Director: Mr. Aleksandar Mojsoski With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk and Choral groups, orchestras, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on the II International music & folk - dance festival "St. Kiril & St. Metodij" 20 – 24 May, Ohrid 2022. 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. The idea of the festival is to develop new forms of communication in the international dialogue and international cooperation in the future. Also to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music. OHRID - Ohrid City is the perfect place where people from all around the world will gather together to present their folklore and show to the world what makes them special and unique. 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. 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! Our visitors says welcome to the Pearl on the Balkans. Ohrid is a mixture of rich history, tradition and modern life, a blend of the traditional and the contemporary, the main spiritual, cultural and touristic center in Macedonia. Ohrid has been a living town for 2400 years. The name Ohrid first appeared in 879. Between 990 and 1015, Ohrid was the capital and stronghold of Samoil’s medieval Macedonian state. From 990 to 1018 Ohrid was also the seat of the Ohrid Patriarchate. The numerous historical monuments found in their close surrounding speak of the tradition and dedication of the Macedonian people. It is 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. Lake Ohrid rightly deserves the name “Macedonia’s freshwater sea”. It has crystal clear water in color of the sky blue. Actually because of its size, this lake gives an impression of being a sea. With its unique flora and fauna the lake is one of the largest biological reserves in Europe. For more information you can visit: www.ohridinfo.mk Festival Program: 20 May 2022 13.00 – Arriving in Ohrid, hotel accommodation, after the meeting with the festival representatives and free time. 19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel. 21.00 – Free time. 21 May 2022 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 Dinner in hotel. 19.00 – Ensemble parade and Official festival evening. 22 May 2022 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 Dinner in hotel. 19.30 – Second festival evening (Optional). 23 May 2022 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 Dinner 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. 24 May 2022 08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast. 12.00 – Departure. General rules for participation: In the festival can participate every folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world. Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands. 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 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 March 2022 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, Vila Fortuna, Aparments De Lux, Apartments Riste etc.. 57 Euro per person for 3 half-boards 2 meals per day) in Villas & Apartments. 77 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in Villas & Apartments. Hotel Desaret, Hotel Klimetica, Hotel Pela, Hotel Beograd, Hotel Cingo, Fantastik… 75 Euro per person for 3 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 3* hotels 95 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 3* hotels Hotel Mizo, Hotel Prestige, 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 between 20-35 euro/per person for accommodation at the selected hotel category… We can also arrange a full board hotel service! 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 Tourist guides for sightseeing of the town Souvenir and gift for each group Professional stage, sound and light equipment during the festival events 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 arrival 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 from 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. THE NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED! 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.