Ohrid Lake Folk Festival

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Country and Region MacedoniaOhrid
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Ohrid, Ohrid, Macedonia
Festival Contact Information

Email: ohridfolklore@yahoo.com, and

Festival Description

The international Ohrid Lake Folk Festival takes place on Lake Ohrid where folk dance groups gather to perform and share their cultures. The events provide an open exchange for networking among the participants. A range of folk dance groups in traditional folk costumes perform dances and are able to enjoy the historic, cultural and activities in the area.

Festival Dates

June 26 - 30, 2014
June 30 - July 4, 2014

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Festival Events:

Program schedule 2014:
  • Thursday, June 26 and 30
    • 1:00pm (13.00) Arrival in Ohrid, hotel accommodation and free activities
    • 2:00pm-3:00pm (14.00–15.00) Lunch in hotel
    • 7:00pm-9:00pm (19.00–21.00) Dinner in hotel
    • 9:00pm (21.00) Welcome reception
  • Friday, June 2 and July 1
    • 9:00am-10:00am (09.00-10.00) Breakfast
    • 10:30am-2:00pm (10.30-14.00) Ohrid sightseeing – visiting cultural monuments (St.Sofia church, Samoil fortress, Antique theatre, Plaosnik, St. Kaneo church …)
    • 2:00pm-3:00pm (14.00–15.00) Lunch in hotel
    • 6:30pm-7:30pm (18.30-19.30) Dinner in hotel
    • 8:00pm (20:00) Ensembles parade (old town)
    • 8:30pm (20.30) Official Official opening of the festival
      Welcome speech and firewall
      Open air performance
      Dancing together
  • Saturday, June 28 and July 2
    • 9:00am-10:00am (09.00-10.00) Breakfast
    • 10:30am-2:00pm (11.00–15.30) Visiting Stara carsia, oldest tree called – Cinar, Biljanini izvori, Ohrid pearl manufactory, old paper manufactory…… shopping …
    • 2:00pm-3:00pm (14.00-15.00) Lunch in hotel and free activities (sunbathing)
    • 7:00pm-8:00pm (19.00-20.00) Dinner in hotel
    • 10:30pm-11:00pm (20.30-23.00) Social events, exchange presents, disco party
  • Sunday, June 29 - Thursday, July 3
    • 9:00am-10:00am (09.00-10.00) Breakfast
    • 11:00am-3:30pm (11.00-15:30) Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake, visit Museum on water and most famous tourist resort St.Naum -culture place, also swimming in most popular beach – (price €7 per person),(lunch package)
    • 8:00pm-9:00pm (20.00–21.00) Dinner in hotel
    • 9:00pm- (21.00.- 00.00) Social events, exchange presents, disco party
  • Monday, June 30 and Friday, July 4
    • 9:00am-10:00am (09.00-10.00) Breakfast,
    • 11:00pm (11.00) Departure of the participants


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