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   xoxoxoBruce  Friday Mar 31 11:57 PM

Apr 1st, 2017: Kukeri (Not an April Fool)

Kukeri are men who take part in an ancient Bulgarian pagan tradition to scare away the evil spirits
of winter. They gather to chant and dance, wearing home-made wooden masks, animal furs, horns
and sequins, strapping on heavy belts with bells on that can weigh up to 70kg (154lb). The ritual has
continued undisturbed through the centuries, even through Communist times when it was tolerated
by the state.
Winter breaks, Spring is in sight, who doesn't want to party? OK, maybe pro snowplow drivers.

As contradictory as it sounds given the anti-Roma sentiment that often prevails in Bulgaria, in one
region the ritual is preserved by a Gypsy tribe and its leader, who lends all his kukeri belongings to
the younger boys.
♫But every night all the men would come around... ♫ and lay their money down.

The higher on the social scale a kuker is, the more financial support he gives to the group. The money
might go on collecting hundreds of bells (a set of 20 costs 1000,850,$1066) or finding the best goat
fur for the long-haired costumes.
I think these guys are on the take from The Hairclub For Men


BigV  Saturday Apr 1 12:25 AM

The long hair goat images are especially fetching. I'd love to have a costume like that.

xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 1 01:08 AM

Ah ha, I knew you were a closet Furry.

footfootfoot  Saturday Apr 1 07:01 AM

Maybe Sasquatch is really just a wayward Kukeri

Snakeadelic  Saturday Apr 1 08:17 AM

The horns in the first pic are probably from the same goats. If the info hadn't specified goats, I was ready to wonder just how much it cost to import yak hides! But there are some wicked cool livestock breeds in the Eastern Europe/Western Russia area, long-coated goats included. My favorite is the Hungarian racka (or rakka) sheep, which has spiral horns that stick straight up several feet in a wide V shape, or sometimes just straight out to the sides.

Also, never mess with someone whose costume for an extremely athletic end-of-winter festival outweighs the person wearing it!

Gravdigr  Saturday Apr 1 05:03 PM

I think someone has misspelled 'kookery'.

SPUCK  Tuesday Apr 4 12:38 AM

In those fur suits just how long do you think those guys would last once Bubba saw them after he's tied a few on.

"Gimme my ott'6 Mariejeanne".

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