The International Festival of Masquerade Games – Surva Festival in Pernik

The International Festival of Masquerade Games – Surva Festival in Pernik

The Surva Festival you can attend in Pernik is unmissable, not only because it is the oldest festival of masquerade games in the country. It is so colorful and unique with costumes, traditions and dances, that it will leave lasting memories in your mind. On January 16, 1966, the winter kukeri carnival held for participants from the Pernik region marked the beginning of annual masquerade games which turned into a nationwide event eagerly awaited each year.