Macedonia

Report
Macedonia
By Alana, Sophie & Ashley
Contents
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Macedonian arrival
How they came
Celebrations
Dances
Orthodox Churches
Famous people
Food
Pets
Clothing
Introduction
 Macedonia is a very
complex culture made
of religion , culture ,
celebrations , food and
art.
Macedonian Arrival
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/exhi
bition/belongings/sekutkovski/ )
How they came
 Macedonians came
to Australia by boat
and the poor came
on fishing boats.
Celebrations
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.
Dances
A Macedonian
dance includes
dancing in a circle
and holding hands
this can happen at a
wedding or birthday
parties.
The Orthodox Churches
The first orthodox
church was built by
Macedonians in
Australia.
Famous Macedonian
Australians
Famous Macedonian people
include football and AFL players.
Also a musician Nick Malceski,
Chris Joannou, Mile sterjovski and
Peter Daicos.
Nick Malceski
Food
Macedonian food includes
Maznik, Burek, Patulitzi,
Baklava, Ajvrac[ which is
capsicum relish], Piparece
paulnaty [ Capsicums
stuffed with meat, rice,
vegetables and stock].
Maznik
Pets
 Macedonian pets
include The Tatra
Shepherd Dog, the
Macedonian
shepherd to name
a few. The
Macedonian Tatra
Shepard dog is in
Australia and
Macedonia. Some
people have them
as pets.
Clothing
 Macedonian clothing can
be found in traditional
folk costumes,
Macedonian wool dense
knotted embroidered
traditional vest and
embroidery .
Traditional
embroidery vest
Macedonian
folk costume
Acknowledgments
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

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