Date: 08 – 12 June 2017
Location: Ohrid, Macedonia
Director: Milenko Andreski
Application Deadline: 15 April 2017
The organizer of the festival is IFFOM (International Folklore Festivals Ohrid Macedonia). The main goal of this festival is presentation and affirmation of Macedonian folklore, tradition, costumes and cultural heritage as well as presentation of foreign folklore and culture to our country. Also, modern dance groups, choirs and orchestras will have the chance to meet new friends from different countries, enjoy the beauties of our amazing city, learn a lot about tradition of other countries and celebrate life, friendship and love through music, songs and diverse dances.
Ohrid City is the perfect place where people from all around the world will gather together to represent their countries and show to the world what makes them special and unique.
If you want to be part of this event, you are welcome to fill in the application form and be our guests!
Welcome to Ohrid, the Pearl on the Balkans, as our visitors tend to say.
Ohrid is a blend of the traditional and the contemporary, the main spiritual cultural and touristic center in Macedonia, a UNESCO World Heritage site as a cultural, and with the Ohrid Lake as a natural rarity. The numerous historical monuments found in their close surrounding speak of the tradition and dedication of the Macedonian people.
You can explore the history and the culture, go shopping, go on different excursions and enjoy the gastronomy of this city.
Here, as a rarity scarcely found anywhere else, the deep traces merge eras and empires, kingdoms and quests, weaving the fine thread of historical continuity on the Balkans. On the other hand, nature hasn’t spared its beauties stretched down from the lake shores and up to the Galichica Mountain on which peak one can enjoy the sight of two lakes, the Ohrid and the Prespa Lake.
Explore and choose your favorite beaches and fun places for daytime or nighttime, choose a restaurant where you can eat and drink and taste the homemade food while listening to our traditional music. Visit the city museums, gates, churches and galleries. You can learn about the history of our town. Go on a tour on the lake, mountains and surrounding villages.
Enjoy your stay in Ohrid! Stay as long as you can and Ohrid will stay with you forever.
Lake Ohrid straddles the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem that is of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species. It came into being about three million years ago according to the latest scientific researches. It was formed in remote geological ages as a result of tectonic shifts. There are only a few lakes in the world today whose antiquity can be compared to that of Lake Ohrid. Enjoy the magnificent landscapes of a lake placed in a cradle of mountains. These landscapes change with the movement of the clouds and the reflection of the sunlight, depending on the position of the sun, in ever changing patterns that will always surprise you by its magical beauty, like a dreamy fairy tale…
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION:
PARTICIPATION FEE: 59 euro (lowest price)
Please keep in mind that these prices are the regular prices given in here:
59 € per person for 3 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
79 € per person for 4 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
97 € per person for 5 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
66 € per person for 3 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
86 € per person for 4 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
105 € per person for 5 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
PARTICIPATION FEE INCLUDES:
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.
Arriving in Ohrid, hotel accommodation
Meeting with the organizer in order to discuss details about the festival; upon arrival groups will be given a program with exact time schedule for each of the activities mentioned in this program.
Lunch in hotel (if FB) and free activities (swimming in Ohrid Lake),
Dinner in hotel
Ohrid Ethno museum (1 euro) sightseeing – visiting cultural monuments (Samoil fortress (1 euro), Antique theatre, Plaosnik, (1 euro) St. Kaneo church …)
Lunch in the hotel (if FB) and free activities (swimming)
Parade and performance of the participants (First festival evening)
Dinner in hotel
Breakfast in the hotel
Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake and visiting the Museum on water and most famous tourist resort St.Naum – culture place, visiting the water sources of the Ohrid Lake, St. Naum monastery, little islands at the very place with restaurants; swimming at the beach. The price for the cruising with boat is 8 Euros per person) (if FB, lunch package provided by the hotel)
Parade through the city
Festival evening (performance of the participants, certificate for the participants by the organizers, and at the very end of the festival participants can exchange gifts and contacts with each other)
Dinner in the hotel
Struga sightseeing – visiting cultural and historical monuments (river Crn Drim, House of the brothers Miladinovci, St. Kalista church, Vevchani – Vevchanski water sources (1 euro)
Lunch (if FB)
Dinner in the hotel
*The organizer reserves the right to change the festival program.