Директор: Aleksandar Petreski Budva 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, there 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. Conditions of the festival: Groups from all over the world can take part in this festival. Folk dance groups, modern dance groups, choirs, but also majorette teams and brass bands and orchestras are welcome to apply. The number of participants and followers is not limited. There is no age limit. It is necessary to prepare minimum one program with the duration of 10 - 12 minutes per program. Each group should bring the national flag of the country that they represent. It is also necessary to visibly display panel on which the name of your group and the name of your country is inscribed. It is recommended that groups should bring about 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 advertizing 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. Participation fee: Accommodation in villas and apartments: 85 Еuro per person for 3 nights half board (2 meals per day) 99 Еuro per person for 4 nights half board (2 meals per day) Accommodation in Hotels: 105 Euro per person for 3 nights half board (2 meals per day) 125 Euro per person for 4 nights half board (2 meals per day) If there are 24 paying participants in a group, the 25th will be free of charge. Supplement for double room is 8 euros per day per person. Supplement for accommodation in a single room is + 50% of the price to be paid for the single person accommodated in such room. Important! Montenegrin Tourist Tax and Insurance (1.5 euros per person per day) is not calculated in the price and is to be paid after arrival and accommodation Participation fee includes: Accommodation according to the price selected and meals (HB: breakfast and dinner) 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). The rest of the rooms are with 3 and 4 beds. On request, each group will have a person available to accompany them on their excursions. On request, a professional tour guide can be hired to accompany the group on their excursions, but the travel guide expenses will be covered by the group Certificates for participation. Program of the festival: Day 1: -Checking in the hotel, free time for individual activities -Meeting with the organizer in order to discuss details about the festival; upon arrival groups will be given a program with exact time schedule for each of the activities mentioned in this program. -Dinner in the hotel -Free night Day 2: -Breakfast in the hotel -Visiting the Old Town of Budva -Dinner, -Free night Day 3: -Breakfast in the hotel -(Optional) Boat cruise –Short relation is 5 euros per person, and long relation is 12 euros per person -Parade on the main street and finishing in the location where the performances will take place; -Festival evening (Performances); -Dinner in the hotel Day 4: -Breakfast in the hotel -Visiting Tivat, Kotor, … (Groups go on these excursions with their own bus); -Parade; -Second festival night and closure of the festival; -Dinner in the hotel Day 5: -Breakfast in the hotel -Checking out of the hotels *The organizer reserves the right to make changes in the festival program. Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.