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A kouker dancing in the yard of Damascena rose distillery in Scobelevo, Bulgaria. Every year during the carnival of the roses, in Kazanluk area,  men dressed as monsters (and called kukeri), wearing decorated wooden masks of animals  and bells on their belts walk around the village while dancing, in order to scare the evil spirits by means of their costumes and the sound of the bells. According to the tradition, this would provide a good harvest, health and happiness in the village during the whole year.
A kouker dancing in the yard of Damascena rose distillery in Scobelevo, Bulgaria. Every year during the carnival of the roses, in Kazanluk area, men dressed as monsters (and called kukeri), wearing decorated wooden masks of animals and bells on their belts walk around the village while dancing, in order to scare the evil spirits by means of their costumes and the sound of the bells. According to the tradition, this would provide a good harvest, health and happiness in the village during the...
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