Tag: Macedonian Independence

UMD Celebrates 115th and 74th Anniversaries of Ilinden and ASNOM

UMD Celebrates 115th and 74th Anniversaries of Ilinden and ASNOM

On August 2, 1903, St. Elijah’s Day, the great Macedonian Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire started in the city of Krushevo. This symbol of the revolutionary struggle of the Macedonian people and their aspiration for a free, independent and sovereign state, coupled with the first session of the Anti-Fascist Assembly for the People’s Liberation of Macedonia, ASNOM, on August…

NEW UMD PUBLICATION: “Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest”

NEW UMD PUBLICATION: “Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest”

The United Macedonian Diaspora is proud to announce the publication of a 474-page academic journal Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest, which features the proceedings of UMD’s 4th Annual Global Conference of the same name held July 24 through August 2, 2013 in Skopje and Ohrid, Macedonia. The Conference sought to explore “the implications the Balkan Wars…

Macedonian Flag Over Wall Street, New York City

Macedonian Flag Over Wall Street, New York City

On the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of Macedonia’s Independence, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and the Consul General of the Republic of Macedonia in New York organized the first-ever Macedonian flag raising ceremony at the Charging Bull Triangle, Wall Street area, in New York City on September 8, 2014.  The flag will fly for five business days at this…

CONGRATULATIONS! 15th Anniversary of Macedonian Independence!

Release No. 06-09/08 WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 8th, 1991, the citizens of Macedonia gathered at their nearest polling place and voted, through a referendum, for the Socialist Republic of Macedonia to secede from the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and become an independent democratic entity, the Republic of Macedonia.  Fifteen years later, the United Macedonian Diaspora, unified in spirit and recollection…