Macedonia. By Alana, Sophie & Ashley. Contents. Macedonian arrival How they came Celebrations Dances Orthodox Churches Famous people Food Pets Clothing. I ntroduction. Macedonia is a very complex culture made of religion , culture , celebrations , food and art. Macedonian Arrival.
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By Alana, Sophie & Ashley
How they came
Macedonia is a very complex culture made of religion , culture , celebrations , food and art.
Macedonians came to Australia between the 1960’s & 1970’s. Most Macedonians came because of war, they were poor and for a job.
Marie Sekutkovskiwas born on the village of Vivcani near Ohrid in Yugoslavian Macedonia. I was married to Zivko, a tailor, in 1942. Zivko served in the Yugoslav army against the Germans. At the end of the war they pulled all the Germans from Yugoslavia after we got free.
Zivko’s brother went to Italy and got married and went to live in Australia . My husband said, ‘I can’t live with these communists’. He wrote to his brother and the brother obtained permission for Zivko to migrate to Australia.
(from thehttp://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/exhibition/belongings/sekutkovski/ )
Macedonians came to Australia by boat and the poor came on fishing boats.
Traditional Macedonian celebrations involve dying eggs for Easter to represent the blood of Jesus Christ. For Christmas we have a huge feast to celebrate the lord’s birthday. These Traditions originated in Macedonia and have become part of our Australian culture today.
A Macedonian dance includes dancing in a circle and holding hands this can happen at a wedding or birthday parties.
The first orthodox church was built by Macedonians in Australia.
Famous Macedonian people include football and AFL players. Also a musician Nick Malceski, Chris Joannou, Mile sterjovskiand Peter Daicos.
Macedonian food includes
Maznik, Burek, Patulitzi, Baklava, Ajvrac[ which is capsicum relish], Piparece paulnaty [ Capsicums stuffed with meat, rice, vegetables and stock].
Traditional embroidery vest
Macedonian folk costume
Thankyou to Microsoft PowerPoint, Google, Google images, the Todorovski and Bosilkovski family’s [ for inspiring us in every way possible], Smart notebook, Google earth, Microsoft word and http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au