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.
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.