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One day in Chelnik © Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente Trentina, Archive Carnival King of Europe
14 minutes / Colour / 2008
Directed by
Michele Trentini

Anthropologist Giovanni Kezich

Country of production Italy

Series Carnival King of Europe

On the day of the Kukeri, mysterious, impenetrable masks visit every house in Bulgarian Thrace, and end up in the village square for a most persuasive wedding and ploughing ritual.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 4 SPEEDING THE PLOUGH. An old plough is the protagonist of the ancient masquerade in a number of European settings, where some explicit reference to ancient agrarian rituals is brought into play.

Films included in DVD 4: A Rite on the Run: the Blùmari of Benecija (10 minutes), One day in Lancova Vas (9 minutes), One day in Chelnik (13:30 minutes), A good day in Sharnford. God Speed the Plough! (14 minutes), Speeding the Plough in Stilfs (21:30 minutes), The Sacred Thresh (18 minutes).

Region South-East Europe

Country Bulgaria

Keywords Festivals / Carnival Folklore