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Our town final (1)



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Our town final (1)

  1. 1. Prepared for the Erasmus + project “FUTURE “ 2018-2020 by the students of the primary school “Joakim Krchovski” Kriva Palanka, Macedonia
  2. 2. It is a small town located in the northeastern part of the Republic of Macedonia.
  3. 3. Flag of Kriva Palanka Coat of arms of Kriva Palanka
  4. 4.  The name of our town is Kriva Palanka. The name derives from the curved riverbed of the river Kriva Reka.  This town has about 20,000 inhabitants.
  5. 5.  There are two primary schools in our town, “Joakim Krchovski” and “Ilinden’. They include also satellite schools located in the surrounding villages of Kriva Palanka.There is also a high school which offers a wide range of streams for studying and professional orientation.
  6. 6.  There is a sports hall, stadium, multi-purpose playground and tennis court. There are clubs for basketball, football, handball, volleyball, tennis, table tennis and karate.  There is also a path along the river for jogging and riding a bike.
  7. 7. The majority of the population in Kriva Palanka are Orthodox Christians.There are great number of churches and monasteries found in the town, but also in its surroundings. In the whole of Macedonia and even wider Kriva Palanka is known for one of the most beautiful monastery complexes - the monastery of St. Joakim Osogovski.The church "St. Dimitri “ is also famous.
  8. 8.  Osogovo Monastery or St. Joakim Osogovski is a Macedonian Orthodox monastery located near Kriva Palanka, 10 kilometres from the Bulgarian border in the Osogovo Mountain. Osogovo Monastery is not only a holy place but it is also home to an art colony and an architecture school during the summer.  The monastery consists of two churches including the larger "Saint Joakim of Osogovo" and the smaller “The Holy Mother of God.”  The monastery was founded in the 12th century, though there are no remains of the original monastery now. The smaller church in today's monastery complex got its present look in the 14th century, while the larger one was built in the 19th century.  The larger, was built in 1851 by Andrey Damyanov. It has 12 cupolas, which represent the 12 apostles, and porches on its southern and western sides. Most of the church's interior and cupolas were painted by Dimitar Andonov Papradiški.
  9. 9. St. Joakim of Osogovo Monastery Chandelier and frescoes Icon Tomb at the monastery
  10. 10.  Every year in Kriva Palanka many cultural events are held, among which the most significant are: the Art Colony "St. Joakim Osogovski", the Summer School of Architecture and The Folklore Festival "St. Joakim Osogovski".  Art colony "St. Joakim Osogovski"  The art colony "St. Joakim Osogovski" was first held on 5th September 1987. The colony is held from the 5th till the 20th September every year.  In 1993, the colony acquired an international character and since then many artists from different countries participate in it.  Folklore Festival "St. Joakim Osogovski"  The folk festival "St. Joakim Osogovski" is a festival of international character and is held on August the 28th and 29th in Kriva Palanka. So far, many folklore groups from different countries such as Bulgaria, Serbia Turkey, Belgium and Montenegro participated in the festival.
  11. 11.  In recent years, local authorities in Kriva Palanka are increasingly investing in tourism as one of the most important branches of the economy in Macedonia.With its natural beauty, rich cultural and historical tradition, Kriva Palanka is increasingly being promoted both by domestic and foreign tourists.  The villages Gradec, Trnovo and Stanci with their touristic sites are open to tourists at any time.  There is a City Museum of Kriva Palanka where tourists can buy souvenirs and bring something as a memory form our small but beautiful town.