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Macedonia 17.01.21 | 18:48

Man from Vevcani faces a year in prison for participating in the carnival and recording the police raid

Georgi Vlajkinoski from Vevcani said that he is being investigated by the police and threatened with a year in prison for taking part in the annual Vevcani carnival. The charges come after the police raided the ancient Vevcani carnival on Wednesday, for alleged coronavirus violations. After four hours...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 15:59

Riot police sent to break up the Vevcani carnival

Strong riot police forces have descended on Vevcani to attempt to prevent the holding of the ages old Vasilica carnival. The large village in south-western Macedonia holds a carnival to honor St. Basil that has its roots to the pre-Christian era, and is a major draw for tourists. Local authorities said...

Macedonia Culture 28.12.20 | 09:00

The Vevcani carnival will be greatly reduced due to the coronavirus epidemic

The Vevcani carnival is the latest event that will be stripped down. Vevcani Mayor Saso Jankoski said that the concerts will be cancelled, but the traditional masked parade, that goes back to pre-Christian times, will still take place. We gave up on the concerts to prevent mass gatherings and the spread...

Culture 10.03.19 | 11:19

Strumica holds its annual carnival

Strumica celebrated its annual carnival yesterday, with hundreds of masked revelers and guests coming from neighboring countries. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who counts Strumica as his political stronghold, was there with much of his Government and EU Ambassador Samuel Zbogar. Even as Macedonia under...

Culture 08.03.19 | 15:14

Forgiveness Day carnival Prochka 2019 starts in Prilep

Prilep’s traditional Forgiveness Day three-day carnival Prochka 2019 starts March 8 at Marko Cepenkov Cultural Center with an exhibition of masks made by children. The exhibit will also present drawings by students from local primary and secondary schools. The best works on the topic of forgiveness...

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