The international festival of masquerade games “Surva” in Pernik is the most authoritative event in Bulgaria and Europe of traditional folk games and customs with masks. He popularized variants of an ancient ritual that have reached today, part of the Bulgarian folklore tradition. With its competition program, the festival is a meeting of survakars, kukers, babugers, jamalars and many others. Thousands of tradition bearers from all ethnographic regions of Bulgaria and guests from Europe, Asia and Africa participate in the festival competition every year. Participants come to Pernik for the emotion, the fun, to share the magic of “Surva”, to feel renewed, to wish each other health and luck.