State Officials Extend Greetings for Easter Holidays

Caretaker PM Oliver Spasovski addressed the citizens via video message, addressing them greetings on occasion the observation of Easter Sunday by Orthodox Christians in Macedonia. “Easter is a holiday that marks the end of Christ’s suffering, celebrating victory over death. Christ’s resurrection is a confirmation of His love for mankind. This year we are expected to win over our selfishness, carry the burden for the common good and celebrate these days in our homes, protecting ourselves and close ones, Easter is a holiday of hope. This year we are faced with an unknown and powerful enemy that represents a temptation in our lives. I believe that we will all emerge stronger and better from this. Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Stay home,” Spasovski said. President of Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski said in his greetings that this holiday brings people lots of joy, even in times of pandemic. “Let Easter serve as a reminder that faith, courage and patience will lead us through this difficult period and teach us the most important lesson of life – the need for more equality, responsibility, solidarity and respect. I wish you a Happy Easter. Christ is Risen,” Pendarovski said in a video message. Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi also extended greetings on occasion Easter Sunday. “The entire world is facing a serious challenge that reminds us on the fragility of life but also the strength of mankind’s will to survive. It has faced us with the truth that we are all equal and only unity can make us winners. During this big holiday for Christianity that celebrates the victory of life over death, I wish that you have the strength given by your faith. Spend this holiday surrounded by your close ones and positive thoughts,” Xhaferi said. Greetings were also extended by SDSM Leader Zoran Zaev, VMRO-DPMNE Leader Hristijan Mickoski and other political leaders and state officials, as well as the US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Marie Byrnes.