Macedonian Truth Forum

Macedonian Truth Forum (
-   General Discussions (
-   -   Ovcarani (

Mikail 05-02-2010 07:16 AM

Ok, there are a squillion clips from Ovcarani on YouTube. Let's get them all here in one place!

Mikail 05-02-2010 07:17 AM

Makedonia---Ovcarani Svadba
[url=]YouTube - Egejska Makedonia---Ovcarani Svadba[/url]

Ovcarani--- Svadba Makedonska
[url=]YouTube - Ovcarani--- Svadba Makedonska[/url]

OVCARANI--svadba Makedonska---Part-2
[url=]YouTube - OVCARANI--svadba Nakedonska---Part-2[/url]

Svadba -- OVCARANI -- Part 3
[url=]YouTube - Svadba -- OVCARANI -- Part 3[/url]

Mikail 05-02-2010 07:23 AM

Always defiant to Greek terror and assimilation attempts. Ovcarani makes national news!

Ovcarani 20-07-2008 MEGA TV
televizijasonce — August 12, 2008 — Edna od mnogute reportazi za panagjurot vo Ovcarani(Vostarani,Meliti) vo lerinsko koj se odrzuva sekoja godina na 19 i 20 -07 po povod Ilinden.Panagjurot i ako e oficijalno kulturno-religiozna manifestacija, isprakja silni politicki poraki za postoenjeto na makedoncite vo egejska Makedonija.

[url=]YouTube - Ovcarani 20-07-2008 MEGA TV[/url]

Mikail 05-02-2010 07:29 AM

Meliti or in Macedonian Ovcarani (some whil say Vostareni) is an old Macedonian place which had stayed over 1000 years macedonian. There is a big celebration on Ilinden the national they of Macedonians.


Mikail 05-02-2010 07:32 AM

Citizens of Ovcarani declare as Macedonian in front of Greek TV see why!:macedonia
[url=]YouTube - Ovcaranec-Jas sum makedonec[/url]

Others in Lerin say it too. Everybody here are Macedonians.
[url=]YouTube - Makedonci vo Lerinsko(Jas ne sum Grk)[/url]

Mikail 05-02-2010 07:34 AM

But Macedonia is Greek you say? Stay tuned believers of Greek Lies. More Macedonian Truths to come!

Risto the Great 05-02-2010 07:52 AM

I love this selo.

Mikail 05-02-2010 08:00 AM

Ovcarani makes News Headlines again!

Grckite mediumi za Ovcarani ANT 1 TV 18-07-08
[url=]YouTube - Grckite mediumi za Ovcarani ANT 1 TV 18-07-08[/url]

televizijasonce — August 13, 2008 — Reportaza na grckata ANT 1 TV za panagjurot vo Ovcarani
vo lerinsko po povod Ilinden.Panagjurot so odrzuva sekoja godina vo 19 i 20 -07

The LION will ROAR 05-02-2010 08:05 AM

Овчарани-Μελίτη-Ovcarani 20/07/09
Check out all Macedonians celebrating

Mikail 05-02-2010 08:10 AM

Овчарани-Μελίτη-Ovcarani 20/07/09 ,Расчекорено,Ραστσεκορενο

[url=]YouTube - Овчарани-Μελίτη-Ovcarani 20/07/09 ,*асчекорено,Ραστσεκορενο[/url]
televizijasonce — July 24, 2009 — Celebration of religious and national holiday Ilinden village in lerinskoto Ovcharani (Voshtarani) which is traditionally held on 19 and 20 July (Ilinden the new calendar).

The swing dance video vodenskoto Mon known as Stankino

Прослава на верскиот и националниот празник Илинден во леринското село Овчарани (Воштарани) која традиционално се одржува на 19 и 20 Јули (Илинден по новиот календар).
На видеово воденското оро Расчекорено по познато како Станкино

Εορτασμος της θρησκευτικης και εθνικης εορτης Ιλιντεν -Προφητης Ηλιας στο χωριο Μελιτη (Οφτσαρανι) Φλωρινας ο οποιος παραδοσιακα πραγματοποιητε στις 19 και 20 Ιουλιου ( Με το νεο ημερολογιο).
Στο βιντεο ο χορος Ραστσεκορενο ποιο γνωστος ως Στανκενα απο το ομωνυμο τραγουδι

Mikail 05-02-2010 08:17 AM

Macedonian Folk Legend Vaska Ilieva's performence - Ovcarani Aegean Macedonia in 1996

[url=]YouTube - Macedonian Folk Legend Vaska Ilieva's performence in Aegean Macedonia in 1996[/url]

Makedonier — March 09, 2009 — Vaska Ilieva za Ilinden 1996 godina vo Ovcarani, egejska Makedonija, denesna Grcija

julie 05-02-2010 08:19 AM

Many years ago she sang in Adelaide at a Maco function, she had to be one of the greatest singers ever:)

Mikail 05-02-2010 08:21 AM

[url=]YouTube - meliti[/url]

Mikail 05-02-2010 08:32 AM

Macedonians celebration of St.Elijah Day in Aegean Macedonia
[url=]YouTube - Macedonians celebration of St.Elijah Day in Aegean Macedonia[/url]

Makedonetz 05-02-2010 08:40 AM

Enough is enough time for us to rise from under Gerkomani blankets of propaganda!!!!

Makedonija ne Makedoncite!

Rogi 05-02-2010 08:53 AM

Ovcharani Panagir 2008 (my video - again thanks for the upload piperka)

[url=]YouTube - 2008 - Aegean Macedonians - ovcharani panagir[/url]

Sekirani 05-02-2010 09:22 AM

While on my upcoming holiday to Macedonia, i plan on going to Ovcharani for this celebration and hopefully film some of the event !

Sekirani 04-19-2011 01:27 AM

My videos of the Ovcarani festivities on July 20, 2010 - enjoy ![url=]YouTube - Ovcarani 20- 7-10 Part 1[/url] [url=]YouTube - Ovcarani 20-7-10 Part 2[/url] [url=]YouTube - Ovcarani 20-7-10 Part 3[/url] [url=]YouTube - Ovcarani 20-7-10 Part 4[/url] [url=][/url] [url=]YouTube - Ovcarani 20-7-10 Part 6[/url]

TRAVOLTA 04-19-2011 01:44 AM


The LION will ROAR 05-21-2014 10:22 PM

[B]Ethnic Macedonian wins mayoral spot in Ovcarani, more wins expected [/B]

Gjorgi Javramov has been elected village mayor of Ovcarani municipality in the first round of local elections in Yunanistan.

Although the Macedonian Party in Yunanistan "Rainbow" will not officially take part in the elections, its members were put on lists as independent candidates. Javramov has acquired the highest number of votes and will substitute Pande Aslakov.

Macedonian minority members are very well satisfied that one of their representatives will become an overlord of the village and will fight for preserving Macedonian identity in Yunanistan.

Macedonian citizens have their candidate in the village of Neret, near Lerin. Vasil Stojkov, supported by the leading New Democracy, will compete in the ballot. Nikola Cockov is a candidate to head the Lerin prefecture which includes dozen of villages in that region. He has been supported by the opposition party Syriza. Both candidates have not succeeded in gaining 40% of the votes to be elected in the first round. However, they will run for support in the second round on Sunday.

Nevertheless, the Macedonian minority party in Yunanistan "Rainbow" will take part in the forthcoming EU elections, which is a great opportunity to raise voice and be represented in the political scene.

Momce Makedonce 07-21-2014 01:01 AM

Latest videos from Illinden in Ovcharani, enjoy :)

[url][/url] Овчарани 19/07/2014 Ovcarani 19/07/2014 Μελίτη 19/07/2014 - Александар е цар македонски

[url=]ILLINDEN VO OFTSARANI 2014 - YouTube[/url]

Liberator of Makedonija 09-05-2021 04:44 AM

The mayor of Ovčarani joining in this time:


Momce Makedonce 09-06-2021 07:29 AM

[QUOTE=Liberator of Makedonija;185293]The mayor of Ovčarani joining in this time:

[url][/url][/QUOTE] Pande is the best! Always gets involved in the Oro and fighting for Macedonian rights on the other side of the modern day border.

It seems like in recent years Ilinden in Ovcarani has even become an event that some Macedonians from the Republic attend too, it's great to see.

I was watching over some videos from Ilinden there in 2014 and remembered this one with the 5 year old boy from Negush region dancing, such a nice video!


Some other great vids from over the years:

Liberator of Makedonija 09-07-2021 03:50 AM

What organisation sets up the Ilinden? Has become one of the most popular ora in all of Macedonia

Risto the Great 09-07-2021 09:09 PM

The village reps organise their event. They are staunchly Macedonian and I have great memories attending their panagirs.

Voshtarets 09-11-2021 07:54 PM

Both my living 95 year old father and my late mother (Bog da proste) were born in Voshtarani (Ovchareni). The old timers always called it Voshtarani...the name Ovchareni is more recent. I went to visit in 1977 and 1980 and I witnessed a profound awareness amongst the villagers of who they were. Back in the day, the Greek authorities tried numerous times to get the villagers to swear on the Bible to cease conversing in Macedonian but they failed miserably every time.

I'd love to go back for another visit. Ilinden is the time to go. Vaska Ilieva performed at the festival once and had the Voshtartsi in tears when performing her patriotic songs.

My father is fond of saying "Nie Makedontsi imame zlaboki koreni". How true that is.

Liberator of Makedonija 09-12-2021 02:43 AM

Voshtarets, how did the public name of the selo shift from Voštarani to Ovčarani?

Voshtarets 09-12-2021 02:12 PM

[QUOTE=Liberator of Makedonija;185309]Voshtarets, how did the public name of the selo shift from Votarani to Ovčarani?[/QUOTE]

I asked my dad that question this morning. At the ripe age of 95 his mind is still sharp as a whip, so whatever he tells me on historical matters I accept as the voice of authority.

According to him, the name "Ovcharani" appeared only after the Greek Civil war. He can't explain exactly how that name came about. The original name "Voshtarani" is the correct village name, used by the older generation of villagers as well as the inhabitants of the neighboring villages up to the civil war period. The original name derives from the Macedonian word for wax (vosok) as the village used to export significant quantities of wax and honey to the other sela. In 1926 the Greek government renamed it to "Meliti" which derives from the Greek word for honey, which is "meli".

Anyways, hope this helps. If I find out anything else I'll let you know.

Risto the Great 09-12-2021 10:47 PM

The Macedonians learned to hate themselves in that part of Macedonia. The subtle (and often not so subtle) techniques employed over there meant speaking Macedonian was an indicator of being a peasant farmer rather than an "enlightened Greek". I suspect the newer name came from a degree of self-loathing among some of the enlightened "shpioni".

Soldier of Macedon 09-13-2021 03:16 AM

According to village elders, the original settlement was called Voshtarani. At some point, a few shepherds moved a little further away and established a new village called Ovčarani. When more people arrived, they eventually settled near a river, at the current location of the village. This story was mentioned by Ǵorče Petrov in his Materials on the study of Macedonia back in 1896, so both names have been around for quite a while.

Voshtarets 09-13-2021 10:50 AM

[QUOTE=Soldier of Macedon;185312]According to village elders, the original settlement was called Voshtarani. At some point, a few shepherds moved a little further away and established a new village called Ovčarani. When more people arrived, they eventually settled near a river, at the current location of the village. This story was mentioned by Ǵorče Petrov in his Materials on the study of Macedonia back in 1896, so both names have been around for quite a while.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for that info. Another piece of the puzzle put in its place.

Risto the Great 09-13-2021 04:48 PM

I stand corrected. First time ever.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Macedonian Truth Organisation