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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Looking At Macedonia On Canadian Soil

I have another photo post today here in the embassy series, Ottawa Welcomes The World, happening here through the year at the Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park. I will have one more in the series, and then shift others into the photoblog in September (it's been an exceptionally busy summer). 

One recent occasion celebrated the Republic of Macedonia, a place with a rich history going back thousands of years. This of course is the former part of Yugoslavia, and for part of my life, a place hidden away behind the Iron Curtain. There was a lot going on here, including art, music, crafts, food, and traditional clothing.

When I came in later in the day, there was a bagpiper on stage. The Macedonian bagpipe is bigger and sounds different from the Scottish bagpipe we're so used to.

There was also a line of dancers making their way through the crowd, many of them in traditional Macedonian clothing.

The flag of the country being profiled hangs outside the building during the event. Macedonia's flag hung along several lights at the front of the building. Visiting this event was enjoyable- I certainly learned a good deal about the country while attending, and it left me wanting to pay a visit myself. 


  1. For a minute there, I thought there was a conga line going on!

  2. This would be so interesting to learn about various countries. I have a friend who grew up in Macedonia, and she often tells me the mountains there are beautiful for hiking through. I would love to have heard the bagpipes!

    1. I've been enjoying the series thus far. We had Columbia yesterday, and Trinidad & Tobego is up tomorrow.

  3. Great photos. Of course, there are great things going on in that country. How could it be otherwise with their history.

  4. Awesome photos and interesting post William!


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