20 June 2019     Festivals 

The IX International Folklore Dance and Music Festival "Paralia Fest" was held from 14 to 18 June, 2019 in Greek resort Paralia, Katerini. 

The event was attended by 400 participants from 10 ensembles coming from Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.Festival presented the culture tradition of different nations and gave opportunity to the participants to get acquainted, to made friendships and to present their folklore through the dance and music. During the first festival evening, a solemn dinner was held on Aloha Beach in honor of all the artists. On June 16, a concert program took place in the main square of Paralia, bringing the musical diversity of the ensembles closer to the audience.

The festival gave the opportunity for folklore groups, choirs and orchestras to visit the great monastery complex in northern Thessaly, Meteora, to have a boat trip and to enjoy the warm Aegean Sea.