1 July 2017     Championships 

With many and various in genre songs and dance the IX European championship of folklore “Euro folk 2017” began. The official opening ceremony of the international musical event took place on stage Ancient Amphitheater in the old Bulgarian town – Nesebar. 

Official guests of the opening were Mr. Valko Lyubenov – director, choreographer, teacher, Dr. “honoris cause”, honorable culture doer, Commission 6 at IOV UNESCO; Kremena Stoyanova – main expert at department “Culture” at municipality Nesebar and Kaloyan Nikolov – president of the European Association of folklore festivals - EAFF

Mrs. Stoyanova read a Greetings letter from the mayor of Municipality Nesebar – Nikolay Dimitrov, after which Kaloyan Nikolov declared the 9th edition of the European championship of folklore “Euro folklore 2017” for opened.

Until the 9th of July two more Black sea resorts will host the stages for more than 60 vocal groups, dance groups, ensembles and individual peformers with, all in all more than 1000 participants from a few European countries – Bulgaria, Russia, Republic of Saha  (Yakutiya), Slovakia, Latvia, Moldova and others.

More details about the program of the Championship can be found on EAFF’s official page.

20 international television programs, 3 newspapers and 5 websites will broadcast and write about the 9th edition of the European championship of folklore “Euro folk 2017”