Culture

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…

Kosovo Prime Minister Down Plays Border Dispute

By Neil MacDonald in Prishtina Agim Ceku, prime minister of Kosovo, played down a border dispute with neighbouring Macedonia on Thursday, saying that the current border would not change after the breakaway Serbian province gains formal independence. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Ceku said that the line agreed by Macedonia and Serbia in 2001 would be respected…

Unique Opportunity to Study Macedonian in the U.S.

The Critical Languages Institute offers nine-week, eight credit intensive language courses in introductory and intermediate Macedonian. ASU tuition is waived for the eight credits-a savings of thousands of dollars per student.  The only fee for the course is a $400 non-refundable registration processing fee.  This year the course will be held May 30-July 28, 2006 on the Tempe campus of…

UMD-AJC ACCESS Screen Empty Boxcars in Washington, D.C.

UMD-AJC ACCESS Screen Empty Boxcars in Washington, D.C.

On June 17, 2015, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and American Jewish Committee (AJC) – ACCESS DC partnered up for a special presentation of Ed Gaffney’s documentary film Empty Boxcars at UMD Headquarters in Washington, D.C. UMD President Metodija A. Koloski and AJC Washington Regional Office Goldman Bridge Fellow Cassie Chesley gave brief remarks about the film and UMD-AJC ACCESS…

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…