Macedonia

Meeting of Rusalii, village of Sekirnik, Bosilevo

FYR Macedonia, South-East region
GPS: 41.44337,22.794029

The Rusalii are man dressed in special folk costumes, preforming games with magical content. To the costume a wooden saber is added and the Rusali is holding it in his hand. The ritual to expel the evil, preformed by the Rusalii in Gevgelija, is held in the unbaptized days from 6th to 19th January.

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Kopachka - Macedonian folk dance

FYR Macedonia, East region
GPS 42.010830, 22.714191

Origin: Masleshevo

Dancers composition: man

Holding of the dancers: by belts (left in front of the right hand)

Meter: 2/4

Character of the dance – lively dance with rapid small steps on half feet, rich with jumps, side movements and ...

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Berovka - Macedonian folk dance

FYR Macedonia, East region
GPS: 41.708211, 22.869104

Origin: Masleshevo (Berovo)

Dancers composition: woman

Holding of the dancers: by hands (freely slumped down)

Meter: 2/4

Character of the dance - the dance takes off with quick and small steps of the half feet. It abounds with jumps.

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Pomish li libe Todoro - Macedonian folk dance

FYR Macedonia, East region
GPS 41.736685, 22.190688

Origin: Shtip

Dancers composition: woman

Holding of the dancers: by hands (freely slumped down)

Meter: 22/16 - 11+11 (2 2, 3 2, 2, 3, 2, 2 2, 2)

Character of the dance - fast woman dance, with tiny steps and tiny jumps.

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Osogovka - Macedonian folk dance

FYR Macedonia, East region
GPS 41.921371, 22.411365

Origin: Kochani

Dancers composition: man

Holding of the dancers: by shoulders

Meter: 11/16 (2, 2, 3, 2, 2)

Character of the dance - typically male dance with expressive balance, jumps and sharp movements.

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Crushed salt

GPS 42.0791732,22.1753133

The crushed salt is part of the festive feast of Easter religious holiday, and very often on the Holy Trinity. It is prepared in spring, although the June herbs are more delicious.

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Shtipska pastrmajlija

GPS 42.0791732,22.1753133

Shtipska pastramalija is Macedonia special kind of pie made of dough and meat, originating from the city of Shtip. The traditional pastramalija has a long oval shape with chopped meat on it. The name is derived from the word pastrma, meaning salted and dried meat of sheep or lamb.

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Costumes from Bojmija – Gevgelija

Costumes worn from Bojmija villages originally were made along the river Vardar Cities around Gevgelija and Valandovo.

Men's costumes
Especially interesting is the ritual called rusaliska male costume. Rusalii men dressed in special costumes performing folk ritual games and magical item only in period from 6 to 15 January called by the people " unbaptized days ."

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Folk costumes from Kumanovo

National costumes of Kumanovo were worn in Kumanovo and surrounding villages. Women's costume is a special variant of costumes and men 's transition to male costumes eastern Slavishte , Ovce Pole and Skopje Blatina.

Women's dresses.
Women's clothing from the vicinity of Kumanovo people labeled Zhegligovski area, consisting of white canvas shirt, embroidered with rich embroidery in special technique ...

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Costumes from Bansko (Strumica)

 

The women's costume from the vicinity of Bansko is especially noticeable red clothes Wachau klashna, sleeveless, knee-long, rich folds at the bottom of that dress on canvas shirt, decorated with finely embroidered geometric motifs.

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National costume of Salvishte - Kriva Palanka

In villages around the Kriva Palanka, known in the vernacular as part of East Slavishte, women dress is characterized by distinctive features of special (shopski) costumes - flat cut-out white linen shirt and a black klashna was ever get used, debt to below, with short sleeves, decorated chest and sleeves with lace applications of wool and sterling silver.

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Costumes from Pijanec (Delchevo valley)

In mountainous Pijanec which includes mining region Sasa in female dress styled with simple clothes in calm dark tones on the chest of the shirt which has necklace part, wear Sayaxche quite different in material, cut and decoration by the same robes in the areas of Western Macedonia.

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