20 Years from the First Gathering of Heraldic Enthusiasts in Macedonia

On 20.2.2023 is the 20 anniversary of the first meeting of heraldic enthusiasts in Macedonia, was held in the restaurant KIBO in Skopje. The group gathered around the website Heraldry in Macedonia. At this meeting it was agreed to start the process for the formation of the Macedonian Heraldry Society. Two days earlier, on February 18, 2003 in the daily newspaper “Dnevnik”, the first media coverage of the website was published by the journalist Sasho Spasovski, who is part of these enthusiasts. The article attracted even more interested people who joined this historic meeting.

in addition the integral text of the article.


Coats of arms from Macedonia on the Internet  on the first heraldic
site “Heraldry in Macedonia” is the work of Macedonian – an enthusiast who deals with heraldry and is a member of several international associations heraldic

On the Internet more than two years is the only site dedicated to the Macedonian heraldry – the discipline that deals with arms. The site address http://heraldry.mol.com.mk, where visitors can be informed about the basics of heraldry and coats of arms  in Macedonia.

The page “Heraldry in Macedonia” is the work of Macedonian enthusiast, who took an interest in heraldry in the nineties of the last century, with his stay in Britain, a country with rich heraldic tradition ever since diligently examines the historical discipline.

– This page is an attempt at popularizing the heraldry in Macedonia. It includes arms that are used in Macedonia or associated with it, but information on heraldry in general – explains Jovan Jonovski. He is a member of several international and national associations and heraldic initiator establishing Macedonian Heraldry Society, which is under formation.

Jonovski’s  site, which is in Macedonian and English, despite initial information on heraldry, placed four Arms that he created for interested individuals and one that he made for a company, particular attention was given to the traditional COA of Macedonia, the golden lion on a red field. The site shows the Arms of some cities and municipalities and some foreign heraldic links to web pages.
Saso Spasovski

DNEVNIK, 18 February, 2003