High school students from 10 Macedonian schools joined their counterparts from Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro to exceed the number of 23.628 participants of the last year's parade by 778 and set a new record.
SLO-VAL 202 Radio broadcast the music that was transmitted via satellite link by the Macedonian Radio.
In his welcoming address given at the opening of the parade, Skopje's Mayor Trifun Kostovski said he was glad Skopje was included as a participant city in the event marking the completion of the secondary education to 2006/07 class.
European Ambassador Erwan Fouere closed the parade, wishing the matriculates to have a life equally joyous as their dance performance today.
"With young people like you, I am sure this country will become a part of EU", Fouere said.