Masked and merry

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE SCENE -

The Vasil­ica Mas­quer­ade Cel­e­bra­tion kicks off 2014 with a tra­di­tional Mace­do­nian fete.

1. David Kane, left, dressed as Bat­man, and Glenn Daigon, cos­tumed as Napoleon, obliged the re­quest for festive at­tire at the Vasil­ica Mas­quer­ade Cel­e­bra­tion, held Jan. 18 at the Mace­do­nian Em­bassy in Wash­ing­ton. Vasil­ica is a Mace­do­nian hol­i­day that com­mem­o­rates New Year’s Day and Saint Basil’s feast day. 2. In­ter­na­tional Pro­fes­sion­als Group (IPG) New York rep­re­sen­ta­tive Vera Arsova, cen­ter, sings and leads par­ty­go­ers in a tra­di­tional dance.

3. Tango part­ners Fran­cisco Reyes and Kerri Nor­ris bring an old-glam­our vibe to the fes­tiv­i­ties. 4. From left, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity Law School stu­dents Kara Thomas, Jameyson Price and Kathryn Sada­si­van laugh as they watch dancers.

5. Syn­chro­nized kick lines were the move de rigueur. 6. Af­ter mak­ing a wish, Ju­lia Krylova in­spects the coin she found in her Christ­mas bread. 7. IPG events direc­tor Radell Peis­chler, chief ex­ec­u­tive and pres­i­dent S. Ku­mar and events man­ager Erin VanGorder show off their mas­quer­ade masks. 8. Omar Ma­lik and Re­becca Ber­tram en­joy Mace­do­nian cui­sine.

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