Culture

NYC Turkish- and Macedonian-American Cultural Evening A Success

NEW YORK CITY, NY – October 12, 2009 – Over 200 Turkish-Americans and Macedonian-Americans and friends gathered at the Turkish Center in New York City to experience the rich cultures of Turkey and Macedonia on the evening of Friday, October 9, 2009.  Between networking and getting to know one another, attendees enjoyed Turkish and Macedonian foods, folklore, and music.  The event…

UMD Proud to be a Sponsor of Macedonian Film Festival

UMD Proud to be a Sponsor of Macedonian Film Festival

UMD is proud to be a sponsor of the 4th Annual Macedonian Film Festival in Toronto, and the 1st of its kind outside of Macedonia.  MFF takes place October 15-18, 2009.  On their opening night, MFF will screen the long-anticipated film A Name is A Name.  Don’t miss out!  Get your tickets today by clicking HERE.  Please follow and like…

UMD Questions Greek Foreign Minister – Watch the video

United Macedonian Diaspora President Metodija A. Koloski questions Greek Foreign Minister about Greece’s lack of minority rights for Macedonians, Albanians, Turks, Roma, and Vlach, and its non-ratification of key international human rights treaties dealing with minority rights.  The Greek Foreign Minister spoke on February 23, 2009 at Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. on the topic Collective Security in the 21st…

UMD Marks International Mother Language Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 21, 2009 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) marks International Mother Language Day and recognizes the great importance of safeguarding the linguistic and cultural heritage of the rich and diverse Macedonian language.  The Macedonian language, diverse in dialects, is spoken by an estimate of over 4.5 million people worldwide most notably in the Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, and Serbia, with several hundreds of thousands in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the U.S.  “UMD urges Macedonians to preserve our rich language and heritage and to ensure its continuation for many generations to come,” stated Metodija A. Koloski, UMD President, “it is important for our younger generations to learn the Macedonian language.”

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Macedonian Museum exhibits Prehistoric Ladies of Macedonia in Zagreb

Museum of Macedonia exhibition “Prehistoric Ladies of Macedonia” will be opened in the Zagreb Archaeological Museum on Tuesday evening. The display includes the results of a six-decade research in the field of archaeology through the prism of spiritual and aesthetic expression of the ancient Macedonian population that had lived in the region of today’s Republic of Macedonia. A total of…

Four markers for lunar observance revealed at Kokino

Skopje, November 1 (MIA) – People possessing great knowledge of the Sun and the Moon, as well as the secret of their eclipse, had existed in the period between 18-20 centuries B.C. in the area that is currently located in the northern part of the Republic of Macedonia. These people created a lunar calendar and organized its life according to…

Macedonian Diaspora Mourns Tragic Death of Tose

Macedonian Diaspora Mourns Tragic Death of Tose

With uttermost sadness, numbness and disbelief the United Macedonian Diaspora received the news this morning of the tragic death of our beloved Tose Proeski.  UMD, its members, and the entire Macedonian Diaspora throughout the world send deepest condolences to Tose’s family, friends and fans worldwide.  Tose will be unforgettable icon for Macedonia.  His devotion to family, religion, childen, and Macedonia will always be remembered,…

Macedonia Chooses Manchevski’s “Shadows” for Oscars

The Macedonian filmmakers chose Milcho Manchevski’s new film, SHADOWS, to represent Macedonia in the 2008 Oscar race.  The committee picked SHADOWS today to be the Macedonian entry in the Foreign-Language category. SHADOWS, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, tells the story of a young physician (played by Borce Nacev) who seems to have it all: a…

Karolina talks to UMD about winning Eurovision 2007

Karolina talks to UMD about winning Eurovision 2007

SKOPJE, MACEDONIA—After an unsuccessful bid to win the 2002 Eurovision Contest, landing her in 19th place, Karolina Goceva is going at it again, this time more confident than ever.  Karolina won the Macedonian Eurosong competition with the song “Mojot Svet,” beating out 20 competitors by a wide margin.  The song was written by Grigor Koprov and composed by Ognen Nedelkovski.…

Winter events have long, festive pasts

By Christopher Deliso, Lonely Planet

Despite its partially Mediterranean climate, Macedonia in winter can be snowy and cold. No surprise then that the country’s hospitable inhabitants keep warm with copious amounts of food and grog, along with carnivals marked by costumed tomfoolery.

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