Koledari, traditional teams of young men who go around the neighborhood on Christmas Eve singing and dancing, are a Bulgarian tradition. This group, most of whom looked like Roma, came down our street Sunday. They were performing for handouts. We gave them a couple of lev.
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|Note the large round loaf of bread (pitka) held by the last dancer.||The "animal" figure speaks no words, but makes animal noises.||Note the man on left -- leader of the group -- holding a wine flask.|