13 July 2017     Festivals 

13th edition of the International Folklore Festival in South Pieria (Greece) was held from 6 till 11 July, 2017 and gave scene for performances of 310 people from Kazakhstan, Estonia, Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria and Greece. The director of the festival - Panagiotis Pagonidis has informed us about the implementation of the event. 

According to his words - the event was another successful festival which is conducted in official cooperation with the Municipality of Katerini.  

"It’s a cultural celebration which provides to the participants opportunities to learn about different cultures and people, create new friendships, exchange experiences and contacts with other folk groups. Furthermore, during their stay the participants have the pleasure to enjoy the Greek hospitality, the crystal blue sea and a bright Greek sun." - said the organizer. 

The ceremony and the concerts on the Olympic beach in Katerini were attended by more than 2000 people, Mayor and Co-Chairs of Katerini Municipality as well as the President of the regional unit in Thessaloniki and consuls from Ukraine and Turkey.