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The Folk Feast Surova in Pernik Region

Language: Bulgarian subtitles Eng

The Surova folk feast, held in villages of the Pernik region, takes place on 13 and 14 January to celebrate the New Year. At night, a masquerade group called the Survakari performs in the centre, featuring characters like the newly-weds, the priest and the bear who visit homes the next day to ‘marry' young couples and ‘maul' people for good health. A meal is offered and donations collected for the needy. All ages participate, particularly young people, building their self-esteem.

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Place/region: Bulgaria, Europe
Series: 2015 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Simeon Grigorov
Participant: Iglika Mishkova, Cvetanka Manova, Nikolay Nachev, Ivan Petrov
Publisher: Bulgaria. Ministry of Culture
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Rights: Bulgaria. Ministry of Culture

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UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-RL-2015-0096800009
Source ref.: DOC:0096800009; CAND:00968
Rights holder: UNESCO; Bulgaria. Ministry of Culture