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Kukeri (Bulgarian: кукери) is a traditional Bulgarian ritual for driving away the evil spirits. Every year around New Year and before Lent m...
Kukeri festival - Bulgaria
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KUKERI Made in Bulgaria
Laufr (Jumper), Třebič, Czech Republic, 2010–2011,Charles Fréger, Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
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International Folk Festival, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
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
Bulgarias Kooky Kukeri Festival ~ These masks are decorated to represent animals and are double-faced (one side smiling, the other threatening) to represent the co-existence of good and evil.
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Kukeri festival - Bulgaria
Klausen & Bärbele: Klausen & Bärbele - ursprüngliche Bräuche im Oberallgäu
Bulgaria's ancient shamanic traditions of mummers and kukeri, now they call it carnival
Kuker is a divinity personifying fecundity, sometimes in Bulgaria and Serbia it is a plural divinity. In Bulgaria, a ritual spectacle of spring (a sort of carnival) takes place after a scenario of folk theatre, in which Kuker's role is interpreted by a man attired in a sheep- or goat-pelt, wearing a horned mask.
Kuker mask. Surva International Festival of Masquerade Games. Pernik - Bulgaria
Bulgaria Kooky Kukeri Festival ~As previously mentioned, the ancient festival dates back to the second millennia BC in honor of the Thracian god Dionysus. And through sacrificial rites and masked impersonations, the festival also follows the tradition of representing the life cycle of conception, birth, death and rebirth.
Pernik, Bulgaria - 29.01.2011: ragazzo non identificato con il costume tradizionale Kukeri sono visti al Festival Internazionale dei Giochi ...
Bulgaria, Mummers, The Kukeri
Tsar Boris III - Under King Boris III, Bulgaria was the only nation in Europe to save its entire Jewish population during the Holocaust. Boris was one of the few world leaders who defied Hitler face to face during the war, refusing multiple times to deliver his Jewish citizens beyond the borders of his kingdom.