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Youth Exchange “Faces Behind Masks – Back to Vevchani 2010”

The Carnival of Vevchani is being celebrating for more than 1.400 years on 13 and 14 January (on the eve of the last day of the old and the first day of the New Year, according to the orthodox calendar). The main characteristics of the carnival are the archaic rituals, the mysterious mask and the art of improvisation. The carnival can be described like two days of total freedom, two days full of archaism, secretiveness and improvisation. According to its specific features, it differs from all other carnivals in the world, because it’s a massive event in everybody from the village takes part. Below you can see a few photos (Polish national evening, team-building activities, making mask, looking for common values  workshop) from the project. In the case that you would like to see more, please, take a look at our Facebook profile – Волонтерски Центар Скопје.