Yambol is getting prettier and the town’s park is turned into a bright-colored town of kukeri. This year’s XXth edition of the International mummer's festival Kukerlandia gathered around  an even greater number of mummers than the previous editions. About 90 kuker troupes from 17 regions of Bulgaria performed ancient Surva rituals jumping and dancing around with 30 000 bells of different size on their belts accompanied by beating drums. The anniversary edition of the festival was held from 28th February to 3rd March. It was a colorful spectacle where fearful and funny sights combine. The colorful garlands all around the town created a wonderful atmosphere with a sensation of quirkiness in the air. Plenty of activities were offered throughout the four festival days. You could see children’s workshops and contests as well as animated movies on kuker legends. There was a parade of kuker’s masks each of which was three metres in height. Various thematic exhibitions were open for visiors. There were also special marketplaces around the town. You could watch the masquerade games where a large number of participants from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia and Korea were dancing around. Yambol was a truly colorful place with spirit-lifting events happening around. 

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