Yearly MasqueradeFestival "Kukerlandia"in Yambol town
masquerade festival Kukerlandia represents a synthesis of centuries old
traditions, customs, sounds, shades of light… It would be difficult to put into
words the emotions evoked by the celebration of vernal purifying. Monsters and
creatures, accompanied by the pounding of bells attached
to their belts, perform rituals to chase away phantoms and evil spirits. This
is how with the coming of Spring the spectators of the kukeri take a communion,
immersing themselves in the tumult, wealth of colour, and sorcery of fertility
year between the second and the first Sunday prior to Lent (Zagovezni) the
kukeri in the East of Bulgaria perform their rituals. The Kukerlandia festival
is held annually in the town of Yambol within this period. Dozens of kukeri
groups take part, and thousands of people assemble to watch. The main organizers of Kukerlandia are the
Municipality of the town of Yambol and the Municipality of the Tundzha region.
This is the place to thank them for the wonderful opportunity they give us to
be part of an international event – Kukerlandia!