Ohrid Lake Folk Festival

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Country and Region MacedoniaOhrid
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Ohrid, Ohrid, Macedonia
Festival Description

The international Ohrid Lake Folk Festival takes place on Lake Ohrid where folk dance groups gather to perform and share their cultures. The events provide an open exchange for networking among the participants. A range of folk dance groups in traditional folk costumes perform dances and are able to enjoy the historic, cultural and activities in the area.

Festival Dates June 28 - July 2, 2012
Festival Links


Festival Events:

Program 2012:
  • Thursday, June 28
    • Arrival in Ohrid after 12.00
      Hotel accommodation and free activities (including swimming in Ohrid Lake)
  • Friday, June 29
    • 9:00am-11.00am — Breakfast,
    • 11:00am-5:00pm — Ohrid sightseeing – visiting cultural monuments (Samoil fortress, Antique theatre, Plaosnik, St. Kaneo church …)
    • 6:00pm — Ensembles parade (old town)
    • 8:00pm — Official opening of the festival on the main square in Ohrid
  • Saturday, June 30
    • 11:00am — Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake and visit most famous tourist resort St.Naum-culture place, also swimming in most popular beach (price €5 per person)
    • 21.00 — Social events and exchange presents
  • Sunday, July 1
    • 10:00am — Breakfast in hotel and free activities (sunbathing),
    • 8:00pm — Second festival evening and award at gala evening for all participants
  • Monday, July 2
    • Departure of the participants


Practical Info:

Participating conditions 2012:
  • The number of participants
    • Limited to only 2 folk groups from each country
    • Each group should consist of at most 35-40 members including dancers, managers and musicians
    • The age of the participants are not limited
  • Required performances
    • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 folk dances, 10-15 minutes each with orchestra or CD
    • Each group must bring a flag of their country
  • Transportation
    • Folklore groups should arrange their own transport for arrival and departure
  • Fees
    • Participation fee from €74 per person (4 Full Board) and €69 (4-half board) in hotels which are located on the coast of Ohrid Lake, in 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 bedrooms with own toilet and bathrooms
  • Festival organizers provide:
    • For 25 dancers — one gratis
    • Rewards for the winners of the festival in value of €300 (during the festival program audience will vote on ballots for the best performance at the festival)
    • Souvenir for each participant
    • Tourist guides for sightseeing of the town
    • Reception in city hall
    • Advertising of the festival (press conference, radio and tv channels, posters and flayers)
  • Insurance
    • Personal responsibility and health insurance are the obligation of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group
  • Programming
    • Organizers have the right to change the program of the festival
    • After Groups arrive at the Hotel they will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have a guide during festival. After the festival has finished the organizers will send the a DVD from the festival program for each group and will also send photos.
  • Extended stay
    • On your request, you can continue your stay in Ohrid after the festival. The price will be €20 per day per person FB – this price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide
  • Confirmation deadline
    • Should be sent by March 15, 2012. The participation form may be sent by email: zoranol@yahoo.com
  • Invoice Payment
    • Groups should pay an advance of €300 to the account of organizers by March 15, 2012. The balance of the fee should be paid after the group has arrived at the hotel in Ohrid. In case of cancellation, the advance portion will be not refunded. All information about the invoice will be supplied after the confirmation for participation.
  • Contacts
    • Zoran Strezovski, President of the festival
      Email: zoranol@yahoo.com
    • Julija Trpovsk, Artistic director
      Phone: +389 75 37 14 12, or +389 75 235 107


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