Spring Traditions in Bulgaria

 

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Kukeri

in the Kindergarten

 

On several occasions during the year, special ritual games called Kukeri, take place in Bulgaria. These games are performed by men only, dressed in colourful hand-made costumes. The Kukeri games aim to scare away the evil spirits with their magic dances, so that the crops can grow well and the harvest is rich.
     The masked men jump, roll on the ground and jingle their big bells as a protection from
bad magic.
The Children enjoyed very much the hairy Kukeri costumes. They danced and played noisy games to scare the evil spirits far away.

But beore that, they learned about the old Bulgarian tradition, how and why it was performed.

We suggest that you also learn more about the traditional Kukeri games, by visiting our

Kukeri Traditions site.

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