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Ensembles from Indonesia and Colombia participated in Koukeri festival in Pernik


The town of Pernik hosted on of the biggest mask festival in Bulgaria from January 28 to 30. Mask groups from Colombia, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Serbia and Macedonia showed their traditional masquerade costumes.

In the festival participated 91 groups from all over the world, for the first time a group from Palestina also participated in the mask festival.

Pernik municipality organizes the festival since 1966. In 2010 the town was announced as the European Capital of Christmas masked dances.



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