14 July 2015     Festivals 

The Director of the festival Mr. Dragan Petkovich announced that the II International Folklore Festival in Corfu gathered together about 450 singers, dancers and musicians from 8 countries on the dates between 23th and 30th of June. On the scene of the second largest greece island in the Ionian Sea, groups and individual performers from Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Ukraine and Lithuania have demonstrated their love of popular folklore and the desire to preserve and pass on to the younger generations through their performances.
The festival has a representative character.

 

Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and, including its small satellite islands, forms the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece. The island's history is laden with battles and conquests. The legacy of these struggles is visible in the form of castles punctuating strategic locations across the island. Corfu is bound to the history of Greece from the beginning of the Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river.
 
The ensembles from Greece, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, Indonesia, Macedonia, etc. have already participated at the Festival.