The masking of Forgiveness in Prilep has existed for a long time. This traditional custom reflects the ethno-cultural identity of Macedonia and is a unique phenomenon in the Balkans, Europe and even in the world. The centuries-old celebration of Forgiveness from 2001 has grown into an organized cultural event “Prilep Carnival” with an international character, and on May 21, 2006 it became a member of the European Federation of Carnival Cities FECC. Every year, Prilep hosts over 300 guests from several European countries. Over 1000 group and individual masks parade through the city center, and the best are followed by prizes. In addition to the parade of masks, the event is enriched with concerts, club parties, performances of cultural and artistic societies, exhibitions of masks, as well as presentations at the traditional Macedonian table. Prilep will host the 32nd FECC Convention in 2012.

link to the official website of the international Carnival