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Area (sq km): 110,550
Population: 7,450,349
Nationality: Bulgarian
Local Name: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian,
Turkish,
Romani
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 lev = 100 stotinki
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Sofia
Dialling Code: +387
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .bg
Religion: Bulgarian Orthodox,
Muslim
Climate: Mediterranean
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-16.00
Major Airports: Burgas(BOJ),
Plovdiv(PDV),
Sofia(SOF),
Varna(VAR)

Dionysus Festival from Bulgaria villas

At the end of January set amidst the incredible Dionysus Festival, also known as the Masquerade Games in Pernik, thousands of performers gather to entertain the masses. The masquerade ritual finds men donning ancient rural costumes dancing in the streets to a frenzy of bells and rattles. Book Bulgaria villas now to witness the Dionysus carnival first hand.

Dionysus Festival
Dionysus Festival

The town of Pernik just southwest of Sofia is home of a truly astonishing spectacle. The Masquerade Games is one of the country’s most honoured and amusing cultural events. The God Dionysus is much revered throughout this part of the world and this is another fabulous festival held in his honour. Come and celebrate Dionysus and drink wine from fantastic nearby Bulgaria villas.

Dionysus Festival Kukeri rituals

This Dionysus Festival is a mix of ancient rituals dating back to Pagan times with a costume competition that will leave you in awe. The ritual is a performance spectacle put on for the people as it has been for centuries. The men in masks are called kukeri and sometimes this event is called the Kukeri Ritual Games.

The men pay homage to Dionysus by wearing fur and rural dress and putting on magnificent masks. They dance through the streets to the clanging of bells and loud rattles to scare away evil spirits and welcome the spring and future harvest. Their songs speak of old folklore and prayers for a prosperous year. Nearby are several Bulgaria villas that will make your stay even more comfortable.

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