Bulgaria | Slavorum

Ancient Kukeri Tradition Performed in Bulgaria

Kukeri. Photo: BGNES. From bnr.bg/en.  www.mysticalemona.com

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Painted With Lights: Thundering Bells Pulse Through Pernik - Kukeri Festival

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The Zbruch Idol is a 9th century sculpture, and one of the rarest monuments of pre-Christian Slavic beliefs. The pillar is commonly associated with the Slavic deity Svantevit, although opinions on the exact meaning of all the bas-reliefs and their symbols differ.

The Zbruch Idol is a century sculpture, and one of the rarest monuments of pre-Christian Slavic beliefs. The pillar is commonly associated with the Slavic deity Svantevit.

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