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A politically sensitive festival is taking place in a remote village in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia.Residents of Vevcani use their pagan celebration to poke fun at Athens by staging events like mock funerals. Greece and Macedonia have been at loggerheads for years over the latter’s name.

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