(VIDEO) Ilinden celebration in Melbourne 2019

The Macedonians in Melbourne showed everyone how Ilinden should be celebrated.

Organized by MACO - Macedonian-Australian Community Organization and Sheldon Reception, Macedonians celebrated the largest Ilinden holiday on the highest level and with dignity.

At the beginning of the event, Zoran Dimovski, welcomed the guests and announced the participants, after which the anthem of the Republic of Macedonia was performed by Nikola Zaceski.

MACO President Lidija Neskovski gave a welcoming speech, and Victorian MP Natalie Suleiman also made a speech.

Ms. Gordana Dimovska about Ilinden and its meaning, and Ms. Sashka Stavreski addressed the audience and gave a speech about the works and significance of Goce Delchev.

All participants at the rally sent a clear message to the politicians in Macedonia that no one has the right to change our history and take Goce from us.

The motto of the event was "Ilinden is ours, Goce is ours."

Elizabeth Cagorski took care of the wonderful slideshow on the big video screen with motifs from the Ilinden Uprising.

Then there was a cultural art program performed by MKUD "Jane Sandanski" and Ensemble "Tose" with famous Macedonian dances and songs.

The cultural part of the event was followed by Macedonian songs and dances, which were performed by Express Band, Tatjana Lazarevska and Nikola Zaceski.

The Macedonians in Australia, will never stop and will never cease to cherish their tradition, to commemorate the historical events of their ancestors.

Ilinden is ours, Goce is ours. May the Macedonian holiday Ilinden be for many years.

The central event was held in Sheldon Reception.

See the video of the event:

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