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Start date: Dec 1, 2010,

The Youth Exchange "Carnivai as a Tool for intercultural Learning - Back to Vevcani 2011" wiil connect 50 young people coming from Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Hungary and Spain. For all participants coming from different European cultures and countries the YE will be great opportunity to learn and discover cultural heritage not just all participants' countries but also they will have a chance to take part in Carnival of Vevcani and discover one of the oldest Macedonian and Balkan cultural tradition through interactive way - through participation in Carnivai.The Carnival of Vevcani is being celebrating for more than 1.400 years on 13 and 14 January (on the eve of the last day of the old and the first day of the New Year, according to the orthodox calendar), The main characteristics of the carnival are the archaic rituals, the mysterious mask and the art of improvisation. The carnival can be described like two days of total freedom, two days full of archaism, secretiveness and improvisation. According to Its specific features, it differs from all other carnivals in the world, because it's a massive event in everybody from the viiiage takes part. For the participants of the YE is also unique opportunity to meet locai community and to break prejudices and stereotypes on both sides.During the YE the participants will take part in variety intercultural tasks and exercises as well as well they will together work on national and group masks which they will wear in the carnivai. Moreover the participants will together work on newspapers which will be great opportunity to improve their communication and writing skills as learn more about photography.

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