By: Hannah Jackson
In Macedonia on Christmas a bird is eaten, while on Easter they eat a lamb. During Christmas Eve dinner a coin is placed in the cake. Sweets are a normal appearance at celebrations. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. that consists of bread and cheese. Dinner is the main meal of the day and is eaten around 2 p.m. . All meals are prepared right before it is time to eat them , hot food is allowed to cool down to room temperature before eaten.
The main religion is Orthodox Christianity and Islam. The important holidays are Christmas and Easter for Christians. On the feast of Epiphany, a cross gets tossed into a large body of water to bless it for the new years.
The main language of the Macedonian people is Macedonian over 3 million people use this language in every day life.
The Mavrovo Lake is found in the north-western region of Macedonia. It is a great fishing, swimming and boating spot. The Mavrovo Lake also has a half submerged church in the middle!
The Millennium Cross is 66 meters high. The cross was built to be a symbol of 2000 years of Christianity in Macedonia. The cross was made in 2002 and was funded by the Macedonian Christian Church. A elevator was installed inside the cross in 2008. Then in 2009 there was a souvenir and restaurant opened next to the cross. In 2011 the cross ropeway opened. The cross now shines down upon the city with glowing lights.