The Carnival of Vevcani, Alan Taylor via The Atlantic  (see captions for photographer credits) *  “Each year, the Macedonian village of Vevcani marks the Orthodox St. Vasilij Day—the beginning of the old Julian calendar [January 13/14]—with a 1,400-year-old carnival rooted in pre-Christian traditions. Performers revel in the streets wearing masks that reflect pagan rituals, religious issues, or political satires of current events.” (source)