International Veteran's Folk Dance Festival "Ohrid Waves"

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

Makfolk Association
Bul. Jane Sandanski 84-3/14
1000 Skopje,
Republic of Macedonia
Phone: +389 70 359 747 (spoken English)
+389 75 285 612 (spoken Russian)
Fax: +389 2 2743 052
Email: biljanabojadzievska(at)

Festival Description

The International Veterans Folk-Dance Festival “Ohrid waves” is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by folkloric groups. Participants include folk groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, choirs as well as groups and performers from other art styles. The groups perform during the Festival in Ohrid in the evening hours. The daytime hours allow groups to visit and enjoy the historical part of the city, take part in excursions or simply enjoying on the beach. The Organization organizes a meeting with the local authorities and a farewell dinner where gifts are exchanged. For information and details about taking part visit

Festival Dates June 13 - 16, 2013
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Festival Story:

Ohrid is an immortal town, a magical hill that links ancient and modern times forever. Ohrid has been a living town for 2400 years, notable for having 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and is referred to as the Macedonian Jerusalem. Through the activity of St. Clement of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavonic university on Europe was situated here.

Today Ohrid is a cultural, spiritual and tourist centre. And finally, as the crowning glory of its values, Ohrid and Lake Ohrid have been named a world cultural and natural heritage city under the protection of UNESCO since 1980. Lake Ohrid is one of Europe’s deepest and according to most experts the oldest lake in Europe. The importance of the lake was further emphasized when it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979. Feel Ohrid for once in your life and you already know why you will return and why it simply cannot be retold.


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