People celebrated Trimery in the city of Strumica, Macedonia, in Southeast Europe in February end to mark the beginning of the fasting period ahead of Easter 2012.

During the traditional Trimery celebration, revelers from various performing groups participated in the holiday's dance rituals which, they believe, will chase away evil spirits.

The Easter Sunday this year will fall on April 8 when resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated.

Check out below some of the pictures of Trimery celebration in Strumica, located about 150 km (93 miles) southeast of Skopje.