Vevchani Carnival has over 1.400 years of a long tradition. It is a mix of paganism and modernism and is happening every year in the Municipality of Vevchani, on 13th and 14th of January. It is the eve and the first day of the New Year according to the old calendar. The festivity is dedicated to St Basil the Great. Since 1993, Vevchani Carnival is a part of the World Federation of Carnival Cities. There are three traditional masks, the bridegroom and the bride, the musicians and the August the Stupid, or a group of young people who are communicating with the audience with gesticulations. Despite the traditional masks, the rest of the inhabitants are showing their creativity in masks that are a real parody of the current events. The burning of the masks is the sign of the end of the carnival, symbolizing the end of all the bad things of the previous year and a new beginning in the following one.