I have the pleasure to invite you at XXVI International Festival of Masquerade Games “SURVA”2017 which will be held in Pernik from January 27 to January 29 , 2017..
I will be glad to share the magic of Surva together!
/D-r Vyara Cerovska , Chairman of the Organising Committee and Mayor of the Municipality of Pernik/
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SURVA!
Surva, the International Festival of the Masquerade Games held in the town of Pernik is the biggest event of this type not only in Bulgaria but on the Balkan Peninsula as well. It promotes variations of ancient Bulgarian customs that are still alive today. These are an important part of the Bulgarian folklore tradition...
Masquerade rituals come from old pagan times and are still alive in the Bulgarian folklore tradition.
Bulgarian masquerade games are mainly interwoven in the contexts of the holidays between Christmas and Easter. In different regions of Bulgaria men put on masks around New Year, during the twelve days of Christmas...
The city of Pernik
The town of Pernik is home to 93, 000 people and it serves as a municipal and administrative center.
The oldest traces of human settlement in the area date back to the 6th millennium BC. Historians estimate that Pernik was founded roughly at the same time as Troy, which makes it older than the city of Rome! Later, the ancient ...