Culture

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.

New Jersey Issues Joint Legislative Resolution on Macedonian Independence

Release No. 06-09/08 GARFIELD, NEW JERSEY – On September 8, 2006, the Macedonian-American community of New Jersey celebrated the signing of a ceremonial Joint Legislative Resolution from the State of New Jersey Senate and the General Assembly håonoring and saluting the Republic of Macedonia upon the auspicious 15th anniversary of its independence.  Members of the organization United Macedonian Diaspora who reside in the State…

The Ilinden Testament to Freedom and Diversity

Release No. 06-08/02

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ilinden Uprising on the Day of the Prophet St. Elijah (August 2nd) signifies the start of the modern Macedonian Republic as a stronghold of the first multi-ethnic, Balkan state. Just like modern Macedonia, the first Macedonian Republic bespoke the freedom cry into one that encompassed all ethnicities as one cohesive voice under the Macedonian sun. The Ilinden Uprising was a joint fight for freedom from the Ottoman yoke, and a cultural movement to freely nurture the ancient Macedonian tradition.

Greek President Denies Existence of Macedonian Minority in Greece

Macedonian Human Rights Movement International Press Release – May 21, 2006 Macedonian Human Rights Movement International applauds Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski’s statement in response to comments by Greek President Karolos Papulias stating that there is no Macedonian minority in Greece. On May 17, 2006, Papulias said, “There is no Slavic minority in Greece, there is only a Muslim minority which…

UMDiaspora Attends Briefing on Macedonian Name in U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora attended a briefing in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9th, 2006 organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia with the help and support of the Office of Congressman Mark Souder (R-IN).  In his last Ambassadorial efforts to solidify U.S.-Macedonian relations, His Excellency, Ambassador Nikola Dimitrov briefed various Congressional staffers, members of…

Macedonian Studies at Macquarie University in Australia

Maybe you’re a second or third generation Macedonian and you’ve learnt some Macedonian at home. Wouldn’t it be great to improve your conversation, reading and comprehension skills. Study at Macquarie and you’ll be able to read a Macedonian newspaper or book, and really impress your relatives overseas when you next visit! You’ll also be more confident in passing on Macedonian…

Macedonian Studies at Macquarie University in Australia

Maybe you’re a second or third generation Macedonian and you’ve learnt some Macedonian at home. Wouldn’t it be great to improve your conversation, reading and comprehension skills. Study at Macquarie and you’ll be able to read a Macedonian newspaper or book, and really impress your relatives overseas when you next visit! You’ll also be more confident in passing on Macedonian to your children and the next generation.

Study Macedonian at Indiana University Fall 2006

This Fall 2006 semester Elementary Macedonian (SLAV Q-101/Q501) will be offered at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana for the first time during the academic year.

In previous years Macedonian was only offered every other year during the Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL).