10 - 12 May 2019
  Umag      Croatia

Director:  Mr. Dragan Petkovich

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

Program of the festival:

1. DAY May 10, 2019, 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 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 2019” 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:

  • 45 Euro per person for 2 OB (Only bed) in Apartments Polynezia Plava Laguna *** 
  • 55 Euro per person for 2 OB (Only bed) in Apartmants Sol Katoro ****
  • 95 Euro per person for 3 HB (dinner and breakfast) in Village Sol Garden Istria **** 
  • 99 Euro per person for 3 HB (dinner and breakfast) in Hotel Sol Garden Istria ****

Participation fee includes:

  • Accommodation is in Umag at Apartament village Polynesia Plava Laguna *** (in 1/3;1/4 and 1/5 Apartments) and Apartments Sol Katoro **** (in 1/4 and 1/5 Apartments) - price is per person for 2 nights (supplement for 1/2 Apartments is 10 Euro per person per night), and as well Accommodation is at Hotels with 4 star like Hotel Sol Garden Istría **** and Residence Sol Garden Istría **** -  price is for 2 nights with half board (both meals are on Buffet base)
  • Diplomas, Plaquas and Presents
  • Free place on each 26th member

Participation fee does not include:

  • Supplement for half board is 14 Euro per person per day (both meals are on Buffet base) for accommodation in Apartments Polynezia Plava Laguna ***  and Apartments Sol Katoro Plava Laguna ****
  • Supplement for brekfast is 6 Euro per person per day (breakfast is on Buffet base) for accommodation in Apartments Polynezia Plava Laguna ***  and Apartments Sol Katoro Plava Laguna **** 
  • Transport, parking, vignete...
  • Facultative tours (excursion to Trieste and Piran 15 Euro, the Pearls of  Istria – Pula and  i Rovinj 10 Euro)
  • Insurance
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.