1 - 5 June 2018
  Ohrid      Macedonia - FYROM

Childrens's Dances Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed

Director:  Mr. Milenko Andreski

Application Form

  until 9 February 2018

 Welcome to Ohrid, the Pearl on the Balkans, as our visitors tend to say.
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 their close surrounding speak of the tradition and dedication of the Macedonian people.
You can explore the history and the culture, go shopping, go on different excursions and enjoy the gastronomy of this city. 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. Explore and choose your favorite beaches and fun places for daytime or nighttime, choose a restaurant where you can eat and drink and taste the homemade food while listening to our traditional music. Visit the city museums, gates, churches and galleries. You can learn about the history of our town. Go on a tour on the lake, mountains and surrounding villages. Enjoy your stay in Ohrid! Stay as long as you can and Ohrid will stay with you forever. 
Lake Ohrid
Lake Ohrid straddles the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes, preserving a unique aquatic ecosystem that is of worldwide importance, with more than 200 endemic species. It 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 to that of Lake Ohrid. Enjoy the magnificent landscapes of a lake placed in a cradle of mountains. These landscapes change with the movement of the clouds and the reflection of the sunlight, depending on the position of the sun, in ever changing patterns that will always surprise you by its magical beauty, like a dreamy fairytale.

Purpose of the festival: 

This festival is the perfect occasion for different groups from various countries to gather together so that they could express their culture and nation through dances, music and interesting national costumes. Ohrid will be the host and the gathering place for dance groups and national art groups from all around the world to meet new people, make new friendship relationships and also, see the beauties of our town Ohrid and the Ohrid lake, which are under the protection of UNESCO. The idea of the festival is to develop new forms of communication in the international dialogue and international cooperation in the future.
Terms and conditions for participation in 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 (beside youth and children participants, older or veterans also may participate)
  • It is necessary 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.
  • 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 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.
  • The rest of the payment should be completed immediately after the group arrives in order to take part at the festival.

Participation fee:

  • 59 euro per person for 3 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
  • 79 euro per person for 4 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
  • 99 euro per person for 5 nights half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner)
  • 65 euro per person for 3 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 85 euro per person for 4 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 105 euro per person for 5 nights full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
If there are 20 paying participants in a group, the 21st will be free of charge.
Supplement for double room is 5 euro 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
*On your request you can continue your stay in Ohrid, for a 20 euros per person, per day - FB (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and the price is special for the participants in the festival.
For additional days we will prepare special program for you.
Accommodation in: Hotels and Apartments
  • Hotel Chingo (4 stars) (55 beds)
  • Hotel Ambasador (3 stars) (70 beds)
  • Hotel Desaret (3 stars) (150 beds)
  • Hotel Lovec (3 stars) (70 beds)
  • Apartments City Inn (4 stars) (50 beds)

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation in hotels and apartments, 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). The rest of the rooms are with 3 and 4 beds.
  • Free parking for the bus (away from the center of the town)
  • Tourist guides for sightseeing of the town (on request only)
  • Advertising of the festival (press conference, radio, TV channels, posters and flyers)
  • Professional stage where concert performances take place, size: 10x8 meters
  • Professional sound equipment: (2 bass speakers, 4 satellite speakers, 2 monitor speakers…)
  • Professional light equipment
  • Certificates for participation in the festival
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Reception in the city hall
  • Drinks during the performance
  • Souvenir and gift for each group
  • DVD and photos of the festival
  • For the groups arriving by plane we will organize transfer from the Ohrid airport to the hotel free of charge

Participation fee does not include:

  • 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.
  • Health insurance (First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group).
  • Parking for the bus in the center of the town.


- Arriving in Ohrid, hotel accommodation
- 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.
- Lunch in the hotel (if FB) and free activities (swimming in Ohrid Lake),
- Dinner in the hotel
- Free night
- Breakfast in the hotel
- Visiting: Ohrid Ethno museum (1 euro), National workshop for hand made paper, St. Sofia church, Bridge of wishes, Plaosnik (2 euros), Antique theatre, Samoil fortress (1 euro), Old Bazaar Street, oldest tree called – Cinar. )
- Visiting Ohrid pearl manufactury (after the presentation about how Ohrid pearls are made is done, one selected person from each group will receive a present)
- Lunch in the hotel (if FB) and free activities (swimming)
- Parade and performance of the participants (First festival evening)
- Dinner in the hotel
- Breakfast in the hotel
- Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake and visiting the Museum on water – Bay of the Bones and most famous tourist resort  St.Naum - culture  place, visiting the water sources of the Ohrid Lake, St. Naum monastery, little islands at the very place with restaurants; swimming at the beach. The price for the cruising with boat is 7 Euros per person (if FB, lunch package provided by the hotel)
- Parade through the city                                                                                         
- Festival evening (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)  
- Disco party with drinks and dancing 
- Dinner in the hotel
- Breakfast in the hotel
- Struga sightseeing – visiting cultural and historical monuments ,river Black Drim, St. Bogorodica monastery in Kalista, Vevchani – Vevchanski water sources (1 euro)
- Lunch (if FB)
- Dinner in the hotel

- Breakfast in the hotel
- Checking out of Hotels
OPTIONAL (on the last day): 
- Departure to Skopje city: sightseeing the city center with all the monuments, Porta Macedonia, City square, visiting Skopje Fortress, Skopje old bazaar (optional: lunch), Stone Bridge,
Memorial House of St. Mother Teresa, Daut Pasha Hamam.

*Professional tourist guide for all day (80 euros)
*The organizer reserves the right to change the festival program.
*In the 2017 on this festival participated over 180 participants from 6 countries from the world.
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.

Application Form     until 9 February 2018

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