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Trebichino

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Trebichino


The village Trebichino, or Tribichino, is located in the south-east valleys of the mountain Elenica at an altitude of 520 meters. The village is part of the Municipality of Vasilevo, and is 14 km away from Strumica. For the occurrence of the name several legends exist. The one legend says that in order for the village to exist, land was plowed by three smaller oxen and according to that, the two words “tri” and “bikcinja” were combined and today’s name was created. The second legend says that the name was made according to the three brothers, who inhabited first this area. They dealt with carpentry and firing trees, as well as with production of wooden timber, sold in Strumica and Radovish. After them, here came their relatives and friends. Later, this village according to the three brothers and their crafts got the name “Tribichino”. It is considered that the village was founded somewhere around the middle of the 18th century. During the Second World War, on 22nd of October, 1944, the village was part of some military activities among the Germans and the partisans from the Strumica battalion.

Trebichino was always a small settlement, because it is outside of the main road communication and deep nested on the wonderful hills of the mountain Elenica. This doesn’t make it attractive for massive settlement, but the small number population contributes ideally for the village to be composed into the green nature and have a harmonious relationship with it. The residents who decided to live here have the opportunity to enjoy the mountainous climate and in the warm summer days to enjoy an ideal coolness. In the past, the population massively dealt with animal husbandry, and a smaller part with agriculture. Sheep, cattle and goats were bred, while 50 years ago there were above 15.000 goats and 200 cattle. Local population grew grapes, crops, and fruits. The housewives used to bake: loafs, pies, zelnik and bread. Today, the population here is mainly older and pass their pensioner days here, while the younger population comes here only as a weekend getaway. The Municipality of Vasilevo invests in this village, as a potential for development of rural tourism. The famous Ilieva fountain is located here, built in 1880 that still exists today, and the water flowing from it has never dried up. The fountain is called so by the shepherd Ilija, who lost his life here hit by lightening, and it was built by his son. The village is known for the church dedicated to St. Petka, i.e. St. Paraskeva. It was built in 1875 by the famous architect, Grigorij Petrov from v. Tresonche, Debar. The church has a valuable fresco painting and represents a subject of interest for many historians of art. During the religious holiday “St. Petka”, the village is abundant with visitors. The custom for this holiday is to knit a wreath. The religious holiday is celebrated on 27th of October.