Bulgarian traditions are very interesting because they are mix of Christian and Ancient Heathen traditions.
In middle of January a lot of Bulgarian towns and villages organises masquerades. The masks must be fearful so that the evil spirits escape.
There are a lof of events in different places related with the tradition to chase the evil spirits.
Some events for Jan 2018:
13 Jan in Leskovac
14 Jan in Simitli
14 Jan in Razlog
26-28 Jan in Pernik
For more information, ihe bulgarian keyword is “Кукер”,”Сурва”,”Маскарадни игри”
This is a good chance to make interesting photos and to feel the unique exciting atmosphere.