Bulgaria, Kyustendil district

“Kyustendil Spring” Traditional Holiday

The Kyustendil Spring festivity is the symbol of the city. Young girls compete to be chosen as the most beautiful maiden in town.
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This tradition was the first of its sort in Bulgaria. “Kyustendil Spring” is a present-day reconstruction of Thracian and Roman religious practices coupled with Christian symbolism.

Видео: (минута 3.28 от част 2 на филма за Кюстендил)