Spanish traditions: Cucurrumachos Carnival at Navalosa, Ávila, Spain, by Carlos González Ximénez | #avila #spain

Spanish traditions: Cucurrumachos Carnival at Navalosa, Ávila, Spain, by Carlos González Ximénez

Costumed musical performers called "Mummers" or "Soulers" who would go house to house begging for food donations called "soul cakes" in exchange for prayers on All Souls Day are where the tradition of Trick-or-Treating began. - THE ARMAGH MUMMERS. Ireland

Costumed musical performers called "Mummers" or "Soulers" go house to house begging for food donations called "soul cakes" in exchange for prayers on All Souls Day - where the tradition of Trick-or-Treating began. The Armagh Mummers, Ireland

Japan, Paantu Mask, Okinawa

Five Japanese Festivals You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Of - Paantu Festival (パーントゥ祭り) Where: Miyako Island, Okinawa When: Various times; depends on the location Why: Ritual exorcism

Masquerades, Pagan, Wren, Carnival, Character Design, Watercolour, Irish, Folk, Arts

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Charles Fréger, photographer, has been establishing a large series of portraits about several communities in the world.

Bulgaria's ancient shamanic traditions of mummers and kukeri, now they call it carnival

aegean-okra: “ KARANKONCOLOS The Karankoncolos is a malevolent creature in Northeast Anatolian Turkish, Bulgarian, and Serbian folklore. It is a variety of bogeyman, usually merely troublesome and.

"The Llantrisant Mari Lwyd broke the law at the Banbury Hobby Horse Festival - along with a whole host of startling creatures this week. A local act which dates back to the 17th Century forbids men to dress up as animals - and it has never been repealed."

"The Llantrisant Mari Lwyd broke the law at the Banbury Hobby Horse Festival - along with a whole host of startling creatures this week. A local act which dates back to the Century forbids men to dress up as animals - and it has never been repealed.

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