Date: 14-18 August 2018
Location: Ohrid, Macedonia
Director: Milenko Andreski
Application Deadline: 15 December 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: 60 euro (lowest price)
If there are 20 paying participants in a group, the 21st will be free of charge.
Supplement for double room is 5 euros per day per person.
Supplement for accommodation in a single room is + 50% of the price to be paid for the single person accommodated in such room.
*On your request you can continue your stay in Ohrid, for a 20 euros per person, per day – FB (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and the price is special for the participants in the festival. For additional days we will prepare special program for you.
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.
-Lunch in the hotel (if FB) and free activities (swimming)
-Parade and performance of the participants (First festival evening)
-Dinner in the hotel
-Disco party with drinks and dancing
-Dinner in the hotel
OPTIONAL (on the last day):
-Departure to Skopje city: sightseeing the city center with all the monuments, Porta Macedonia, City square, visiting Skopje Fortress, Skopje old bazaar (optional: lunch), Stone Bridge, Memorial House of St. Mother Teresa, Daut Pasha Hamam…
*Professional tourist guide for all day (80 euros)
*The organizer of the festival reserves the right to make changes in the program of the festival.
*In the 2017 on this festival participated over 208 participants from 9 countries from the world.