12 - 16 September 2020
  Ohrid      North Macedonia

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Aleksandar Mojsoski

With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk and choral groups, orchestras, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on II International music & folk - dance festival "OHRID PEARL" 12-16 September, Ohrid  2020.

The mission of the festival is to bring together participants from all over the world, to affirm different traditions through music, dance and national costumes, as well as to present foreign folklore and culture in our country. The participants will have the chance to celebrate life, friendship and love, to learn a lot about the folklore and traditions of other countries, to meet new friends, to exchange experience and information, as well as to enjoy the beauties of our amazing city. Ohrid is the perfect place where people from all around the world will gather to present their folklore and show what makes them special and unique. If you want to be part of this event, please fill in the application form for participation (below) and be our guests this year!

Welcome to Ohrid, the Pearl on the Balkans. Ohrid is a mixture of rich history, tradition and modern life, the main spiritual, cultural and touristic center in Macedonia, a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site. 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. Archaeological finds indicate that Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe. The numerous historical monuments found in their close surrounding speak of the tradition and dedication of the Macedonian people.

Lake Ohrid is a UNESCO World Heritage site as a natural rarity. Because of its size, this lake gives an impression of being a sea and rightly deserves the name “Macedonia’s freshwater sea”. With its unique flora and fauna the lake is one of the largest biological reserves in Europe. It has crystal clear water in color of the sky blue.

For more information you can visit: www.ohridinfo.mk

Festival Program:

Day 1
13.00 Arriving in Ohrid, hotel accommodation after the meeting with the festival representatives and free time
19.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel

21.00 Welcome reception with the leaders of the groups

Day 2
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 15.00 Ohrid sightseeing with organized local tour guides - visiting cultural monuments (Samoil fortress, Antique theatre, Plaosnik, St. Kaneo church …)
17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel

19.00 Ensemble parade and Official festival evening

Day 3
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 17.00 Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake, Visiting Museum on water and visit most famous tourist resort  St.Naum (optional 8euro per person)
18.00 – 19.00 Diner in hotel

19.30 Second festival evening (Optional)

Day 4
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 14.00 Visiting Struga city with organized guide and the Kalista monastery complex which is situated near to Struga city.
19.00 – 20.30 Diner in hotel

21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates and presents for ensembles by organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles and final party with all participants

Day 5
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
12.00 Departure

General rules for participation:

  • Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands.
  • In the festival can participate folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world.
  • Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation. The application is guaranteed by the advance payment amounting to 10% of the overall cost. This amount will not be refunded in the event of renunciation of participation.
  • The number of the participants are limited (only 3 groups from each country).
  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 10-15 minutes each with USB or orchestra. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city.
  • To send us short CV and 2 – 3 photos of the group by e-mail.
  • Until 10th of April 2019 each group should send the list of participants, name/surname, sex, date of birth and passport number.
  • To take a flag of the country.
  • Folklore groups should have their own transport for arrival and departure.

Participation fee:

Makotex Apartments, Hotel Montenegrin, Galeb and Plaza Hotel, Hotel Montenegrin, Vila Fortuna, Aparments De Lux etc:

  • 60 Euro per person for 3 half-boards 2 meals per day) in Villas & Apartments.
  • 79 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in Villas & Apartments.

Hotel Cingo, Hotel Desaret, Hotel Klimetica, Hotel Pela, Hotel Beograd, Fantastik:

  • 75 Euro per person for 3 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 3* hotel 
  • 89 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 3* hotel

Hotel Mizo, Hotel Millenium Palace, Hotel Aqualina:

  • 90 Euro per person for 3 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 4* hotel
  • 120 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 4* hotel 
On your request you can stay longer in Ohrid, Macedonia. Every day of stay longer before or after festival has to be paid 20-35 euro/per person for accommodation in 3*** hotel…

Participation fee Includes:

  • Participation in the festival concerts,
  • Accommodation in the selected category of hotels (mostly 3-4 bedded rooms, supplement for a double room is 5€/person/day, supplement for single room is 10 €/person/day),
  • Half-board hotel accommodation,
  • Welcome cocktails with the leaders of the groups,
  • Souvenir and gift for each group,
  • Certificate for attendance,
  • Drinks during the performance,
  • For 23 dancers 1 free of charge.

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport
  • Optional Programs
  • Insurance
  • What is not specified in the above mentioned “the fee includes”

Organizers keep the right to change program of the festival. After Groups arrive in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival. Groups arriving by plane will be transported to the hotels with organized buses and will be accompanied to their departure in the same conditions. The transfer from the airport to the hotel and back is paid additionally. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations. Invitation letter will be provided if needed. Thank you for participating at the Folklore festival!


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.

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