International Professionals Group (IPG) and United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) invite you to the Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade Ball – Vasilica.
Vasilica is a centuries-old Macedonian holiday that commemorates both, the feast day of St. Basil the Great and the New Year’s Day according to the Julian calendar. For the past 1,400 years, during this holiday, the village of Vevcani, in Macedonia holds the vibrant Vevcani Carnival – the most famous village festivals in the Balkans. People from all over Macedonia and the region come to Vevcani wearing festive costumes and masks and dance throughout the two-day event.
Washington Post listed our Masquerade a “Masked and merry” traditional Macedonian fete.
Featuring an open bar (vodka, gin, whiskey….), Macedonian wines by Stobi and the Balkan Wine Project, and rakija, Macedonian delicacies, a raffle with unique prizes, and dancing all night long.
Complimentary Valet parking available, red carpet, and step and repeat photo opportunity.
Mingle and network away the evening celebrating the old Macedonian New Year’s!
Location: Manor House – Ingleside at Rock Creek, 5121 Broad Branch Road, NW · Washington, DC.
Nearest Metro station is ‘Friendship Heights’ (Red line), approx. 7 minutes uber/lyft ride from the metro.
Tickets: Early Bird price of $60 (include drinks and food) till January 1, 2018;
Please buy from https://ipgmasqueradeparty2017.eventbrite.com
Price will increase to $75. Please buy your tickets before it get sold out or price increase. All our events are sold out well in advance.
Dress : Formal/ Cocktail / Black Tie; we encourage you to wear masks. Please see video of a past Masquerade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNyP4exqIko&feature=youtu.be
Please don’t wait till the last minute! We sell out every year and no tickets will be sold at the door this time.
Ticket proceeds will benefit UMD’s scholarship and internship programs. Since 2009, over $60,000 has been given out in scholarships, and close to 70 students have participated in UMD’s internship program in Washington, D.C.
Looking forward meeting you and your friends.
IPG Events Team.