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Macedonia's Strumica Carnival Continues 350-Year Tradition

Written by Filip Stojanovski On 6 March 2014 @ 18:14 pm | No Comments

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The Strumica Carnival took place in Macedonia from March 1-3, 2014. This traditional celebration [1] [mk] was first mentioned as early as 1670 by Ottoman travel writer Evliya Çelebi [2] and this year was featured by NBC News [3] in a report about twelve similar events around the world.

Members of a Strumica carnival group named "Recycled Baroque."  Photo: Vanco Dzambaski (CC BY-NC-SA) [4]

Members of a Strumica carnival group named “Recycled Baroque.” Photo: Vanco Dzambaski (CC BY-NC-SA)

Photo-activist Vanco Dzambaski shared his photo gallery [4] from this year's Carnival events on Flickr.


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[1] traditional celebration: http://strumicaonline.net/?p=5500

[2] Evliya Çelebi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evliya_%C3%87elebi

[3] NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/photo/brazil-macedonia-carnival-ignites-colorful-celebrations-n42466

[4] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fosim/sets/72157641826045583/

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