A pagan tradition in a Christian daily life
In my hometown, Razlog, we still keep a pagan tradition woven into our Christian everyday life.
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I grew up in a town that celebrates the new year in an unconventional way. The Kuker games are a mandatory element of this celebration, but they take place on 01.01. Without them, it seems as if the New Year does not come on time and does not go as we expect, it would be unhappy and barren. Babies and older are dressed in special costumes. There are several costumes – the traditional women’s scarlet petticoats, men’s costumes, and Kuker costumes.  

Kuker costumes are made of goat skins, costing dearly to any maniac. but for tradition money does not count, it should be spent with pleasure. 

Women’s scarlet petticoats are a collection of bright and saturated colors, colorful and vibrant, stylish and beautiful.

My grandparents sewed these petticoats. I grew up with them. I used to hide under the table my grandparents worked at. I even took food with me – to stand there all day without moving, lest I drop something. What can a 6-7-year-old girl drop? I didn’t wear any of them – until

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