13 January 2020     Festivals 

The 1st International Music & Folk - Dance Festival "Bosnian winter joys 2019" was held from December 29th, 2019 to January 2nd, 2020.

175 participants from Northern Macedonia, Israel and Bosnia and Herzegovina presented their cultural traditions during the event. Festival was officially opened in Sarajevo, Novi grad municipality. The participants were welcomed on behalf of the organizers by the Mayor Semir Efendić and the President of the Bosniak Culture Community "Preporod" prof.dr. Sanjin Kodrić.

In addition to performances in Sarajevo, Visoko and Zenica, participants explored tourist attractions in Visoko, Sarajevo and Mostar, and had the opportunity to feel the New Year's atmosphere in Sarajevo. A New Year's Eve party was organized for the participants at the Pyramid of the Sun Hotel in Visoko.
The organizers of the festival thank the mayor Mr. Semir Efendic and the European Association of the Folklore Festival EAFF for their great help in organizing the festival.