Culture

Israel-Macedonia’s 20th Anniversary of Relations Marked at OSU

Israel-Macedonia’s 20th Anniversary of Relations Marked at OSU

Earlier this year, the State of Israel, working together with the Holocaust Fund of the Jews from Macedonia, invited the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra to perform in Tel-Aviv in celebration of the 20 years of close ties between the Republic of Macedonia and the State of Israel. A touching ceremony, the orchestra performed songs in Hebrew, Ladino, and Yiddish to commemorate…

10th Macedonian Masquerade Even More Popular Among Washingtonians

10th Macedonian Masquerade Even More Popular Among Washingtonians

This year’s United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade – Vasilica Celebration held at the Embassy of Macedonia in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 was an overwhelming success. Over 270 Macedonians and friends of Macedonia attended this 10th annual gathering, always held during Martin Luther King weekend, linking two Macedonian traditions, the Orthodox New Year’s and…

Bridge Building Between Young Jewish- and Macedonian-American Professionals

Bridge Building Between Young Jewish- and Macedonian-American Professionals

  Click here for pictures. On Monday, June 2, American Jewish Committee (AJC) ACCESS DC and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joined together for a wonderful evening of bridge building. The event was hosted at the United Macedonian Diaspora’s offices in downtown Washington, D.C., which provided a warm atmosphere for the occasion. The participants included approximately 15 young Macedonian-American professionals and…

UMD Hosts Discussion with Balkan Echoes’ Martin Koenig

UMD Hosts Discussion with Balkan Echoes’ Martin Koenig

On April 10, 2014, at the UMD office in Washington, D.C., UMD hosted a discussion with nationally recognized dancer ethnographer, cultural specialist, and co-founder of New York City’s Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Martin Koenig, from Seattle. Koenig spoke about a special project “Balkan Echoes: Music from Macedonia: A Recording Partnership with Smithsonian Folkways.” To learn more about the…

UMD Chicago Kicks Off 2014 With Winter Extravaganza

On January 25, UMD held a Macedonian Winter Extravaganza at the oldest Macedonian Orthodox Church in North America, Sts. Peter and Paul Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, in Crown Point, Indiana. The purpose of the evening was to strengthen, unite, celebrate, and activate our community, while raising funds for charitable causes. After the event, UMD donated $700 to support the cancer treatment…

Macedonian Poetry Evening Held in Washington, D.C.

Macedonian Poetry Evening Held in Washington, D.C.

On October 7, 2013, a special poetry evening was held at the United Macedonian Diaspora’s office in Washington, D.C. featuring Dr. Natasha Garrett and Nola Garrett. Prior to the poetry readings, UMD President Metodija A. Koloski provided the audience with a briefing about the 4th UMD Global Conference held in Macedonia this past summer. “I am delighted to have had…

UMD Commemorates 110th Anniversary of Ilinden

UMD Commemorates 110th Anniversary of Ilinden

  August 2, 2013 — Krushevo, Macedonia — As people from across the country and UMD delegates from around the world gather at Krushevo to mark 110 years since the St. Ilija’s Day Rebellion, Macedonian patriots reflect on the sacrifices made by our ancestors for the cause of Macedonian national liberation. The August 2nd Ilinden holiday is typically marked by…

UMD Promotes Macedonian Author and Language Preservation in Washington, D.C.

On April 17-18, 2013, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) hosted distinguished professor Dr. Christina Kramer of the University of Toronto, and Chair of the Slavic Language and Linguistics Department for two discussions on the Macedonian language over the last century and the works of Macedonian author – Ambassador Luan Starova. Academician Kramer is also an external member of the Macedonian…

UMD Congratulates Sydney-based Macedonian Library on 35th Anniversary

The United Macedonian Diapsora (UMD) is pleased to congratulate the Grigor Prlicev Macedonian Literary Society and Library in Sydney, Australia as they mark their 35th Anniversary.  The Library, named after the well-known Macedonian author Grigor Prlicev, was founded on March 31, 1978 by a group of enthusiastic members of the Australian-Macedonian community in Sydney in order to perserve, study, and…

Petition Against Any Changes to Macedonian Name and Identity

UMDiaspora has initiated a petition campaign . Signatories to said petition agree to act as human rights advocates pledging to end racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination against people of ethnic Macedonian origin.  Dr. Sam Vaknin, delivered a speech at the meeting of the Canada-Macedonia Chamber of Commerce in Toronto, Canada on December 4th, 1999, in which he stated in regards to the…