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Bulgaria's Largest Kukeri Festival Started in Pernik

VisitBulgaria.NET, Jan 14, 2013

The mummers games in Pernik started yesterday. The festival in the miner's town were opened by the mayor of Pernik Rositsa Yanakieva.

Representatives from the National committee of UNESCO for Bulgaria will attend the event. They will observe the custom. The final decision is expected to be taken during the spring. A special commission in Paris will take the final decision.

The Surva Festival, which first took place in 1966 as a cultural event based on Bulgaria's folklore traditions, is the largest carnival event in Bulgaria and the Balkans.

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