The beginning of the festival in Pernik goes back to 1966. Since 1985 it has a status of international event. Usually it is held during the last weekend of January. On Saturday and Sunday you can watch the parade of different groups from all over Bulgaria and abroad. Annually for these 2 days Pernik becomes so lively and crowded with Bulgarians from various regions and foreigners from Europe and even abroad, who have come to Pernik to watch the festival, to feel the spirit of Surva, to learn more about Bulgarian folklore and to have fun all together.
For this year’s schedule you can read more at: en.surva.org/schedule.php