several occasions during the year,
special ritual games called
take place in Bulgaria. These
games are performed by men only,
dressed in colourful hand-made
Kukeri games aim
to scare away
the evil spirits with
their magic dances, so that the
crops can grow well
The masked men jump, roll on the ground and jingle their
big bells as a protection from
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.