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Festival of Masquerade Games - Stara Zagora 2008
1 March 2008

The 9th Festival of the Bulgarian Masquerade (Kukeri) Games will gather groups of kukeri from Yambol, Sliven, Haskovo, Plovdiv, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Silistra and Stara Zagora. They will start their procession in the streets of the city centre at 10:30, March 1, 2008. It will finish in front of the City Hall with a peformance of old ritual dances to chase the evil, the cold and the dark and welcome the birth of the new beginning of a new cycle of the nature.

March 1, 2008
10:00 - procession of the participants in Tsar Simeon Veliki Blvd
11:00 - performance of masquerade games

February 28 - March 10, 2008
Exhibition of masquerade (kukeri) masks in Zachary Knyazheski Library, 46 Ruski Blvd.

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