Bulgarian Kukeri dancers carry torches as they perform their ...
Jan 14th, 2012
(AP) - Bulgarian Kukeri dancers carry torches as they perform their ritual in the village of Gabrov dol, on late Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Kukeri is a pagan Bulgarian ritual of Thracian origins, performed between Christmas and Lent by costumed men in sheepskin garments, bells and masks, who walk around and dance to scare away the evil spirits, in hope to provide a good harvest, health, fertility, and happiness. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova) -
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