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After a three-year break due to the pandemic, kukers, chaushis, Arabs, babugers and other wonderful characters will once again chase the evil forces with a bang.

The long-awaited festival of masquerade games will be held from January 27 to 29 in the city of Pernik.

Traditionally, the folklore festival is held every year on the last Saturday and Sunday of January.

But due to the high interest, the parades in this year's 29th edition will last three days instead of the usual two.

For the first time in the history of the "Surva" festival in Pernik, there will be three-day masquerade parades 

Over 1,700 participants will rock the central city square.

They will demonstrate ancient Bulgarian customs that are still alive today and are an important part of our folklore tradition.

15 masquerade groups from abroad will also perform - from Greece, Romania, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia, Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Croatia.

The program will start on the morning of January 27 with the children's "Survakariada".

Students from schools in Pernik will participate in it.

The winter custom "Surva" is part of the list of UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage

, BNR reminds.



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