Date: 25-29 August 2017
Location: Budva, Montenegro
Director: Jovan Jonoski
Application Deadline: 10 June 2017
ORGANIZER OF THE FESTIVAL:
The organizer of the festival is Cultural Art Society “Pletenka” (“Braid”).
There is kind of beauty one can never get enough of. It relaxes you, makes you feel at peace, attracts and enchants you.
Exotic sceneries are not necessarily far and inaccessible. In the heart of the Adriatic coast of Montenegro there is a town called Budva waiting for you and a holiday of your dreams may come true.
Budva is the metropolis of Montenegrin tourism thanks to the great number of beaches and hotels that make this a most desirable tourist destination. The Budva coast is 21 km long. It is among the most beautiful coasts in the world and its beauty will not leave you indifferent.
All you have to do is to decide and there are as many as 35 beautiful sandy beaches (8 beaches are marked with blue flags – a prestigious international award for quality and high standards of service at the beaches). There are the clean and safe sea and beaches along which you can swim as long as you feel like it.
Apart from its natural beauty (its bay islands and beaches) Budva is rich in historic monuments as well.
Budva Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings, the Church Sv. Trojica, housing the tomb of the exquisite writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of Sv. Ivan, Sv. Bogorodica and Sv. Sava. A visit to the walls of the Old Town is a must. You will experience the ancient spirit and charm of the renaissance period in Budva. In the Stari Grad (Old town) you can also visit many shops, cafés, restaurants and galleries. Monasteries Stanjevici, Podostrog, Rezevici and Gradiste are important historic and religious monuments of Budva.
PURPOSE OF THE FESTIVAL:
The main purpose of this festival is to bring different cultures closer through songs, dances, music and interesting national costumes. The main idea of the organizers is to bring to the festival different choirs, folklore and modern dance groups from different countries and different parts of the world and to give them the exclusive opportunity to display their artistry and creativity on the stage.
The participants will have the opportunity to meet new people, establish new friendships and learn about different cultures and traditions.
The idea of the festival is to develop communication and dialogue between diverse cultures, by nurturing tradition as well as modern dance styles, thus combining the traditional and the modern in a timeline that will take the spectators from history to modern times.
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF THE FESTIVAL
Accommodation in villas and resorts: 79 euro
79 euro per person for 3 nights half board (2 meals per day)
99 euro per person for 4 nights half board (2 meals per day)
Accommodation in hotels: 85 euro
85 euro per person for 3 nights half board (2 meals per day)
109 euro per person for 4 nights half board (2 meals per day)
PARTICIPATION FEE INCLUDES
PARTICIPATION FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Day 1: 25.08.2017
Checking in the hotel, free time for individual activities
The organizer of the festival will give you a more precise timetable program with all of the activities during the festival days
Dinner in the hotel,
Day 2: 26.08.2017
Visiting the Old Town of Budva
Meeting: Group leaders and the organizer, in order to get to know each other in person and discuss details about the festival
Day 3: 27.08.2017
(Optional) Boat cruise – the boat sails from Budva to St.Stefan, Petrovac, Island St .Nikola Swimming And Entertainment (the cost for the boat cruise is 12 euro per person);
Parade on the main street and finishing in the location where the performances will take place;
Festival evening (Performances);
Day 4 28.08.2017
Visiting Tivat, Kotor, … (Groups go on these excursions with their own bus);
Second festival night and closure of the festival;
Day 5 : 29.08.2017
Checking out of the hotels
Choosing 5 nights HB means that groups can choose to continue their stay for one extra night (not mentioned in the general festival program) and do leisure activities.
*The organizer reserves the right to make changes in the festival program.