4 - 6 May 2018
  Umag      Croatia

Director:  Mr. Dragan Petkovich

Participating ensembles are from Croatia, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, the Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Slovenia, Macedonia, etc.

Program of the festival:

1. DAY May 04, 2018, FRIDAY: UMAG
Upon arrival, the groups will be taken to their chosen accommodation... Informative meeting to be attended by the representatives of all groups. Getting to know the town, a tour of this beautiful coastal town, swimming and relaxation... The possibility of visiting one of the night clubs. Overnight accommodation.
Optional excursion to Slovenia and Italy, and the two beautiful cities of Trieste and Piran: Trieste. Trieste is a harmonious blend of Roman heritage, medieval and new century architecture. A city that has been elevated to a very high level as a result of it having been a very important Habsburg port: Miramare Castle’s fairytale-like facade, the Canale Grande, the Serbian Orthodox Saint Spyridon Church, Corso Italia, the Roman Theater, Piazza della Liberta. Leisure time and lunch, pastry shops, a walk along the seashore or shopping. Departure for Slovenia and a visit to the city of Piran, the most beautiful along the Slovenian coastline: the entire old town is a labyrinth of streets, with a layout unchanged since the Middle Ages, while the main town square, only steps from the sea, honors the famous composer Tartini who lived in this city. After a short tour, leisure time until departure for Croatia and Umag.  
Preparations by the folklore ensembles for the I International Folklore Festival in Umag.
Parade through the city and the ensembles arrival to the main town square where the performance will take place (in case of poor weather conditions, the performances will take place indoors).
The opening of the “1st International Folklore Festival in Umag - Umag 2018” and performances from the Cultural and Artistic Societies!!!
After the performances, there is the possibility for all societies to go for a joint night out at one of the night clubs. Overnight accommodation.
Optional excursion of the most important cites in Istria: Rovinj and Pula. Arrival at the seaside town of Rovinj. Upon arrival, a tour of the old town, located at the foot of the Church of St. Euphemia. Leisure time. The tour continues to Pula, the largest city in Istria County, located in the southwestern part of the Istrian peninsula in a well-protected bay. The city has a long tradition of wine making, fishing, shipbuilding and tourism, while at the same time being a transit port. Pula has been the administrative center of Istria since the Roman times and even today you can find proof of this age in the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi, better known as the Golden Gate, the Temple of Augustus, mosaics, and before all else, the symbol of the city, the Colosseum (the Pula Arena). Leisure time for walking along the water and down city streets, lunch and other activities. Leaving for the place of departure with a promise of meeting up next year!!!

Participation fee:

  • Package 1 (Appartament rent)
    • Apartments Polynezia ***  45 Euro per person
    • Apartmants Sol Katoro **** 49 Euro per person
  • Package 2 (bad & breakfast – on Bufftet base)
    • Apartments Polynezia *** 65 Euro per person
    • Apartments Sol Katoro **** 69 Euro per person
  • Package 3 (half board – both meals on Buffet base)
    • Apartments Polynezia *** 75 Euro per person
    • Apartments Sol Katoro **** 79 Euro per person
    • Hotel Sol Aurora **** 89 Euro per person
    • Village Sol Garden Istria **** 95 Euro per person
    • Hotel Sol Garden Istria **** 99 Euro per person

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation in Umag at Apartament village Polynesia *** (in 1/3;1/4 and 1/5 Apartments) and Sol Katoro ****(in 1/4 and 1/5 Apartments) , as well in Hotels with 4 star like Hotel Sol Garden Istria ****, Village Sol Garden Istria ****, Hotel Sol Aurora ****  in 1/3 i 1/4 rooms, supplement for 1/2 rooms is 5 € per person per night, for 2 nights with choosen service  
  • Diplomas and Plaquas
  • Free place on each 25th member

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport, parking, vignete...
  • Facultative tours (excursion to Trieste and Piran 15 € , the Pearls of  Istria – Pula and  i Rovinj 10 €)
  • Insuriance
Note: all ensembles must provide their own music, leading orchestar or music CD s. Each ensemble is obligated to set performance in duartion of  10 – 15 minutes.
Any group, willing to participate, must complete an Application from.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.