Wearing masks on Procka – religious holidayof Forgiveness exist long time ago. This traditional custom reflects the ethno-cultural identity of Macedonia and presents a unique expression on the Balkan, as well as in Europe and the world.
The Celebration of” Procka” through the centuries has grown into the organized cultural manifestation “Prilep Carnival” with an international character in 2001 and on 21. May 2006 it became a member of the Federation of European Carnival Cities, FECC. Every year Prilep is a host of more than 300 guests of many European countries. Lots of interesting group and individual masks parade through the center of Prilep, and for the most beautiful ones, there is a prize. Beside the mask parade, the Carnival involves concerts, club parties, folk dance groups, masks exhibition, as well as the presentation of traditional Macedonian meals. The city of Prilep is going to be host on 32.Convention of FECC in the year 2012.
Official web page link for Carnival Prochka - Forgiveness