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Phone : +389 46 200 - 032
Duration: 12 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
Location: Ohrid, Macedonia
Price: 59€
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Date: 12 – 16 July 2017

Location: Ohrid, Macedonia

Director: Aleksandar Petreski

Application Deadline: 15 May 2017



The organizer of the festival is Cultural Art Society “Elshani”.


This festival has been designed with the intention to offer to its participants and to the spectators the opportunity for them to witness and share cultural diversity and to celebrate folklore, tradition, costumes and cultural heritage. Folklore can be a chain that links diverse cultures and nations, building bridges and friendships. This is a chance for all lovers of folklore to show their colors and enjoy what the beautiful city of Ohrid can offer. For all those who want to live and dance to the colors and rhythms of folklore and tradition this is the perfect opportunity to do exactly that. Ohrid will be the perfect setting and host.


Ohrid Necklace (Custom)


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 the city in their close surrounding speak of the tradition and dedication of the Macedonian people.

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.

In order to understand the spirit of the town and comprehend its lifestyle, you should visit the town’s centre called Varosh which is situated on 2 hills above the crystal-clear water of the lake. One place covering couple of square kilometers surrounded by medieval towers and high walls is the Museum of Antique and Medieval Art. There are three gates which were entrances through the town’s walls.

Lake Ohrid
Lake Ohrid 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 with that of Lake Ohrid.

Lake Ohrid lies in a basin surrounded at all sides by mountains with peaks of over 2000 meters. To the east there are Mount Petrino and Mount Galicica with the Magaro peak (2275 m) which separates the Ohrid Basin from that of Prespa. To the south is Mokra and to the west Jablanica mountain. Lake Ohrid covers an area of 358 square kilometers. Two thirds of its surface area, belong to the Republic of Macedonia and one third belongs to Albania. The lake is 30 km long and its width varies from a maximum of 15 km, to an average of 11 km. Lake Ohrid has been found to be deepest 286 m. about 5 km from the shore, in the section between the fishing villages of Pestani and Trpejca. Its average depth is 151 m. The rare clarity of the water in Lake Ohrid, whose transparency may reach down to depth of 22 meters, is due to numerous underwater springs all along the south and the east shores. Much of this water comes from Lake Prespa, which lies at a greater altitude and is also the outcome of a tectonic shift.


  • Folk dance groups, modern dance groups, choirs, but also majorette teams and brass bands and orchestras are welcome to apply. Groups from all over the world can take part in this festival.
  • The number of participants is not limited. There is no age limit
  • To prepare minimum one program with the duration of 12 – 15 minutes per program.
  • Each group should bring the national flag of the country that they represent.
  • To visibly display panel on which the name of the group and the name of the country is inscribed.
  • Groups should have 12 – 15 small gifts for exchange.
  • Participants can perform with orchestras (recommended) or with recorded music (on CD or USB).
  • In order to participate in this festival, every group needs to fill in an application form. When applying, if possible, please provide some photos, videos or brief history of the group. These materials will be used for promotional and advertising purposes (in advertisements, fliers and posters). After receiving the application form and completion of advance payment, the organizer will send an official letter of invitation for participation at the Festival.


  • Accommodation in hotels and apartments, and meals according to the price selected
  • 2 double rooms per group with no supplement to be paid (one for the leaders of the group and another for the drivers of the bus). For the other double rooms there is an additional cost of 5 euro per room per day. The rest of the rooms are with 3 and 4 beds.
  • Free parking for the bus
  • A companion for the excursions and to inform the group about details regarding the festival.
  • Certificates for participation in the festival


Please keep in mind that these prices are the regular prices given in here:

59 Euro/ per person, 3 half-boards (2 meals)

65 Euro/per person, 3 full-boards (3 meals)

79 Euro/ per person, 4 half-boards (2 meals)

85 Euro per person, 4 full-boards (3 meals)

99 Euro/ per person, 5 half-boards (2 meals)

105 Euro/per person, 5 full-boards (3 meals)



Arriving in Ohrid, hotel accommodation
Free activities
Dinner in the hotel
Free night


Breakfast in the hotel
Struga – visiting cultural and historical monuments (river Crn Drim, House of Miladinovci brothers, St. Kalista church, Vevchani – Vevchanski water sources, (1 euro)
Parade through the city
Festival evening
Dinner in the hotel


Breakfast in the hotel
Ohrid Etno Museum (1 euro), Ohrid – cultural and historical monuments Samuil fortress (1 euro), Antique theater, Plaosnik (1 euro)
Parade on the streets
Official performance of the participants (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



Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake and visiting the Museum on water and St. Naum Monastery, visiting the water sources of the Ohrid Lake
Dinner in the hotel



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