Folk Festival of Gjirokastër

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Country and Region AlbaniaGjirokastër
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Gjirokastra, Gjirokastër, Albania
Festival Description

Folk Festival of Gjirokastër takes place about every four years. Gjirokastër is the home of the traditional Albanian folk festival, usually held in the fall, every four years. Over 1000 Albanian singers and dancers from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and USA come together for the festival. The National Folklore Festival has its beginnings in 1968, when it was organized for the first time in Gjirokastra. This Festival presents the best offered by the Albanian tradition—music vibes and instruments, folk art and costumes. Happening to be a visitor during the days of the Festival, the ambiance and the sensations one gets, is like walking in and interacting with the ancient folklore.

Festival Dates September - October 2013

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