Saint Elijah’s Day

August 7, 2007

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This took place on 20th July (they called it St.Ilinden) and seems to involve feeding the ‘poor’ of the village. Quite a lot of people then!  Stefan  witnessed the killing of the sheep inside the church and they had candles place on their horns. He was taken aback by this as had no idea what to expect. I met someone who had been tortured by the communists and labelled a ‘hooligan’. He was caught listening to The Beatles.

dsc04315.jpg   Women spent all day preparing the lamb and then people lined up with jars and seemed pleased.

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