Bulgaria’s Pernik scares off evil spirits with colorful carnival

A man dressed in a costume made of animal fur dances during the International Festival of the Masquarade Games in Pernik, Bulgaria, January 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

PERNIK, Bulgaria (Reuters) – Masked revelers in colorful hand-made costumes thronged the streets of Pernik in Bulgaria on Sunday, warding off evil spirits and celebrating the beginning of spring with hopes for good health and a good harvest. The pulsating Surva carnival – the oldest festival of masquerade games in the Balkan country, this year […]

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