International Children's Folk Dance Fesival "Ohrid Waves"
|Country and Region||Macedonia — Ohrid|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Music|
|Location of Festival||Ohrid, Ohrid, Macedonia|
|Festival Contact Information|
The International Folk and Dance Festival “Ohrid waves” is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by folkloric groups. Participants include children and youth folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles. The participants cannot be over 21 years old.
During the Festival each group or ensemble will have at least two performances in Ohrid during the evening hours. This allows visiting groups to plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city, excursions or simply enjoying on the beach. For participation details and conditions visit http://www.makfolk.com.mk.
|Festival Dates||July 24 - 28, 2013|
Ohrid is an immortal town, a magical hill that links ancient and modern times forever. Ohrid has been a living town for 2400 years, notable for having 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and is referred to as the Macedonian Jerusalem. Through the activity of St. Clement of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavonic university on Europe was situated here.
Today Ohrid is a cultural, spiritual and tourist centre. And finally, as the crowning glory of its values, Ohrid and Lake Ohrid have been named a world cultural and natural heritage city under the protection of UNESCO since 1980. Lake Ohrid is one of Europe’s deepest and according to most experts the oldest lake in Europe. The importance of the lake was further emphasized when it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1979. Feel Ohrid for once in your life and you already know why you will return and why it simply cannot be retold.
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