site.btaPresident Radev Attends Grand Opening of 29th Surva International Festival of Masquerade Games in Pernik
A procession from Pernik Municipality to the Palace of Culture and a grand spectacle under the motto "The Return" marked the beginning of the 29th Surva International Festival of Masquerade Games in Pernik, Southwest Bulgaria.
The event was attended by President Rumen Radev, ministers, MPs, President of the Federation of European Carnival Cities (FECC) Lars Algel, and Ambassadors.
In his greeting, the Head of State addressed both Pernik residents and guests alike. He said that Surva is not only a spiritual phenomenon, but also an incredible bridge connecting nations.
In his speech for the opening of the Surva International Festival, Pernik Mayor Stanislav Vladimirov said that behind the scary masks are hidden the smiles of locals.