Posts Tagged ‘custom’

  • Carnival in Strumica

    on Mar 3, 14 • in Anthropology, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off

    Carnival in Strumica

    “Every year with centuries, in a small city in the most southern part of Macedonia, there is a Carnival. The Strumica carnival has a long tradition with centuries. During the Middle Ages it was mentioned by the traveler Evlija Chelebija in 1670. The word Carnival is derived from from the Latin c a r n e – meat and v a l i – goodbye, meaning ”goodbye meat”, which associates the beginning of the fast, in this case the Lenten Fast.” Trimeri is a very old Christian custom which was practiced a long time ago,

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  • Event by UNESCO Club HAEMUS – Happy Grandma March Day 2014

    on Feb 25, 14 • in Anthropology, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, UNESCO • with Comments Off


    On March 01, 2014, at 11:00 am, UNESCO Club HAEMUS will host a public event at Skopje City Mall entitled “Grandma March” Day. Happy First of March! (mk. Среќна Баба Марта) is an annual event held by HAEMUS on 01.03. celebrating both, the beginning of the spring and ancient tradition connected with wearing of martinki (mk. мартинки). The event is supported by Cultural Heritage Protection Office and Institute of folklore “Marko Cepenkov”. Happy Grandma March Day 2014 event on Facebook

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  • Cetr’se ritual included in UNESCO’s Representative List

    on Dec 27, 13 • in Anthropology, Cultural heritage, Culture, Education, Ethnography, Etnology, Management, News, Republic of Macedonia, UNESCO • with Comments Off

    Cetr'se ritual included in UNESCO's Representative List

    The UNESCO National Commission marked Thursday the inclusion of Macedonia’s first ritual, called Cetrse, in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The application was filed in 2011 while the announcement was made during a conference held in Baku on Dec. 2-7. Cetrse is a unique and centuries-old custom marked annually on the Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs (March 22), honoring the venerable martyrs of Sebaste and marking the first day of spring. Participants gather on the streets and squares of Stip and then first go to the church on the

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