Surva, International Festival of the Masquerade Games held in the town of Pernik, Bulgaria is one of the biggest event of this type in the World.
You will be touched by the magic of the masquerade tradition that still survives in the region of Pernik. Everything here is for real!
You will surrender to the appeal of Bulgarian folklore reinforced with healthy helpings of food and drinks. You will feel the creative presence of generations of exponents of the tradition.
An incandescent fiery spectacle, bonfires and light shows will envelop you in the festival’s mystery.
For two whole days groups from the country and abroad will show you their unique traditions, masks and costumes in the town square and the streets of Pernik.
Visiting groups from Europe and the rest of the world will present a colorful multitude of customs, songs and dances.
The participants and the audience can interact freely along the parade routes and on the improvised stages arranged throughout the town.
Interesting outdoor exhibitions will be arranged at various places in Pernik.
Well stocked gift shops will allow you not only to admire traditional Bulgarian arts and crafts but also to get yourselves one-of-a-kind souvenirs.