Tag: vevcani
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 15.01.21 | 17:04

Vevcani municipality condemns burning of Bulgarian flag at the carnival

The Municipality of Vevcani strongly condemns the act of burning the flag of the Republic of Bulgaria during the Vevcani Carnival, the Mayor Saso Jankoski said on Friday. This act, according to him, does not correspond to the position of the Municipality and the largest percentage of its population. On...

Macedonia 15.01.21 | 13:23

Interior Minister Spasovski insists that the police raid on the carnival in Vevcani was “nothing spectacular”

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski dismissed the riot police raid on the village of Vevcani on Wednesday as “nothing spectacular”. The police disrupted the large procession of villagers who were donning masks in the ancient tradition of the region, ostensibly for coronavirus violations. Spasovski...

Macedonia 15.01.21 | 10:42

Bulgaria protests the burning of its flag during the carnival in Vevcani

Bulgarian Ambassador to Macedonia Angel Angelov sent a protest note to the Government after the Bulgarian flag was burnt during the Vevcani carnival. The ancient celebration held each year on the feast of St. Basil includes wearing of masks that date back to the pagan times, but also contemporary masks...

Macedonia 14.01.21 | 13:54

A day after the riot police intervention in Vevcani, still no answers from the Interior Ministry

The Interior Ministry still hasn’t reported official details from the heavy-handed intervention of the riot police in Vevcani yesterday. Participants in the ages old Vevcani carnival, held every year on the feast of St. Basil, were dispersed by the police which came out in force. Some citizens...

Macedonia 14.01.21 | 10:11

Siljanovska: As in 1987, police attacked the free spirit of Vevcani

Member of Parliament Gordana Siljanovska – Davkova, who was presidential candidate for VMRO-DPMNE at the 2019 elections, advised Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to talk to the people of Vevcani about the events of 1987, when the village was besieged by the police of then Communist Yugoslavia. The major...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 21:42

Misajlovski: What is happening in Vevcani is a mass spiritual murder of their own people

What Zoran Zaev is doing in Vevcani is extremely inhumane and against the Macedonian tradition, the Vice President of VMRO-DPMNE, Vlado Misajlovski, said in an interview with the “Sto ne e jasno” show. In the interview, he spoke about the bad government policies regarding the economic and health...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 18:58

Mickoski blasts the government for breaking up the Vevcani carnival, while it allowed holding elections in Stip

Hristijan Mickoski, the leader of VMRO DPMNE commented on today’s event in Vevcani, when during the Carnival, the police intervened and attacked the people, reminding that during the local elections in Stip the same police stood aside during the celebration of victory of the new mayor. When the...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 17:56

History in Vevcani repeats itself: Government censors freedom of thought and satire

History in Vevcani repeats itself. As 33 years ago, the authorities sent police forces to Vevcani to attempt to prevent the holding of the ages old Vasilica carnival and to censor freedom thought and satire. The large village in south-western Macedonia holds a carnival to honor St. Basil that has its...

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...

Macedonia 25.06.20 | 20:00

Mickoski: All SDSM accomplished over the past three years was to erode our dignity

SDSM had a chance to do a lot of things, but over the past three years, the only thing they did was erode our dignity and bend the spine of the Macedonians, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski during an election event in Vevcani. Mickoski’s comments were a response to the newly promoted SDSM...

Macedonia 20.11.19 | 21:31

It pays to be on the Government’s side: Company owned by the Mukoski family wins another public contract

Atrium, a construction company owned by the family of former VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Krsto Mukoski, won yet another public contract. The Mukoskis are having a streak of good luck winning public contracts after the head of the family turned his back on VMRO and voted in favor of renaming Macedonia. The...

Macedonia 02.04.19 | 19:30

Mickoski: With these presidential elections, we give Zaev his yellow card

Ahead of the main rally planned for Struga, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski was in the historic village of Vevcani, where he met with supporters. Zoran Zaev and his men are the source of injustice in our country. We will give them a yellow card in these elections. They believed that they lied...