Tuesday marked the 71st Anniversary of Macedonia’s National Liberation Struggle. In celebration an awards ceremony was held to recognize Macedonians in the fields of science, art, economics, and other key areas of public interest.
For visitors headed to Macedonia a new government sponsored complex dedicated to heroes of the country should be of great interest. Situated in the middle of the Skopje 2014 capital project, wondrous statues reminescent of the golden age of Macedonian culture rise to inspire.
Some miraculous news of the Easter holidays arrived from Macedonia recently as tourists flocked to see frescoes at the St Demetrius church in Skopje. According to the reports, the paintings changed colors dramatically promoting Orthodox Christians to believe the famous wall paintings underwent a diving change.
The Balkans may have been deluged by one of the most extreme cold snaps in living memory this winter, but that hasn’t done anything to harm local tourism industries across the region, least of all in Macedonia
The Galičnik Wedding takes place every year on St. Peter’s Day (July 12), in Galičnik, a scenic mountain village, one of the oldest Mijak villages in the region.
One of the oldest Macedonian traditions is the Vevčani Carnival, which is estimated to be over 1,400 years old. The carnival is celebrated January 13 and 14 every year, and is dedicated to Saint Basil the Great.
A long awaited rail link between Bulgaria and Macedonia is finally on the table as the two countries evaluate the feasibility of the project. Not only will the primary countries gain valuable trade and tourism connectivity, the entire region with benefit from increased transportation and infrastructure enhancements.
Macedonia is in full musical swing this month with the Autumn Music Festival at the capital Skopje. This year’s cultural event promises to be the best ever, with performances from artists of the Balkans and beyond. For those who have never visited Macedonia, this may be the ideal time to acquaint themselves with this small but wonder laden treasure of the Balkans.