Surva Carnival (Festival of the Masquerade Games) 2020

When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - Sunday, January 26, 2020 - Estimated date!
Surva Festival of Masquerade Games in Pernik - Photo by:www.surva.org
Pernik Masquerade Games
Surva Festival of Masquerade Games in Pernik
Photo by:www.surva.org
Pernik which is located in North West Bulgaria holds every year the Surva Carnival. This is a two days festive carnival dedicated to masks and disguises.

The event is known as one of the greatest carnivals of the Balkan. The main idea of the carnival, which started on 1966, is reviving and renewal of ancient culture traditions with emphasis on traditional Bulgarian dress.

Thousands of people, local and tourists pour into town and the demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time.

The carnival reaches its climax in a giant disguise/ mask parade with the participation of representatives from Bulgarian villages and lot of groups from out of the country.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Pernik and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
Accommodations around Pernik:
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IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Municipal Administration
Cultural Section
1A Sv. Ivan Rilski Sq.
Pernik, 2300
Bulgaria
Phone: +359 76 684 231, 246, 232
Fax: +359 76 604 684 Or +359 76 603 890
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Sofia
Currency:
lev (BGL)
Voltage and Frequency:
230V 50 Hz
Dialing country code:
+359
Time Zone:
UTC+2 , (Summer UTC+3)
Language:
Bulgarian 84.5%, Turkish 9.6%, Roma 4.1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census).
Location:
Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey.
Climate:
Temperate; cold, damp winters; hot, dry summers
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Bulgaria, State Agency for Tourism 1 St.Nedelya Sqr Sofia 1040 BULGARIA Phone: +359 (2)9335811 Fax: +359 (2)9896939
Bulgaria background and overview
The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
76
Longitude:
23.03333°
Latitude:
42.6°

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