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    Posted on Jan 15, 2013

    13 Things You'll See At Macedonian New Year's

    The Vevchani Carnival in Vevchani, Macedonia is a 1,400 year-old annual party that's kind of like a dirty, raucous mix of our Halloween and New Year's, but way weirder.

    1. There are people in monster masks.

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    The villagers of Vevchani, in Southwestern Macedonia, filled the streets on Sunday, January 13, 2013 to celebrate a 14 centuries old Saint's day. St. Vasilij's Day marks the arrival of the New Year according the The Julian Calendar. The carnival has a lot of pagan influence and in modern times it has turned into a celebration of political and social satire.

    2. A lot of people in monster masks.

    ROBERT ATANASOVSKI / AFP / Getty Images

    3. Fire.

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    4. Just lots and lots of fire and monsters.

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    5. Some celebrities like Barack Obama...

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    6. ...and Elvis.

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    7. Facebook was there.

    ROBERT ATANASOVSKI / AFP / Getty Images

    8. Spongebob Squarepants showed up too.

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    9. A couple of gentleman out for an afternoon stroll.

    ROBERT ATANASOVSKI / AFP / Getty Images

    10. Live music.

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    11. Some Draculas hanging out.

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    12. A witch on a bicycle.

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    13. And a tiny clown.

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