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And This Is How Bulgarians Scare the Evil Spirits Away

By dancing around villages, wearing massive wooden dicks around their waists.

af Deyan Georgiev
12 februar 2013, 8:00am

Kukeri is a traditional Bulgarian ritual that takes place sometime between the New Year and Lent. Grown men dress up in furry costumes and go dancing around villages, in an attempt to scare away evil spirits and bring good harvest and health to the community for the year.

They do this by imitating various physiological acts – like sex and giving birth – and by wearing massive wooden dicks around their waists.

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