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Fourth Kukeri Day in Toronto

10.Apr.2010 This year's kukeri were something else - horrific, numerous, with more scary masks than ever before, and fiercely fired-up. In a word - a sight to fear and remember. The winter's barrenness along with the accompanying evil spirits ran head-over-heels when the kukeri chased them away with their swords, masks and deafening bells. You think this gorgeous weather has come by chance? Think again; it was us, who ushered it in to help Mother Nature prepare for the miracle of crop-bearing. After the custom was fulfilled, Grupo Chile Dance Troupe did a wonderful performance, including a masked dance of their own. Then we danced Chilean and Bulgarian folk dances together. Ah, it was something to behold - on one hand our grim, scary kukeri with their heavy bells ringing, on the other - the gracefully moving, brilliantly colourful Latin-American dancers. After that there was a folk-music-and-dance galore.

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