Holidays & Observances in Macedonia
Macedonia is a country in southeastern Europe. Though it has a long and rich history, Macedonia as a republic is still relatively young and growing. Culturally it has been affected by many of the surrounding countries such as Greece and Albania. As a former member of Yugoslavia, it is also affected by the other former Yugoslavian countries. Orthodox Christianity is the most common religion, so many of the holidays are Christian holidays and the Julian calendar is used to determine the dates of religious festivals. Islam also has a strong following, so its holidays are important to the Macedonian way of life as well.