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…

Remembering Ilinden

Remembering Ilinden

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls upon all Macedonians to affirm what unites us during today’s 114th Anniversary of Ilinden and to remember the values that the Macedonian freedom fighters of 1903 have instilled in our national identity. Our rightful claim to Macedonia, our Macedonian culture, our language, and our heritage all stem from the 10 days and 10 nights…

UMD Appalled By Increasing Serbian Nationalism Against Macedonia

UMD Appalled By Increasing Serbian Nationalism Against Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is appalled by reports that the Serbian Orthodox Church’s Patriarch Irinej has rejected the request by Macedonia’s government to commemorate the second Ilinden in our nation’s history at the Prohor Pchinski Monastery*, currently located in Southwest Serbia. Despite the belief that church and state are separate in Serbia, UMD strongly believes that the SOC’s rejection,…