This year's Strumica Carnival kicked off late on Saturday with a 3,000-strong masquerade.
During a three-hour carnival program, masked participants paraded the town streets and the square, in the attendance of representatives of the International Carnival Cities Association and the diplomatic corps in Macedonia.
Over 30,000 guests witnessed the unforgettable image of colors, sounds and creations, followed by all-night parties in Strumica clubs.
Federation European of Carnival Cities (FECC) President Henk Ferdinand Van Der Kroon presented carnival groups "Starry City" and "Moulin Rouge" with medals honoring their long-standing participation at the Strumica Carnival.
The awards to the best masks will be presented on Tuesday.