11 July 2019     Festivals 

XI International Folklore Festival OHRID FEST was held in the period July 5-9, 2019 in the most popular Macedonian resort. Director of the festival Zoran Strezovski informed that the celebration was attended by 400 performers from 11 groups from different countries. He added Welcome party with the leaders of the groups was organized on 5th of July. On 6th and 7th of July, all the participants took part in the parade and then in the Opening Ceremony of the festival and also on the second festival evening in the main square of Ohrid. Groups presented their traditional songs and dances.

After their performances in front of Macedonian audience, all the leaders of groups were awarded with diplomas for participation and gifts provided by the organizers.

At the end of the evening, all participants and managers danced to the traditional Macedonian song Makedonsko devojce.

On July 8th, participants enjoyed a party. In their spare time, groups explored the sights of old Ohrid - town registered in the UNESCO's list. Performers and their leaders sailed by boat in the

Ohrid Lake and enjoyed the beauty of the monastery Sveti Naum.