– The Kukeri Festival in Bulgaria will perform shows on 11 January 2012
12/14/2011 announce that the famous Kukeri Festival will take place on 11th January 2012. This annual event takes place in rural areas and villages all around Bulgaria where men in their thousands come together to perform an ancient ceremony passed down through the generations from father to son, and it is this ceremony which is the centre of the Kukeri Festival.

Online PR News – 14-December-2011 – – Performers of the Kukeri ceremony are in costumes, which they take great pride in making themselves. The costumes themselves are made of sheepskin with copper bells tied around the middle and strange looking masks complete the ensemble.

The Kukeri performers then perform dance routines and songs in order to scare away evil spirits that are said to return to earth during the winter months, before partaking of a huge feast. Enormous effort is put into the making of the Kukeri costumes and masks that look very resplendent and awe-inspiring when worn, and are considered as traditional works of art.

Kukeri is an important aspect of Bulgarian culture that comes from the days of the Thracian rulers and holds a strong tie to farming and peasant life. The Kukeri Festival today is unique in its history and can be seen nowhere else but Bulgaria. The Kukeri Festival is popular with overseas historians and with people from neighbouring countries.

Because the Kukeri Festival is popular with locals and tourists alike, for visitors looking for hotels in Sofia City Centre will enjoy the convenient location of a central hotel ideally suited to tourist and business guests. Demand for accommodation is expected to rise however so to avoid disappointment early booking is recommended at this time of year.

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