What are 7 thousand Macedonians doing?

August 2, 2012

Today is Macedonian Republic Day and also the festival of St. Elijah.  Elijah, in the Slavic tradition, comes with some history beyond Christian culture and is sometimes known at Elijah the Thunderer.   His biblical ascension into heaven in a fiery chariot made him a natural analog to the Slavic pagan god of storms.

And, lest we forget:


  1. Where do you find these things?

    • I came across the ditty when I was but a child – why I remembered it is another matter all together.

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