Bulgarian demon chasers festival in Shiroka Luka village

The traditional Bulgarian demon chasers festival in Shiroka Luka village will be held on 04.03.2018.The Shiroka Luka festival called "Pesponedelnik" attracts annually thousands of guests from around the country as well as foreign tourists from the nearby top mountain resort of Pamporovo and other resorts in the region.The costumes of the Bulgarian demon chasers,also called "Kukeri", are made of animal skins and horns, and of wood, and also include large bells attached to the belt. Kukeri walk and dance through their village to scare evil spirits away with their costumes and the sound of the bells.