Cultural & Historical

Mustafa Pasha Mosque

Mustafa Pasha Mosque –  Mustafa Paşa Camii – Мустафа Пашина Џамија This mosque built in 1492 in honor of Mustafa Pasha, vizier (minister) for the sultans during the period Macedonia was part of the Ottoman Empire.  The marble plaque above the entrance not only indicates (in Arabic) the year the […]

Vevchani Carnival

Vevchani Carnival (Вевчански карнивал, Vevčanski carnival) The Vevchani Carnival, one of the most renowned village festivals in the Balkans, is an annual event held on the 13th and 14th of January to coincide with the Orthodox New Year on the Julian Calendar.  It is said that this festival has been […]

Galichnik Wedding (Galička Svadba)

Galička Svadba – Galichnik Wedding – Галичка Свадба The Galička Svadba is an annual two-day event that brings to life the local traditions and cultural heritage of the mountain village, Galičnik (Галичник, Galichnik) located in the Mavrovo National Park on the Bistra mountain massif. This wedding celebrates centuries’ old traditions […]

Ilinden Monument

The Ilinden Monument – Споменик Илинден, also known as the Makedonium – Споменик Македониум This historical landmark and the symbol of Kruševo (Крушево, Krushevo) is a monument to the Ilinden Uprising in 1903 against the Ottoman Empire.  The term Ilinden derives from Sveti Ilija (St. Elijah) as it was on […]

Dolneni Folk Music Festival (Pece Atanasovski)

Dolneni Music Festival – Dolnenskiot Festival – Долненскиот фестивал (The Dolneni Music Festival id commonly called the Pece Atanasovski Festival – Пеце Атанасовски Фестивал) This annual festival held in the village of Dolneni, 17 kilometers north of Prilep was founded in 1973 by Pece Atanasovski.  Pece, born in Dolneni in 1925, […]