In general, Macedonians are kind, warm, and have a good sense of humor. They are also very curious of other cultures and welcoming to those from outside the country. They are polite but direct, so you don’t have to wonder what a Macedonian man is thinking - he tells you. Family and warm, friendly relationships are most important priorities in their everyday lives. This culture is a patriarchal one, so women usually face issues that are deeply rooted in the culture’s traditional values and gender roles.
The Republic of Macedonia is a small country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeast Europe. For 45 years it functioned as one of the six constituent republics of the Yugoslav Federation. It was declared an independent and sovereign state in 1991. Macedonia is a multiethnic country where a large number of ethnic groups, including Roma, Albanian, Serbian, and Turkish communities, have all been living next to each other for centuries. Orthodox Christianity is the main faith though the sizable Albanian minority is Muslim. In this mountainous country the summers are hot and dry, while the winters are moderately cold.