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12th Annual Macedonian Old-New Year's Masquerade Celebration – “Vasilica”

  • Embassy of Macedonia 2129 Wyoming Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

The United Macedonian Diaspora
His Excellency Dr. Vasko Naumovski
Ambassador of Macedonia to the United States

Invite you to join our

12th Annual Macedonian Old-New Year's Masquerade Celebration – “Vasilica”

Vasilica is a centuries-old Macedonian holiday that commemorates both, the feast day of St. Basil the Great and the New Year’s Day according to the Julian calendar.

For the past 1,400 years, during this holiday, the village of Vevcani, in Macedonia holds the vibrant Vevcani Carnival - the most famous village festivals in the Balkans. People from all over Macedonia and the region come to Vevcani wearing festive costumes and masks and dance throughout the two-day event.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
7:30 – 11:00 p.m.

Embassy of Macedonia
2129 Wyoming Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Donation is $50 per person, which includes full Macedonian traditional dinner (buffet style), Macedonian wine and local brandy called “rakija,” and of course, plenty of dancing featuring a special Macedonian folklore performance with music by New York City DJ Nikifor.

For tickets, please click here:

Dress code: We encourage you to wear your masks and/or costumes. Please see video from last year:

Please don’t wait till the last minute! We sold out last year and no tickets will be sold at the door this time.

Join us for this festive 12th Annual Celebration.

See you soon!

Any questions?
Contact: (202) 350-9798 or

Proceeds will benefit UMD's scholarship and internship programs.

Since 2009, over $50,000 has been given out in scholarships, and close to 60 students have participated in UMD's internship program in Washington, D.C.

Earlier Event: January 12
Embassy Series: SRI LANKA
Later Event: January 18
J-Film: Au revoir l'été