The International Folklore and Music Festival "TROIA" was held in Çanakkale, Turkey in the period between 17 and 21 August 2023.

The official events of the festival were attended by 560 participants from: Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovinа, Bulgaria, Mexico, Puerto Ricco, Ukraine and Poland.

The festival was opened with a welcoming speech by the organizers and the national Turkish anthem.Festival events were held at the city square stage after festival parades. At the end of each concert groups were awarded with certificates and plaques by the organizers. 

During the festival, participants visited the municipality of Canakkale and had the opportunity to be welcomed by the Deputy Mayor Mr. Irfan Mutluay, who gave the participants presents and invited the guests again next year to be part of one of the biggest folklore festivals in Canakkale, Turkey.

Guests had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Troy, Ancient city of Troy, Bozcaada Island, Kordon, Aynali carsi.

After the festival, groups enjoyed the gala concert and returned to their countries with great memories and a desire to join the music fiesta again.

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16 – 20 August 2024

International TROYA Folk Dance and Music Festival (August)

Çanakkale Türkiye