perchten: A parade performer, during a carniva…

perchten:

A parade performer, during a carnival in the village of Vevcani, on January 14, 2013. #

Each year, the Macedonian village of Vevcani marks the Orthodox St. Vasilij Day – the beginning of the old Julian calendar – with a 1,400-year-old carnival rooted in pre-Christian traditions. Performers revel in the streets wearing masks that reflect pagan rituals, religious issues, or political satires of current events. 


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