On January 18, UMD held its 9th Annual Macedonian Old New Year’s Vasilica Masquerade Celebration at the Embassy of Macedonia in Washington, D.C. What started as a small event in 2005 to bring together Macedonians in the D.C., Virginia, Maryland area to celebrate the old calendar New Year’s, has turned into a must-attend event for Washingtonians.
The celebration attracted 230 people, including around sixty members of the prominent International Professionals Group of D.C., all networking, tasting traditional Macedonian foods and wine, and dancing up a storm to Macedonian dances. This year’s Masquerade attracted Batman, Napoleon, Venetian masks, feathers, among other fancy costumes and marks. BlackTie DC and the Washington Post were present during the entire event to catch a pose of the night’s happenings.
BlackTie DC noted that if one wants to party like a rock star, the Embassy of Macedonia is the place to be. The Washington Post did an entire “Masked and merry” page feature in their Sunday, January 26th paper Style section “The Scene.” The Washington Post has never featured any Macedonian event before. UMD NYC representative Vera Arsova is pictured leading the traditional Macedonian dance “oro.”
UMD is honored and privileged this annual tradition has attracted the attention of D.C.’s finest publications, and is already gearing up for the 10th annual on January 17, 2015.
BlackTie DC story and pictures of the entire event can be viewed by clicking here.