2008 / 7 minutes

Directed by
Michele Trentini
Country of production
Carnival King of Europe

The Orthodox New Year’s Eve is marked by the appearance of the Djolomari, the “old ones”, for a long day of ritual, which is both structured and frenetic.

This film is part of Carnival King of Europe DVD 7 – THE PASTORAL LEGACY. The living icons of an idealized pastoral past can often be detected behind the masquerade, revealed by the abundance of fleece in the costumes and the tinkling of bells.

Films included in DVD 7: One day in Begnishte (7 minutes), The Silvesters of Urnäsch (12:30 minutes), The Day of the Masks on the Karst (14 minutes), The Day of the Rams in Gljev (17 minutes), St. Anthony Bonfires in Mamoiada (17 minutes).

South-East Europe
Republic of Macedonia
Folklore Festivals / Carnival