Happy New Year! May it be a healthy and prosperous one.
After 3 years of interruption, the biggest Kukeri (mummers) festival in Bulgaria – Surva – is back. It will be held on January 27, 28, 29 in Pernik. For the programme, check the FB page and the official site. If you want to experience the authentic local Kukeri traditions, head for the villages around Pernik and Breznik on the night of January 13th and during the day on January 14th. Here is the program for Breznik villages (in BG), Pernik villages (in BG) and a FB page (in BG) to regularly check for Kukeri events. In the meanwhile you can get a preview of the tradition here and read our culture corner slides this week to learn more about this unique tradition.